MIT J-WAFS announces 2022 seed grant recipients

The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT has awarded eight MIT…

Zero-trust architecture may hold the answer to cybersecurity insider threats

For years, organizations have taken a defensive “castle-and-moat” approach to cybersecurity, seeking to secure the perimeters…

Energy storage important to creating affordable, reliable, deeply decarbonized electricity systems

In deeply decarbonized energy systems utilizing high penetrations of variable renewable energy (VRE), energy storage is…

MIT expands research collaboration with Commonwealth Fusion Systems to build net energy fusion machine, SPARC

MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) will substantially expand its fusion energy research and education…

Study: Immigrants in the U.S. are more likely to start firms, create jobs

Immigrants to the U.S. are more likely to start businesses than native-born Americans are, according to…

From seawater to drinking water, with the push of a button

MIT researchers have developed a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove…

“Spring-loaded” system pops phosphorus into molecular rings

MIT chemists have devised a new chemical reaction that allows them to synthesize a phosphorus-containing ring,…

Engineers enlist AI to help scale up advanced solar cell manufacturing

Perovskites are a family of materials that are currently the leading contender to potentially replace today’s…

Engineered bacteria could help protect “good” gut microbes from antibiotics

Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, but they can also harm the beneficial microbes that live in the…

MIT announces five flagship projects in first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition

MIT today announced the five flagship projects selected in its first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition. These…