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QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 11 subjects for 2024

The Institute also ranks second in five subject areas.

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A new sensor detects harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water

The technology could offer a cheap, fast way to test for PFAS, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems.

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New exhibits showcase trailblazing MIT women

Materials from MIT’s Distinctive Collections reveal stories of women at the Institute.

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School of Science announces 2024 Infinite Expansion Awards

Nine postdocs and research scientists honored for contributions to the Institute.

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Eight from MIT named 2024 Sloan Research Fellows

Professor Xiao Wang is among those honored for creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments.

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Study unlocks nanoscale secrets for designing next-generation solar cells

The work will help researchers tune surface properties of perovskites, a promising alternative and supplement to silicon, for more efficient photovoltaics.

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With just a little electricity, MIT researchers boost common catalytic reactions

Applying a small voltage to a catalyst can increase the rates of reactions used in petrochemical processing, pharmaceutical manufacture, and other processes.

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MIT community members honored with 2024 Franklin Institute Awards

Two professors and three additional alumni recognized for “dreaming up solutions to global challenges — advancing health, sustainability, and human connection.”

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Middle-school students meet a beam of electrons, and excitement results

EMERGE program ignites interest in science through hands-on electron microscopy.

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Susan Solomon wins VinFuture Award for Female Innovators

The award recognizes Solomon’s contributions to understanding ozone depletion and the creation of the Montreal Protocol.

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Performance art and science collide as students experience “Blue Man Group”

Students from Course 5.111 were treated to a performance that brought to life the chemical structures and crystal field theory concepts covered in class.

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A new drug candidate can shrink kidney cysts

A compound originally developed to treat cancer could be repurposed to treat polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition that can lead to kidney failure.

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Cobalt-free batteries could power cars of the future

MIT chemists developed a battery cathode based on organic materials, which could reduce the EV industry’s reliance on scarce metals.

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