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Timber or steel? Study helps builders reduce carbon footprint of truss structures
Timber or steel? Study helps builders reduce carbon footprint of truss structures

New analysis could help identify optimal materials for the crisscrossing struts that bolster bridges, towers, and buildings.

Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships
Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships

A new machine-learning model could enable robots to understand interactions in the world in the way humans do.

Peeking into a chrysalis, videos reveal growth of butterfly wing scales
Peeking into a chrysalis, videos reveal growth of butterfly wing scales

The findings could inform the design of new materials such as iridescent windows or waterproof textiles.

New 10-minute test detects Covid-19 immunity
New 10-minute test detects Covid-19 immunity

Paper-based blood test developed by SMART researchers can rapidly determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies.

Adedolapo Adedokun named 2023 Mitchell Scholar
Adedolapo Adedokun named 2023 Mitchell Scholar

The MIT senior will pursue postgraduate studies in intelligent systems in Ireland.

Investigating pathogens and their life cycles, for the benefit of society
Investigating pathogens and their life cycles, for the benefit of society

Senior Desmond Edwards has an insatiable curiosity about how the human body works — and how diseases stop it from working.

Design’s new frontier
Design’s new frontier

Mechanical engineers are using cutting-edge computing techniques to re-imagine how the products, systems, and infrastructures we use are designed.

Pushing the limits of electronic circuits
Pushing the limits of electronic circuits

Ruonan Han seeks to develop next-generation electronic devices by harnessing terahertz waves.

At UN climate change conference, trying to “keep 1.5 alive”
At UN climate change conference, trying to “keep 1.5 alive”

A delegation from MIT traveled to Glasgow for COP26, where international negotiators sought to keep global climate goals on track.

Electrochemistry, from batteries to brains
Electrochemistry, from batteries to brains

Professor Bilge Yildiz finds patterns in the behavior of ions across applications.

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