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Intensive agriculture influences U.S. regional summer climate, study finds
Intensive agriculture influences U.S. regional summer climate, study finds

An increase in corn and soybean production in the Midwest may have led to cooler, wetter summers there.

Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things
Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

Special-purpose chip reduces power consumption of public-key encryption by 99.75 percent, increases speed 500-fold.

Distinctive brain pattern helps habits form
Distinctive brain pattern helps habits form

Study identifies neurons that fire at the beginning and end of a behavior as it becomes a habit.

Lawrence S. Bacow ’72 named president of Harvard University
Lawrence S. Bacow ’72 named president of Harvard University

“I learned how to be a professor and a university leader at MIT. My family’s MIT ties run deep, and they always will.”

MIT’s legacy of slavery
MIT’s legacy of slavery

“I think that by looking at MIT’s ties to slavery, what you start to see is the centrality of slavery to the rise of the United States and its institutions."

Jennifer Rupp: Engineering practical ceramics
Jennifer Rupp: Engineering practical ceramics

Assistant professor in EECS is developing materials with novel structures and useful applications, including renewable energy and information storage.

Alumni call on MIT to champion artificial intelligence education
Alumni call on MIT to champion artificial intelligence education

Leadership urged to consider societal and ethical questions alongside the technical.

Cornel West advocates the “examined life” on campus
Cornel West advocates the “examined life” on campus

In MIT talk, prominent philosopher urges self-reflection to keep academic institutions vital and fair.

Hairy tongues help bats drink up
Hairy tongues help bats drink up

New model predicts how hairs on a bat’s tongue draw up nectar.

Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash

Study finds adding volcanic ash reduces the overall energy required to manufacture concrete.

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