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MIT Policy Hackathon connects data-driven problem solvers
MIT Policy Hackathon connects data-driven problem solvers

Interdisciplinary teams propose creative policy solutions addressing societal challenges at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society student-organized event.

MIT team places second in 2019 NASA BIG Idea Challenge
MIT team places second in 2019 NASA BIG Idea Challenge

Multilevel Mars greenhouse could provide food to sustain astronauts for several years.

Amnahir Peña-Alcántara named 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholar
Amnahir Peña-Alcántara named 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Fellowship funds graduate education at Stanford University and prepares global leaders.

MIT and U.S. Air Force sign agreement to launch AI Accelerator
MIT and U.S. Air Force sign agreement to launch AI Accelerator

New program will focus on rapid deployment of artificial intelligence innovations in operations, disaster response, and medical readiness.

Merging machine learning and the life sciences
Merging machine learning and the life sciences

Through computing, senior and Marshall Scholar Anna Sappington seeks answers to biological questions.

Steering fusion’s “D-turn”
Steering fusion’s “D-turn”

Research scientist Alessandro Marinoni shows that reversing traditional plasma shaping provides greater stability for fusion reactions.

Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam
Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

New method could be useful for building quantum sensors and computers.

Solution for remotely monitoring oil wells wins MIT $100K
Solution for remotely monitoring oil wells wins MIT $100K

MIT startup Acoustic Wells earned the grand prize at the annual entrepreneurship competition.

Eleven MIT students accept 2019 Fulbright Fellowships
Eleven MIT students accept 2019 Fulbright Fellowships

Grantees will spend the 2019-2020 academic year pursuing research and teaching opportunities abroad.

Virtual reality game simulates experiences with race
Virtual reality game simulates experiences with race

A novel computational model that considers how users have been conditioned to think about race might facilitate training for teachers and students.

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