Integrating user-collected data in city planning

Integrating user-collected data in city planning

“It’s the community engagement that’s most important,” says Lily Bui, a recent graduate of MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program and a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has long been interested in how to engage people in...
Zika virus may persist in the vagina days after infection

Zika virus may persist in the vagina days after infection

The Zika virus reproduces in the vaginal tissue of pregnant mice several days after infection, according to a study by Yale researchers. From the genitals, the virus spreads and infects the fetal brain, impairing fetal development. The findings suggest that the Zika...
Designing ultrasound tools with Lego-like proteins

Designing ultrasound tools with Lego-like proteins

Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose diseases. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next step in ultrasound technology is to image not just anatomy, but specific...
Spitzer Space Telescope Begins ‘Beyond’ Phase

Spitzer Space Telescope Begins ‘Beyond’ Phase

Celebrating the spacecraft’s ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope team has dubbed the next phase of its journey “Beyond.” “Spitzer is operating well beyond the limits that were set...
Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

There’s no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That’s one lesson of a new study that looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques and African green monkeys for insights into evolution. The research, published on Aug. 25 in Scientific Reports, examined...

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