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3 Questions: Defining the Institute’s values
3 Questions: Defining the Institute’s values

Daniel Hastings and Tracy Gabridge share their experiences as co-chairs of MIT’s Values Statement Committee.

Navigating uncertainty through song
Navigating uncertainty through song

Senior Alberto Naveira has found himself and his community as a member of the a cappella group the Chorallaries.

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty
School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

Fifteen new professors join the MIT community.

A streamlined approach to determining thermal properties of crystalline solids and alloys
A streamlined approach to determining thermal properties of crystalline solids and alloys

MIT research team finds machine learning techniques offer big advantages over standard experimental and theoretical approaches.

A robot that senses hidden objects
A robot that senses hidden objects

System uses penetrative radio frequency to pinpoint items, even when they’re hidden from view.

Tactile textiles sense movement via touch
Tactile textiles sense movement via touch

By measuring a person’s movements and poses, smart clothes developed at MIT CSAIL could be used for athletic training, rehabilitation, or health-monitoring for elder-care facilities.

Matthew Vander Heiden named director of the Koch Institute
Matthew Vander Heiden named director of the Koch Institute

MIT biology professor and pioneering researcher of cancer cell metabolism will succeed longtime director Tyler Jacks.

How industrialized life remodels the microbiome
How industrialized life remodels the microbiome

International study reveals gut bacteria from people in industrialized societies swap genes at much higher rates.

Big data dreams for tiny technologies
Big data dreams for tiny technologies

MIT research combines machine learning with nanoparticle design for personalized drug delivery.

Synthetic mucus can mimic the real thing
Synthetic mucus can mimic the real thing

An MIT team has created polymers that replicate the structure of mucins, the molecules that give mucus its unique antimicrobial properties.

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