Can Your Gravitational Pull Affect Your Pool Game?

Think of this plot in terms of area. The area on the graph covered by the blue data (to hit the ball 2) is much larger than the area on…

Better democracy through technology | MIT Technology Review

When Mike Koval, the police chief of Madison, Wisconsin, abruptly resigned on a Sunday in September 2019, the community’s relationship with its men and women in blue was already strained.…

Serve as “a force multiplier for good”

“At MIT, we believe that public service can be – and should be – as intense, meaningful and intellectually rigorous as academic work. MIT alumni help to convey this philosophy…

U travagliu di u futuru

Nota di l’editore: In 2020, una Task Force MIT hà pruduttu un cumpletu rapportu nantu à u travagliu di u futuru. Da tandu, a pandemia glubale hà avutu un effettu…

Securing a bright future for Seattle

In 1982, when Lynn Best ’69 joined Seattle City Light Public Utility, her team faced an immediate challenge: assessing the environmental, cultural, and financial impacts of its three electricity-generating dams…

The art of bonsai, according to an engineer

Julian Adams clearly remembers the first time he saw a bonsai. He was young in a botanical garden when, among the orchids, cacti, and vegetable acres, he came across a…

School of teachers in the realities of urban education

When Jesse Solomon ’91 began teaching at a middle school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the 1990s, he was overwhelmed. “I had 25 students working at eight different grade levels –…

Energy from the earth, for the earth

Geothermal energy is a promising source of energy limited by factors including the need to locate plants in areas where hot water reservoirs deep below the earth’s surface are easily…

Improve access to healthy, fast-casual food

Cassandria Campbell, MCP ’11, traces her interest in food to her first summer job working with the Food Project on farms in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and Roxbury, the Boston district where…

Raj Tahil ’81 and Mary Jo Wrenn

Raj Tahil attributes MIT’s entrepreneurial instinct to MIT. “I’ve learned to see the issues as interesting opportunities,” says the president of Torpac Capsules, which specializes in custom capsules and pharmaceutical…