• New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

    By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country, it would be the [..]

  • Insightful Statistics to Help You Navigate the World of Entrepreneurship

    Insightful Statistics to Help You Navigate the World of Entrepreneurship By: Karthik Reddy  Bridging the gap between science and entrepreneurship can be challenging, but it certainly isn’t impossible. Scientists looking to venture out into the world of business will learn that success in this field requires just as much time, [..]

  • New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

    New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the United States every year, and in at least 20 percent of those, gastroenterologists end up removing precancerous growths from the colon. Eliminating these early-stage [..]

  • New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

    New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning By: Rob Matheson | MIT News Office A team of MIT researchers is making it easier for novices to get their feet wet with artificial intelligence, while also helping experts advance the field. In a paper presented at the Programming Language Design and [..]

  • A Rose Inspires Smart Way to Collect and Purify Water

    A Rose Inspires Smart Way to Collect and Purify Water By: John Holden |University of Texas at Austin The rose may be one of the most iconic symbols of the fragility of love in popular culture, but now the flower could hold more than just symbolic value. A new device [..]

  • New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

    New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency By: MIT News Office Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial processes it would be better if the [..]

  • How We Make Complex Decisions | MIT Research 

    How We Make Complex Decisions | MIT Research  Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that helps break decisions down into smaller pieces. By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office When making a complex decision, we often break the problem down into a series of smaller decisions. For example, when deciding how [..]