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On course to create a fusion power plant
On course to create a fusion power plant

How an MIT engineering course became an incubator for fusion design innovations.

China’s transition to electric vehicles
China’s transition to electric vehicles

By 2030, 40 percent of vehicles sold in China will be electric; MIT research finds that despite benefits, the cost to consumers and to society will be substantial.

Q&A: Vivienne Sze on crossing the hardware-software divide for efficient artificial intelligence
Q&A: Vivienne Sze on crossing the hardware-software divide for efficient artificial intelligence

Her research focuses on more-efficient deep neural networks to process video, and more-efficient hardware to run applications.

How to get salt out of water: Make it self-eject
How to get salt out of water: Make it self-eject

Crystallizing salts can grow “legs,” then tip over and fall away, potentially helping to prevent fouling of metal surfaces, researchers find.

“Colloidal gels,” ubiquitous in everyday products, divulge their secrets
“Colloidal gels,” ubiquitous in everyday products, divulge their secrets

Study explores the mechanical properties of these materials as they evolve from elastic gels to glassy solids.

Sparking studies and conversations in Spain
Sparking studies and conversations in Spain

MIT-Spain students deliver virtual learning challenges to over 1,800 Spanish students.

Seeking enhanced materials for nuclear reactors
Seeking enhanced materials for nuclear reactors

Fifth-year nuclear science and engineering graduate student Arunkumar Seshadri looks to develop materials and fuels that can better withstand the extreme conditions in nuclear reactors.

Top collegiate inventors awarded 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
Top collegiate inventors awarded 2021 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Student inventors recognized on World IP Day for groundbreaking, patentable solutions to issues related to maternal health, energy efficiency, and plastic waste.

Expanding MIT’s global reach in the professional world
Expanding MIT’s global reach in the professional world

Multicultural Bhaskar Pant has brought MIT Professional Education to thousands of students around the world.

Synthetic gelatin-like material mimics lobster underbelly’s stretch and strength
Synthetic gelatin-like material mimics lobster underbelly’s stretch and strength

The membrane’s structure could provide a blueprint for robust artificial tissues.

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