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Portable technology offers boost for nuclear security, arms control
Portable technology offers boost for nuclear security, arms control

MIT team devises compact, affordable system for identifying elemental composition of nuclear and other materials.

Could all your digital photos be stored as DNA?
Could all your digital photos be stored as DNA?

A technique for labeling and retrieving DNA data files from a large pool could help make DNA data storage feasible.

MIT study compares the four largest internet meganetworks
MIT study compares the four largest internet meganetworks

With thousands of satellites, each network could beam down tens of terabits per second, filling gaps left by land-based services.

Training robots to manipulate soft and deformable objects
Training robots to manipulate soft and deformable objects

A virtual environment embedded with knowledge of the physical world speeds up problem-solving.

STEM + humanities = a framework for understanding the world
STEM + humanities = a framework for understanding the world

Natasha Joglekar ’21 is eager to apply her MIT education, with a major in computer science and biology and a minor in women’s and gender studies, to a career in medical research.

CHIME telescope detects more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation
CHIME telescope detects more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation

Observations quadruple the number of known radio bursts and reveal two types: one-offs and repeaters.

QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2021-22
QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2021-22

Ranked at the top for the 10th straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 subject areas.

Using computational tools for molecule discovery
Using computational tools for molecule discovery

Assistant professor Connor Coley is developing tools that would be able to predict molecular behavior and learn from both successes and mistakes.

MIT J-WAFS awards eight grants in seventh round of seed funding
MIT J-WAFS awards eight grants in seventh round of seed funding

Ten principal investigators from seven MIT departments and labs will receive up to $150,000 for two years, overhead-free, for innovative research on global food and water challenges.

2021 MITx Prize winners build community on campus and across the globe
2021 MITx Prize winners build community on campus and across the globe

MIT instructors honored for creating multidimensional, multidisciplinary online courses that help learners everywhere address real-world problems.

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