Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT  
Astronomy - Apr 10
Images reveal supermassive black hole at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy. Haystack research scientist speaks with Lowell Sun reporter Alana Melanson about how scientists at the Haystack Observatory made key contributions to creating the first-ever image of a black hole. "It's enormous volumes of data coming at you very, very fast - much faster than you can record on a single hard drive," says Fish of the vast quantities of data processed at Haystack to develop the image.
Agronomy - Apr 3

Machine learning can reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features. MIT researchers developed a machine learning system that has identified the ideal growing conditions for basil, reports Chase Purdy for Quartz .

Physics - Mar 14

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

Life Sciences - Mar 14
Life Sciences

Study suggests an alternative way to treat tumors that are dependent on the cancer-promoting Myc protein.

Business - Mar 13

A film and texting campaign can increase anticorruption reports from citizens, study shows. They don't give an Academy Award for this, but a Nigerian feature film, "Water of Gold," made viewers signi

Pharmacology - Mar 13

Most pills contain compounds with potential to cause allergic reactions or discomfort in some patients.

Business - Mar 26

Study measures how much free online goods are worth to consumers. Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson speaks with Sabri Ben-Achour of Marketplace about his work quantifying the economic benefits of goods and services that GDP does not measure.

Earth Sciences - Mar 14
Earth Sciences

Major tectonic collisions near the equator have caused three ice ages in the last 540 million years.

Life Sciences - Mar 14
Life Sciences

Noninvasive treatment improves memory and reduces amyloid plaques in mice. By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer's patients.

Health - Mar 13

Drug delivery system would allow patients to switch from daily to monthly doses. One-third of the world's population is infected with TB, and more than 1 million people die from the disease every year.

Life Sciences - Mar 13
Life Sciences

Study shows that a brain region called the inferotemporal cortex is key to differentiating bears from chairs.

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