Investigating the power of group think

Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science • mit
Nov. 7, 2019 ~7 min

3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space

MIT and University of Colorado researchers are collaborating on an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 1, 2019 ~7 min

Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact

At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Oct. 29, 2019 ~9 min

What makes for better bureaucracy?

Political science PhD candidates Guillermo Toral and Tugba Bozcaga find that government-appointed officials deliver the goods — given the right circumstances.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science • mit
Oct. 21, 2019 ~10 min

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 29, 2019 ~15 min

Making wireless communication more energy efficient

Along with studying theory, "it's also important to me that the work we are doing will help to solve real-world problems,” says LIDS student Omer Tanovic.

Greta Friar | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
July 3, 2019 ~10 min

Caught between criminals and cops

Using virtual reality, doctoral candidate Andrew Miller gauges citizens' faith in law enforcement in the face of gang violence.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science • mit
May 13, 2019 ~7 min

Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
March 29, 2019 ~7 min

Fine-tuning multiphysics problems

Nuclear science and engineering graduate student Miriam Kreher codes to create better models for complex interactions within nuclear reactors.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
March 25, 2019 ~7 min

Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields

MIT researchers find a new way to make nanoscale measurements of fields in more than one dimension.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 15, 2019 ~7 min

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