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Fiery orange wavy lines are shown over a chunk of graphite to demonstrate heat moving through.

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

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

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An overview of a user navigating the Toast App on their iPhone

Streamlining restaurant operations

Alumni-founded Toast provides technologies that help get an order from a customer to the kitchen and back again.

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National competition veterans pay it forward at regional science contest

More than 100 middle school students compete at the fourth Northeast Regional Science Bowl, hosted by students at MIT and sponsored by the School of Science.

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QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 11 subjects for 2019

Institute ranks within the top 2 in 17 of 48 subject areas.

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Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications.

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Bose grants for 2018 fund research at the frontier of discovery

The prestigious awards are supporting five innovative projects that challenge established norms and have the potential to be world-changing.

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A gloved hand pinches a solar sell between its thumb and forefinger, demonstrating the flexiblity.

Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells

New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

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A female dancer in a black sleeveless unitard crouches in a dance pose with one hand in the air.

3Q: The symbiosis of chemistry and choreography

Dance gives graduate student Lindsey Orgren an artistic outlet and fuels her passion for research, adding immeasurable value to her MIT experience.

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A vibrant green trio of leaves with an orange carotenoid highlighted in the center

How plants expand their capacity to use solar energy

Research from the lab of assistant professor of chemistry Gabriela Schlau-Cohen advances the understanding of plants' photosynthetic machinery.

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From microfluidics to metastasis

New platform enables longitudinal studies of circulating tumor cells in mouse models of cancer.

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Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time

Technique could yield insights into complex proteins involved in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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Buchwald awarded 2019 Wolf Prize for Chemistry

Professor Stephen L. Buchwald shares this significant honor with Professor John Hartwig of University of California, Berkeley.

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A group of students stands in front of the MIT dome.

ACCESS shows grad school’s rigors and rewards

Undergraduates from across the country learn the benefits of continuing their education in chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science.

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