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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 researchers have developed an “air-breathing” battery that could store electricity for very long durations for about one-fifth the cost of current technologies, with minimal location restraints and zero emissions.
For the first time, researchers have been able to distinguish different types of learning by the brain wave patterns they produce.
Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed more light on why mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism.

Many cognitive processes, such as decision-making, take place within seconds or minutes. Neuroscientists have longed to capture neuron activity during such tasks, but that dream has remained elusive — until now.

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are aiming to develop robots that can fly and drive through a city-like setting with parking spots, no-fly zones, and landing pads.
MIT nuclear science and engineering senior Sean Lowder is taking his expertise to Washington and the U.S. Navy.
MIT researchers are developing a new surgical approach that would allow amputees to receive sensory feedback from their prosthetic limbs and improve their ability to control them.
MIT researchers are exploring the secrets behind the conch shell’s extraordinary impact resilience, which could inspire better helmets, body armor.

Raul Boquin, now an MIT senior, remembers the assignment from his freshman year as if it were yesterday. During a leadership workshop, he was asked to write a headline for a newspaper in his imagined future.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new method for removing even extremely low levels of unwanted compounds, such as pesticides, chemical waste products, and pharmaceuticals, from water.