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Protecting web users' privacy

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have developed a new system that uses function secret sharing to disguise database queries during web-service transactions. The system could prevent price gouging and unwanted user profiling.

Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University

(Stockholm University) Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and David Strömberg at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). Show More Summary

Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot -- or...Show More Summary

This formula explains why NYC is great for ride-sharing and Sydney is terrible

The ebb and flow of a city may feel entirely unique, but it turns out there are universal laws that may govern the chaos of your commute. A team from the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created what...Show More Summary

Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events, but the new study finds that most of the neurons here are involved in the reward circuit.

Method speeds testing of new networking protocols

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) At the Usenix Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation later this month, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory will present a system for...Show More Summary

Optimal Beliefs

From an interview of Jonathn Parker (the Robert C. Merton Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management) by the Richmond Fed:...EF: In the paper, you consider some evolutionary arguments related to optimal expectations....

'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have created a 'tree-on-a-chip' -- a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates that could power small robots.

Study points a way to better implantable medical devices

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have identified a signaling molecule key to the formation of scar tissue surrounding implantable medical devices, a process called fibrosis. Blocking this molecule prevents scar tissue from forming and could help scientists extend the lifespan of many types of implantable medical devices.

Tethered nanoparticles make tumor cells more vulnerable

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have devised a way to make cancer cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment, by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs. By tethering hundreds...Show More Summary

Ex-US energy secretary Ernest Moniz returns to MIT

After serving nearly four years as the U.S. Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz has returned to his roots at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The nuclear physicist was nominated to the … Click to Continue »

Eero Saarinen's MIT Chapel and the first couple to wed there

A tale of kismet and modernist matrimony In 1955, architect Eero Saarinen unveiled a small nondenominational chapel at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), alongside a performance space called Kresge Auditorium. TheShow More Summary

5 Rare and Previously Unpublished Documents from the New Chomsky Archive

Click here for reuse options! Take a peek inside MIT's exclusive collection of essays, lecture notes and correspondence. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology celebrated Pi Day with a unique challenge: raise enough money to preserve the half-century legacy of legendary linguist, author and professor Noam Chomsky. Show More Summary

Scientists identify a black hole choking on stardust

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT scientists using the All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASASSN) have identified a black hole, choking on stardust. Data suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts.

Mapping the effects of crystal defects

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT research offers insights into how crystal dislocations -- a common type of defect in materials -- can affect electrical and heat transport through crystals, at a microscopic, quantum mechanical level. A new mathematical approach to analyzing these dislocations uses a new quasiparticle called a dislon.

In new book, MIT linguist expands the horizons of language analysis

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In a new book, MIT linguist expands the horizons of language analysis.

Conquering metal fatigue

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers have found a way to greatly reduce the effects of fatigue in steel by incorporating a laminated nanostructure into the material. The layered structuring gives the steel a kind of bone-like fracture-resistance, allowing it to endure cyclic stresses without allowing the spread of microcracks.

New way to tune electronic energy levels may lead to valleytronic devices

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Faster, more efficient data storage and computer logic systems could be on the horizon thanks to a new way of tuning electronic energy levels in two-dimensional films of crystal, discovered by researchers at MIT. Show More Summary

Detailed chemical structure of P22 virus resolved

Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University have completed a model of unprecedented near-atomic resolution of the chemical structure of the P22 virus. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Very different cities have similar potential for ride sharing

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A newly published study co-authored by MIT researchers suggests that urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe -- and indeed that the potential 'shareability' of autos in those places is more similar, from place to place, than previously expected.

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