It’s been about 25 years since MIT’s last building boom, but the billion-dollar construction program now under way will change the face of campus more than any other since the original buildings went up in 1916. Many of the structures recently finished or under construction are as innovative as the work that goes on inside them. “These buildings are metaphors for what we do,” says President Charles M. Vest HM. “They represent a bold and confident institution. We also hope they symbolize adventurous and innovative people who are willing to take different paths.” The first three buildings of this campus renewal opened last fall.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.