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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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MIT chemists have devised a way to rapidly synthesize and screen millions of novel proteins that could be used as drugs against Ebola and other viruses.
New research with mice suggests that the healing process after breast cancer surgery may trigger dormant cancer cells and lead to a relapse within 12-18 months.
MIT researchers have developed a computer interface that can transcribe words that the user verbalizes internally but does not actually speak aloud.
MIT engineers have developed a kirigami-style adhesive film that can stick to deformable regions of the body, such as the knee and elbow and maintain its hold even after 100 bending cycles.
MIT researchers are developing a third-generation robotic Cheetah will initially act as a spectral inspection robot in hazardous environments such as a compromised nuclear plant or chemical factory. It will then evolve to serve other emergency response needs.

A team of MIT computer scientists has unveiled “SoFi,” a soft robotic fish that can independently swim alongside real fish in the ocean.

MIT researchers have developed a system that can produce images of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human vision can’t penetrate it. It can also gauge the objects’ distance.
MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are tested in humans.
A new study finds that engaging young children in conversation is more important for brain development than "dumping words" on them.
MIT researchers have developed a new chip that reduces neural networks’ power consumption by up to 95 percent, making them practical for battery-powered devices.