Lydia Villa-Komaroff grew up in a large Mexican-American family in New Mexico. She received her PhD from the MIT Dept. of Biology, where she worked with David Baltimore and Harvey Lodish on Polio virus. She did her postdoctoral training at Harvard where she also worked with Walter Gilbert on ...
President Reif discussed how MIT is realizing its potential as a university with global impact by fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, collaboration and diversity.
MIT President L. Rafael Reif discussed reinventing the residential research university for the future in light of rising costs and emerging online alternatives.
Highlights the history for the Council for the Arts at MIT and looking toward the future.
During 2012 IAP, AeroAstro undergraduate students had seven days to redesign (and fly!) commercial, off-the-shelf, remote-controlled aircraft kits.
What happens when particles in the atmosphere, especially manufactured ones, interact with water vapor and temperature to form clouds in a changing climate?
Natural selection at work.
Claire Bucholz, a Ph.D. candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, studies rocks in an ancient subduction zone now lying in the heart of land-locked Mongolia. In particular, she has spent the last two summers, building an understanding of a unique island arc-related alkaline fractionation ...
How might one encourage the deflection of an asteroid headed toward Earth? The answer could be with a volley or two of space-launched paintballs.
Researchers from MIT have now found a safe and efficient way to get large molecules through the cell membrane, by squeezing the cells through a narrow constriction that opens up tiny, temporary holes in the membrane.
A computational biologist and physician, Collin Stultz takes a unique approach to studying diseases that could lead to new treatments.
Profile of Dr. Stephen Quake, winner of the 2012 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his revolutionary work in drug discovery, genome analysis and personalized medicine.
MIT postdoc Katherine Mirica has designed a new type of pencil lead in which graphite is replaced with a compressed powder of carbon nanotubes.
EdX is a not-for-profit joint venture between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer online versions of their classes and those of other universities.
This MIT undergraduate is intent on leveraging her assets in some surprising ways, establishing a unique career track that combines nuclear engineering and diplomacy.
We all know that solar cells use the sun's light to create electricity, but how exactly does that happen? License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAMore information at http://k12videos.mit.edu/terms-conditions
Jingnan Lu's research focuses on converting carbon dioxide, an environmental pollutant, into biofuel. Here she explains how she engineers a carbon-storing microorganism into a biofuel production pathway.
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