Jennifer Chu covers mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics, aeronautics, astronautics, and earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences as a writer for the MIT News Office.
The Paris Agreement aims to avoid climate change and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Meeting this target will require major efforts.
MIT engineers developed a salty gel that can absorb water vapour from very dry air and could be used to generate drinking water in arid regions.
MIT engineers have developed a design for an implantable ventilator that aims to improve lung capacity in people with diaphragm dysfunction.
The health benefits of wind power could quadruple if operators turn down output from the most polluting fossil-fuel-based power plants, an MIT study finds.
Small ocean eddies move important nutrients around oceans and help keep marine life healthy. This could also help sustain carbon storage in subtropical oceans.
MIT engineers have designed a stamp-sized device that sticks to skin and provides continuous ultrasound imaging of internal organs for up to 48 hours.
The new qubits, discovered by MIT physicists, stay in 'superposition' for up to 10 seconds and could make a promising foundation for quantum computers.
Scientists have created a three-dimensional atlas of the oxygen-deficient zones in the world's oceans to better understand how they change over time.
New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years, judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s.
'Hot Jupiter's' are massive balls of gas that travel around their stars in less than 10 days, with the most recent traveling around its star in just 16 hours.
A new MIT study reports that sleep deprivation affects your walk. How well we can control our stride can be affected by lack of sleep.
Researchers at MIT have discovered how a tissue’s cells are arranged can serve as a fingerprint for the tissue’s 'phase', which could diagnose potential cancers.
Dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as 193 million years ago, according to a scientific discovery made in southern Patagonia.