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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. We are also driven to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges.

The Institute is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university, organized into five Schools (architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science). It has some 1,000 faculty members, more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 130,000 living alumni.

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Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth’s first life forms, more so than oceans, a new MIT study finds.
By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients.
In an advance that could accelerate battery development and improve manufacturing, Stanford scientists have found how to accurately predict the useful lifespan of lithium-ion batteries, used in devices from mobile phones to electric cars.
MIT’s new mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Rafael Reif wrote in the Financial Times to encourage the nation’s colleges and universities to prepare students for societal challenges posed by artificial intelligence.
An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day.
A team of investigators has pioneered a new approach that brings closer to the clinic an oral formulation of insulin that can be swallowed rather than injected.
MIT engineers have developed a robot to play a slow-moving, yet surprisingly agile game of Jenga. Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line.
MIT engineers have designed an ingestible, Jell-O-like pill that, upon reaching the stomach, quickly swells to the size of a soft, squishy ping-pong ball big enough to stay in the stomach for an extended period of time.
MIT researchers are reproducing paintings using a new system that combines 3-D printing and deep learning.