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Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry
Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry

Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found.

Discerning the texture of urban resilience
Discerning the texture of urban resilience

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers are investigating how the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events.

“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases
“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection.

Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants
Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.

Rolling out remote learning
Rolling out remote learning

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, MIT enters a new mode for teaching and learning.

Scene at MIT: Donations of personal protective equipment ready for local hospitals
Scene at MIT: Donations of personal protective equipment ready for local hospitals

Labs across campus respond to a call; MIT sends thousands of items directly to area hospitals in need.

3 Questions: The risks of using 3D printing to make personal protective equipment
3 Questions: The risks of using 3D printing to make personal protective equipment

Professor Martin Culpepper provides caution on the use of 3D printing to make masks and other PPE for individuals on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis.

MIT-affiliated companies take on Covid-19
MIT-affiliated companies take on Covid-19

A variety of companies with MIT ties are working to address aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials
Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

Meet the first undergraduate users of MIT.nano
Meet the first undergraduate users of MIT.nano

Micro/nano processing course fabricates devices in MIT.nano’s facilities.

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