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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.
Carbon Escape

An escape route for carbon

As many of us may recall from grade school science class, the Earth’s carbon cycle goes something like this: As plants take up carbon...
Electric Drop

A droplet walks into an electric field …

When a raindrop falls through a thundercloud, it is subject to strong electric fields that pull and tug on the droplet, like a soap...
Physics behind evaporation

Experiments reveal the physics of evaporation

It’s a process so fundamental to everyday life — in everything from your morning coffeemaker to the huge power plant that provides its electricity...
MIT Photonic Accelerator

Chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light

MIT researchers have developed a novel “photonic” chip that uses light instead of electricity — and consumes relatively little power in the process. The...
neuron dendrites

Neurons’ “antennae” are unexpectedly active in neural computation

Most neurons have many branching extensions called dendrites that receive input from thousands of other neurons. Dendrites aren’t just passive information-carriers, however. According to...

A 3-D printer powered by machine vision and artificial intelligence

Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must...
MIT Household

Pantry ingredients can help grow carbon nanotubes

Baking soda, table salt, and detergent are surprisingly effective ingredients for cooking up carbon nanotubes, researchers at MIT have found. In a study published this...