Completely autonomous vehicles will remain a fantasy for years. Until they’re here, we need technology that enhances human drivers’ abilities rather than making those abilities increasingly obsolete.
The effects of global warming will persist for hundreds of years. What are our responsibilities and duties today to help safeguard the distant future? That is the question ethicists are now asking.
Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, MCP ’78, PhD ’81, isn’t afraid to clean house.
By asking that simple question for more than five decades, Institute Professor Millie Dresselhaus has pioneered nanoscience, launched a new field of energy research, and helped women find their place at MIT.
?The trickiest thing about the brain mapping project might be that we don’t even know what we’re trying to learn.
A prototype system can heat and cool without draining battery power.
Biomimetic nanoparticles could be an effective treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Mice tap into their own neural reward circuits with the help of a new optogenetics device.
Thanks to extensive genetic engineering, drugmakers can now brew large vats of the malaria drug artemisinin, stabilizing the world supply.