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Photo of gas pumps.
MIT study finds wider use of premium gas could save fuel, money.
Oct 28, 2014
Eta Devices' chip (depicted here) can essentially “switch gears” to adjust voltage supply to power amplifiers in smartphones as needed, cutting power loss to improve battery life.
Startup’s power-conserving chip may increase smartphone battery life, save energy in cell towers.
Oct 28, 2014
Aag deficient liver cells undergoing ischemia/reperfusion (bottom right) do not release as many inflammatory chemicals as normal cells (bottom left). The top row shows liver cells from mice that did not undergo ischemia/reperfusion.
An enzyme key to DNA repair can worsen tissue damage caused by stroke and organ transplantation.
Oct 27, 2014
Imaging of human skull and brain
New approach could kill tumor cells in the brain more effectively and avoid side effects.
Oct 27, 2014
MIT postdoctoral associate Mostafa Youssef studies how defects in zirconium oxide, including hydrogen, can move through the material from the environment side to the underlying metal.
MIT postdoctoral associate Mostafa Youssef and graduate student Aravind Krishnamoorthy tackle different aspects of the problem at atomic scale.
Oct 27, 2014
Astronaut Michael Collins (middle) poses for photos with members of the audience during the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.
Nine astronaut alumni and Elon Musk join in celebrating department’s centennial.
Oct 25, 2014
Photo of glass pumpkins in grass
Sales at the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch cover the yearly expenses of the MIT Glass Lab.
Oct 24, 2014
Three missiles point skyward under a glass ceiling.
State Department official lauds enforcement of New START Treaty, but cites need for more work.
Oct 24, 2014
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Ali Jadbabaie from the University of Pennsylvania named interim director of SSRC
Oct 24, 2014
This diagram represents the way microwalkers can tumble across a surface under the influence of a rotating magnetic field
Technology could provide a way to deliver probes or drugs to cell structures without outside guidance.
Oct 23, 2014
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Research on how surfaces respond under extreme conditions lead to energy advances.
Oct 21, 2014
diagram showing the desalination process, with salty water in dark blue and fresh water in light blue. The electrodialysis process, using membranes and electric charges, is illustrated inside the circle.
Study shows electrodialysis can provide cost-effective treatment of salty water from fracked wells.
Oct 21, 2014
Bar chart showing increasing profits.
CSAIL/LIDS team's algorithm doubles initial investment in under two months.
Oct 21, 2014
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New committee aims to catalyze community discussion on how MIT can help address climate change.
Oct 20, 2014
square-centimeter chip containing the nTron adder, which performed the first computation using the researchers' new superconducting circuit.
New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips.
Oct 17, 2014
 Baby Pau Wang-Levy with his mom Taylor Levy and dad Che-Wei Wang (background, red shirt), two organizers of the hackathon and students at the MIT Media Lab in the Playful Systems Group.
“Make The Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon” brings tech out of the bubble and into the bottle.
Oct 17, 2014
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President Obama asks AeroAstro professor to take space agency’s No. 2 leadership spot.
Oct 17, 2014
Professor Michael Cima (left) and alumnus Heejin Lee display early prototypes of the LiRIS devices. The pretzel-shaped silicone tubes can be inserted into the bladder, slowly releasing lidocaine over two weeks to treat interstitial cystitis.
Novel device that stays in the bladder and slowly releases drugs sells to pharmaceutical giant.
Oct 16, 2014
Bilge Yildiz with a scanning tunneling microscope customized to study oxide material surfaces at high temperatures under mechanical stress in the presence of oxygen, water vapor, or other reactive gases.
Professor Bilge Yildiz analyzes surfaces of materials to tackle problems as diverse as enabling fuel cells and preventing pipe corrosion.
Oct 16, 2014
MIT (foreground) will partner with Massachusetts General Hospital, located across the Charles River in Boston.
First set of grants support projects designed to improve diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness.
Oct 15, 2014
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Bernhardt Trout becomes first Raymond F. Baddour (1949) Professor of Chemical Engineering.
Oct 15, 2014