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Ed Boyden and Feng Zhang named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Ed Boyden and Feng Zhang named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

MIT faculty members are among 19 top scientists selected from across the nation.

Making driverless cars change lanes more like human drivers do
Making driverless cars change lanes more like human drivers do

Algorithm computes “buffer zones” around autonomous vehicles and reassess them on the fly.

A passion for service
A passion for service

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

A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus
A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus

Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease worldwide.

William Rodríguez: Helping others broaden their horizons
William Rodríguez: Helping others broaden their horizons

MIT senior and Model UN leader William Rodríguez works to encourage the global exchange of ideas.

Eight from MIT receive 2018 Fulbright awards
Eight from MIT receive 2018 Fulbright awards

Graduating students and alumni will conduct research abroad in 2018-19 academic year.

Albatross robot takes flight
Albatross robot takes flight

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat.

Turning up the heat
Turning up the heat

Fine-tuning thermal hydraulics in reactors, doctoral student Guanyu Su hopes to advance more powerful nuclear energy technology.

Applying machine learning to challenges in the pharmaceutical industry
Applying machine learning to challenges in the pharmaceutical industry

MIT researchers and industry form new consortium to aid the drug discovery process.

Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones
Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones

With new system, drones navigate through an empty room, avoiding crashes while “seeing” a virtual world.

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