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From culinary arts to nuclear engineering
From culinary arts to nuclear engineering

Ciara Sivels ’13 takes unusual path to a research career in nuclear engineering for national security.

To self-drive in the snow, look under the road
To self-drive in the snow, look under the road

Weather’s a problem for autonomous cars. MIT’s new system shows promise by using “ground-penetrating radar” instead of cameras or lasers.

Through ReACT, refugee learners become “CEOs of their own lives”
Through ReACT, refugee learners become “CEOs of their own lives”

Computer and data science graduates learned to forge their own destinies while gaining employable skills.

Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance
Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance

System ensures hackers eavesdropping on large networks can’t find out who’s communicating and when they’re doing so.

Making a remarkable material even better
Making a remarkable material even better

Aerogels for solar devices and windows are more transparent than glass.

A material’s insulating properties can be tuned at will
A material’s insulating properties can be tuned at will

Most materials have a fixed ability to conduct heat, but applying voltage to this thin film changes its thermal properties drastically.

Bringing deep learning to life
Bringing deep learning to life

MIT duo uses music, videos, and real-world examples to teach students the foundations of artificial intelligence.

Fusor workshop inaugurates nuclear makerspace
Fusor workshop inaugurates nuclear makerspace

Building devices to study fusion at the new (and highly controlled) “MIT Nucleus” makerspace generates enthusiasm — and a purple glow.

Mirrored chip could enable handheld dark-field microscopes
Mirrored chip could enable handheld dark-field microscopes

Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.

MIT continues to advance toward greenhouse gas reduction goals
MIT continues to advance toward greenhouse gas reduction goals

Investments in energy efficiency projects, sustainable design elements essential as campus transforms.

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