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How MIT built its own Covid-19 testing trailer
How MIT built its own Covid-19 testing trailer

Designed and assembled by experts from across the Institute, the facility should enable testing of up to 1,500 people a day.

Meet Lauryn Kortman: Juggling fusion magnets and LED batons
Meet Lauryn Kortman: Juggling fusion magnets and LED batons

Rising MIT sophomore finds satisfaction designing for the laboratory and the playing field.

Assessing the value of battery energy storage in future power grids
Assessing the value of battery energy storage in future power grids

Storage value increases as variable renewable energy supplies an increasing share of electricity, but storage cost declines are needed to realize full potential.

How airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire during thunderstorms
How airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire during thunderstorms

On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects.

MIT researchers lead high school educational initiative on quantum computing
MIT researchers lead high school educational initiative on quantum computing

“Qubit by Qubit” introduces high school students to quantum computing through a week-long summer camp and a year-long course.

Data systems that learn to be better
Data systems that learn to be better

Storage tool developed at MIT CSAIL adapts to what its datasets’ users want to search.

3 Questions: Asegun Henry on five “grand thermal challenges” to stem the tide of global warming
3 Questions: Asegun Henry on five “grand thermal challenges” to stem the tide of global warming

“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.

Shrinking deep learning’s carbon footprint
Shrinking deep learning’s carbon footprint

Through innovation in software and hardware, researchers move to reduce the financial and environmental costs of modern artificial intelligence.

Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors
Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors

Human hair is 50 times softer than steel, yet it can chip away a razor’s edge, a new study shows.

A new tool for modeling the human gut microbiome
A new tool for modeling the human gut microbiome

Bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease are difficult to grow in the lab, but MIT engineers have found a way.

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