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Advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology and beyond
Advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology and beyond

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“I was always drawn to science and engineering because it affords an opportunity to have a positive impact on people and the planet." —Associate Professor Jessika Trancik

#WomeninSTEM #STEM #data #MIT
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This new discovery suggests that it could be possible to develop new treatments for glaucoma by blocking this autoimmune activity, the researchers say.

#glaucoma #treatment #research #MIT
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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.

#sun #solar #probe #MIT
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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. Now bend it until it breaks. How many fragments did you make? If the answer is three or more, you’re in very good company.

#spaghetti #mathematics #MIT
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Researchers at MIT have now embedded high speed optoelectronic semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and diode photodetectors, within fibers that were then woven at Inman Mills, in South Carolina, into soft, washable fabrics and made into communication systems.

#textiles #fibers #wearables #MIT
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MIT neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can generate negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a given situation more than the potential benefit.

#neuroscience #brain #pessimism #MIT
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For the first time, scientists from around the world have detected a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos — subatomic particles, produced in the aftermath of explosive astrophysical phenoma, that streak across the universe by the billions, leaving very little trace of their presence.

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“I think most people would agree that research can consume your mind. Even when you walk out of the lab, you’re still thinking about it,” Hill says. “It’s been really nice to go home and forget all of that for a while and play with my daughter. … It’s a nice change of pace.” —Ryan Hill, Economics PhD student

#doctoralstudent #highered #worklifebalance #MIT
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There may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth’s interior, according to a new study from MIT and other universities.

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As a nation, the United States needs to change its focus from merely reacting to China’s actions to building a farsighted national strategy for sustaining American leadership in science and innovation. — L. Rafael Reif, MIT president

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