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3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers
3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers

Printed nozzle system could make uniform, versatile fibers at much lower cost.

Jerry Akinsulire: The making of a maker mentor
Jerry Akinsulire: The making of a maker mentor

Undergraduate Olorunsola “Jerry” Akinsulire spearheads a new builder space in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

MIT Campaign for a Better World ends FY17 with $3.6 billion
MIT Campaign for a Better World ends FY17 with $3.6 billion

The Institute finished the fiscal year with $589 million in new gifts and pledges, MIT’s largest annual fundraising total to date.

Let your car tell you what it needs
Let your car tell you what it needs

MIT team develops software that can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing.

Researchers engineer CRISPR to edit single RNA letters in human cells
Researchers engineer CRISPR to edit single RNA letters in human cells

“REPAIR” system edits RNA, rather than DNA; has potential to treat diseases without permanently affecting the genome.

MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic
MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

Adding bits of irradiated plastic water bottles could cut cement industry’s carbon emissions.

New property found in unusual crystalline materials
New property found in unusual crystalline materials

Materials with a special kind of boundary between crystal grains can deform in unexpected ways.

Material could bring optical communication onto silicon chips
Material could bring optical communication onto silicon chips

Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers.

Selective memory
Selective memory

Scheme would make new high-capacity data caches 33 to 50 percent more efficient.

The Better World Tour comes home to Boston
The Better World Tour comes home to Boston

Alumni and friends gather at the Boch Center Wang Theatre to celebrate the vibrant MIT community and the Institute's ambitious dreams for a better world.

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