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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.
New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy

New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy

A promising new way to treat some types of cancer is to program the patient’s own T cells to destroy the cancerous cells. This...
Cancer biologists identify new drug combo

Cancer biologists identify new drug combo

When it comes to killing cancer cells, two drugs are often better than one. Some drug combinations offer a one-two punch that kills cells...
Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbours, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal only happens once conditions...
A new way of making complex structures in thin films

A new way of making complex structures in thin films

Self-assembling materials called block copolymers, which are known to form a variety of predictable, regular patterns can now be made into much more complex...
Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light...
MIT Micro Robots

Tiny motor can “walk” to carry out tasks

Years ago, MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld had an audacious thought. Struck by the fact that all the world’s living things are built out of...
MIT Heat Collection

Getting more heat out of sunlight

A newly developed material that is so perfectly transparent you can barely see it could unlock many new uses for solar heat. It generates...
Translating proteins into music, and back

Translating proteins into music, and back – Listen to Protein Music

Want to create a brand new type of protein that might have useful properties? No problem. Just hum a few bars. In a surprising marriage...
New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

A team of MIT researchers is making it easier for novices to get their feet wet with artificial intelligence, while also helping experts advance the...
MIT Nanoemulsions

“Nanoemulsion” gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsion. Such...