Fight or flight? Why individuals react as they do

Political science graduate student Aidan Milliff finds differences in how people in similar situations respond to threats of violence.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Feb. 23, 2021 ~8 min

System can sterilize medical tools using solar heat

Device could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity in off-grid areas.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

India’s culture of coping with cancer

Dwaipayan Banerjee’s new book examines the psychological and social terrain of living with cancer in a country where the disease has long been downplayed.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~10 min

Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Study sheds light on a classic visual illusion

Neuroscientists delve into how background brightness influences our perception of an object.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Instrument may enable mail-in testing to detect heavy metals in water

Whisk-shaped device absorbs trace contaminants, preserves them in dry state that can be shipped to labs for analysis.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 min

Tracing the origins of air pollutants in India

MIT researchers employ low-cost sensors to detect and track the origins of air pollutants in India.

Fatima Husain | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Sept. 30, 2019 ~6 min

How cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy

Study offers models for preserving the privacy of citizens while using their data to improve government services.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 25, 2019 ~8 min

Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

Water Innovation Prize goes to startups targeting methane and wastewater

Student-led startups Symbrosia and SiPure each awarded a $14,000 grand prize.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2019 ~6 min