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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1861, MIT is considered as the best university in the world. Their mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. This author account is not officially owned by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This author account is being used only for giving credits to the Institute.
Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory

Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory

Vast interstellar events where clouds of charged matter hurtle into each other and spew out high-energy particles have now been reproduced in the lab...
Model predicts cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s, up to two years out

Model predicts cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s, up to two years out

A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to...
TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date. The planets...
Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

When two protons collide, they release pyrotechnic jets of particles, the details of which can tell scientists something about the nature of physics and...
Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding

Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding

As embryos develop, they follow predetermined patterns of tissue folding, so that individuals of the same species end up with nearly identically shaped organs...
Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

For patients with kidney failure who need dialysis, removing fluid at the correct rate and stopping at the right time is critical. This typically...
Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that...
How expectation influences perception

How expectation influences perception

For decades, research has shown that our perception of the world is influenced by our expectations. These expectations, also called “prior beliefs,” help us...
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks

Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks

An automated system developed by MIT researchers designs and 3-D prints complex robotic parts called actuators that are optimized according to an enormous number...
Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force

Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the...