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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 took a detailed look at 125 U.S. auto models and find those emitting less carbon are the least expensive to drive.
And so McLaughlin, with Drennan’s approval, started doing research in addition to taking a normal course load, as part of MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The project he focused on was challenging: figuring out precisely how an enzyme called lipoyl synthase (LipA) acts as a catalyst in reactions that produce lipoic acid. Our metabolisms need lipoic acid to convert food into energy, but the process through which it is naturally produced has been unclear.
A nuclear power plant that will float eight or more miles out to sea promises to be safer, cheaper, and easier to deploy than today’s land-based plants.
“Analyst-driven solutions” rely on rules created by living experts and miss attacks that don’t match the rules. Machine-learning approaches rely on “anomaly detection,” which triggers false positives needing investigation by humans.
Loss of Shank gene prevents neuronal synapses from properly maturing.
This spring, a hands-on course housed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) took students on a trip to “Duckietown.” The class’ goal was to create a fleet of 50 duckie-adorned self-driving taxis that can navigate the roads of a model city with just a single on-board camera and no pre-programmed maps.
New study from MIT suggests that new memories in mice with Alzheimer's are still stored in the brain.
Neuroscientists retrieve missing memories in mice with early Alzheimer’s symptoms.
At the Association for Computing Machinery Symposium on Operating Systems Principles in October, a team of MIT researchers presented a new, untraceable text-messaging system designed to thwart even the most powerful of adversaries.