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Startup with MIT roots develops lightweight solar panels
Startup with MIT roots develops lightweight solar panels

“The inventions and technical advancements of Swift Solar have the opportunity to revolutionize the format of solar photovoltaic technology.”

From delayed deceleration to Zooming
From delayed deceleration to Zooming

Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.

Team 2020 charts a course for MIT
Team 2020 charts a course for MIT

Report outlines the thinking behind five proposed options for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices
Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices

Exotic states called Kohn anomalies could offer clues to why some materials have the electronic properties they do.

Seven from MIT win 2020 Hertz Fellowships
Seven from MIT win 2020 Hertz Fellowships

Award recognizes scholars who pursue graduate studies focusing on “bold, risk-taking research.”

A layered approach to safety
A layered approach to safety

Using 3D fabrication, researchers develop novel nuclear materials that optimize both accident tolerance and performance.

Stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency
Stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency

Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2020-21
QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2020-21

Ranked at the top for the ninth straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 subject areas.

Photorealistic simulator made MIT robot racing competition a live online experience
Photorealistic simulator made MIT robot racing competition a live online experience

Teaching assistants in Robotics: Science and Systems pulled out all the stops to help engineering students race across the finish line this spring.

Learning the ropes and throwing lifelines
Learning the ropes and throwing lifelines

PhD student Geeticka Chauhan draws on her experiences as an international student to strengthen the bonds of her MIT community.

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