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Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials
Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials

Cutting-edge microscope helps reveal ways to control the electronic properties of atomically thin materials.

3 Questions: Task Force 2021 and the future of MIT education
3 Questions: Task Force 2021 and the future of MIT education

Anantha Chandrakasan and Melissa Nobles describe themes that emerged from broad discussions on teaching and learning in the post-Covid world.

3 Questions: Devavrat Shah on curbing online misinformation
3 Questions: Devavrat Shah on curbing online misinformation

Expert in social data processing proposes adjusting newsfeed algorithms to better mimic real-life interactions.

Driving on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicle tech
Driving on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicle tech

Leveraging research done on campus, student-run MIT Driverless partners with industry collaborators to develop and test autonomous technologies in real-world racing scenarios.

Kelly Metcalf Pate to lead the Division of Comparative Medicine
Kelly Metcalf Pate to lead the Division of Comparative Medicine

The specialist in platelet immunology and veterinary medicine will succeed James Fox, who is retiring after 45 years of service.

Healing with hydrogels
Healing with hydrogels

Inspired by personal tragedy, graduate student Hyunwoo Yuk used his background in soft materials to develop a bioadhesive tape for repairing damaged tissue.

An aggressive market-driven model for US fusion power development
An aggressive market-driven model for US fusion power development

National Academies study says fusion can help decarbonize US energy, calls for public-private approach to pilot plant operation by 2035-40.

Future Founders Initiative aims to increase female entrepreneurship in biotech
Future Founders Initiative aims to increase female entrepreneurship in biotech

MIT faculty collaborate with members of the Boston-area biotech community to commercialize women’s discoveries and promote female entrepreneurship.

Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material
Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

Data transfer system connects silicon chips with a hair’s-width cable
Data transfer system connects silicon chips with a hair’s-width cable

The advance could improve energy efficiency of data centers and lighten the load for electronics-rich vehicles.

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