An antidote to “fast fashion”

In today’s world of fast fashion, retailers sell only a fraction of their inventory, and consumers…

Why we shouldn’t fear the future of work

The American workforce is at a crossroads. Digitization and automation have replaced millions of middle-class jobs,…

Shaping universities to be engines of economic development

Universities perform best as engines of economic development when they systematically exchange knowledge with their partners…

Bhavik Nagda: Delving into the deployment of new technologies

“Academia,” “government,” “industry” — Bhavik Nagda squinted closely as his professor pointed to each word on…

Commercializing next-generation nuclear energy technology

All of the nuclear power plants operating in the U.S. today were built using the same…

Power-free system harnesses evaporation to keep items cool

Camels have evolved a seemingly counterintuitive approach to keeping cool while conserving water in a scorching…

Staying ahead of the artificial intelligence curve with help from MIT

In August, the young artificial intelligence process automation company Intelenz, Inc. announced its first U.S. patent,…

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero receives the Lise Meitner Distinguished Lecture and Medal

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics, was awarded the Lise Meitner Distinguished…

Five MIT researchers receive awards from the American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS) recognizes outstanding scholars in physics. Recently, MIT affiliates William A. Barletta,…

Angelika Amon, cell biologist who pioneered research on chromosome imbalance, dies at 53

Angelika Amon, professor of biology and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research,…