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In MIT's Human Dynamics Lab, Sandy Pentland PhD '82 uses cell phones and wearable sensors to research nonverbal signals, information flow, and the value of face-to-face conversation.
November 1, 2010

More than just a pretty flower

MIT chemists engineer the periwinkle plant to produce compounds that could become more-effective cancer drugs.
November 4, 2010

Cancer's hiding spots revealed

Discovery that tumor cells can escape from chemotherapy could lead to new treatments that prevent relapse.
October 29, 2010

Tracing Earth's history

Geologists aim to improve the accuracy of their process for dating ancient rocks.
November 3, 2010

Laws of attraction

Ocean micro-organisms are shown to behave like larger animals in the presence of sulfur. Might this offer clues about the roles they play in regulating Earth's climate?
November 2, 2010

around campus

A decade of OCW benefits: Drawing talent to MIT

OpenCourseWare gives student confidence that he can work at the MIT level.
November 3, 2010

Public debt concentrated in advanced economies, MIT student's research finds

Global financial crisis highlights gulf between advanced and emerging nations.
November 2, 2010

MIT-Germany Seed Fund launched

Will offer research-initiation grants to faculty at MIT and in Germany.
November 1, 2010

3 Questions: Michael Greenstone on deficit spending

As deficit hawks appear poised for victory at the polls, the MIT economics professor presents the case for more spending on infrastructure and R&D.
November 2, 2010

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