Research Stories

Lincoln Laboratory establishes Biotechnology and Human Systems Division

Will focus on responding to disasters and humanitarian crises, defending against biothreats, addressing climate change, and improving human health and performance.

Imaging method reveals a “symphony of cellular activities”

Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.

Mini-satellite maker

With her students, aerospace engineer Kerri Cahoy is developing small, affordable “CubeSats” to monitor weather and search for exoplanets.

MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program awards 2020 seed grants

NCSOFT-sponsored grants to advance hardware and software for immersive experiences.

System brings deep learning to “internet of things” devices

Advance could enable artificial intelligence on household appliances while enhancing data security and energy efficiency.

Researchers develop a high-power, portable terahertz laser

The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities out of the lab and into hospitals, airports, or other settings.

An underwater navigation system powered by sound

New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.

Designing new mirror materials for better gravitational-wave detection

Nicholas Demos, a first-generation college graduate and MathWorks Fellow in MIT’s Kavli Institute, is improving our ability to listen to the cosmos.

Testing sewage to home in on Covid-19

Letting an algorithm decide which maintenance holes to test for evidence of coronavirus could improve pandemic containment efforts.

The Engine announces second round of funding to support “tough tech” companies

MIT spinout continues its investment in early-stage startups working to solve key challenges in climate change, human health, and advanced systems.