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January 2022

MIT’s new chancellor, Melissa Nobles, laid a foundation for leadership through her groundbreaking research on politics and racial justice. 

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    Putting ideas into action

    MIT’s new chancellor laid a foundation for leadership through her groundbreaking research on politics and racial justice.

    Melissa NoblesMelissa Nobles
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    The work of the future

    Building better jobs in an age of intelligent machines.

    future of jobs in tech conceptfuture of jobs in tech concept
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    Another economics Nobel

    MIT labor economist Joshua Angrist was honored for his work on “natural experiments” that make the field more empirically rigorous.

    Joshua AngristJoshua Angrist
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    Planetary smashup

    Astronomers found compelling evidence for a type of giant collision never directly observed.

    illustration of collision in spaceillustration of collision in space
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    The pointiest path

    The shortest route between two points is a straight line, but your brain may have other priorities.

    aerial view of the Rose F Kennedy Greenway in Bostonaerial view of the Rose F Kennedy Greenway in Boston
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    Coaching from clothing

    Fibers that act as artificial muscles could help singers, athletes, and others learn to control their breathing.

    Fabrics like this, woven from soft robotic fibers that can sense and respond to their own
deformation, could be made into garments that
provide tactile feedback, guiding a wearer’s breath and body position.Fabrics like this, woven from soft robotic fibers that can sense and respond to their own
deformation, could be made into garments that
provide tactile feedback, guiding a wearer’s breath and body position.
  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    A new angle on immunotherapy

    Cancer cells injured by chemotherapy can be harnessed to unleash the immune system against tumors in mice.

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    A gene that keeps the brain sharp?

    New findings may help explain why mental stimulation makes Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia less likely.

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