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 | Feb. 6, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

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

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 | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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

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 | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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

MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world

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

MISTI | April 17, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

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

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 | June 5, 2018
~6 mins |

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

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 | June 5, 2018
~6 mins |

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

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 | June 4, 2018
~6 mins |

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

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 | May 21, 2018
~6 mins |

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

For J-WEL, a year of transforming education | MIT News

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab connects MIT and the world via collaboratives focused on pK-12, higher education, and workplace learning.

Danielle Pagano | Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) | May 21, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  education-teaching-academics  online-learning  office-of-open-learning  k-12-education  misti  abdul-latif-jameel-world-education-lab-j-wel  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

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