Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT  
History - Aug 16
Imagine a photo of Paris you've seen before, whether it's the Eiffel Tower or an urchin carrying a baguette. Have you ever considered the story behind that picture - why it was taken, and why it's in circulation today? If you haven't, MIT scholar Catherine Clark certainly has.
Astronomy - Aug 16

MIT scientists have uncovered a sprawling new galaxy cluster hiding in plain sight. The cluster, which sits a mere 2.4 billion light years from Earth, is made up of hundreds of individual galaxies and surrounds an extremely active supermassive black hole, or quasar.

Innovation - Aug 15

Jessika Trancik's life has been one of straddling languages and cultures, both in academia and in her own life.

Physics - Aug 13

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars in the universe, born out of the gravitational collapse of extremely massive stars.

Astronomy - Aug 13

On Saturday, NASA launched a bold mission to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere, with a spacecraft named the Parker Solar Probe , after solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker.

Computer Science - Aug 15
Computer Science

MIT researchers have developed a tool that makes it much easier and more efficient to explore the many compromises that come with designing new products.

Mathematics - Aug 13

If you happen to have a box of spaghetti in your pantry, try this experiment: Pull out a single spaghetti stick and hold it at both ends.

Physics - Aug 13

MIT researchers have developed novel photography optics that capture images based on the timing of reflecting light inside the optics, instead of the traditional approach that relies on the arrangement of optical components.

Medicine - Aug 10

Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence.

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