Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: influenza health public-health disease research transportation school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences civil-and-environmental-engineering misti

System provides cooling with no electricity

Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.

David Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability research renewable-energy mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences misti department-of-energy-doe

Collision course: a geological mystery in the Himalayas

MIT geologists use paleomagnetism to determine the chain of events that resulted in the Himalayan mountains, with the support of MISTI-India.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science • mit
Oct. 28, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: geology environment climate plate-tectonics research students school-of-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences planetary-science misti eaps

MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world

MISTI Global Seed Funds program awards another $2 million to researchers across the Institute.

MISTI • mit
April 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: funding research global school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty international-initiatives collaboration misti center-for-international-studies

Unity makes strength: MIT expands ties with Belgium | MIT News

Belgian researchers once split by language come together to reinforce a future with MIT.

MISTI • mit
June 5, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  funding  europe  global  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  international-initiatives  collaboration  grants  misti  center-for-international-studies

Quantum physics student leaving MIT on a high note | MIT News

Math and physics major Shaun Datta wraps up four years of pushing himself beyond his comfort zone by singing a cappella with the MIT Logarhythms.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics • mit
June 5, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  mathematics  physics  music  quantum-computing  profile  students  school-of-science  undergraduate  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  international-initiatives  misti  student-life

Researchers devise new way to make light interact with matter | MIT News

Reducing the wavelength of light could allow it to be absorbed or emitted by a semiconductor, study suggests.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 4, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  physics  energy  photonics  light  research  israel  school-of-science  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  misti

A passion for service | MIT News

Tchelet Segev, a senior in civil and environmental engineering, is making a better world at MIT and beyond through leadership and service.

Maisie O’Brien | MindHandHeart Initiative • mit
May 21, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  mental-health  profile  community  students  school-of-engineering  undergraduate  civil-and-environmental-engineering  misti  student-life  mindhandheart

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