A brief history of a 1950s photo featuring Joseph Thompson, one of the original operators of MIT’s groundbreaking Whirlwind computer.
To understand ourselves and our place in the universe, “we should have humility but also self-respect,” the physicist writes in a new book.
Curiosity-driven basic science in the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s leading vaccines against the novel coronavirus.
In honor of #ShutDownSTEM, students, faculty, and staff facilitated virtual discussions to understand and combat anti-Black racism in academia.
After more than 44 years of providing satellite communications, the LES-9 workhorse retires from service with a record of groundbreaking technical achievement.
In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.
With “In Event of Moon Disaster,” the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality aims to educate the public on deepfakes with an alternative history of the moon landing.
Historian's research focuses on understanding how visions for social and economic policy are tied to changing ideas about technology.
MIT PhD student explores the impact of scientists being "scooped" when a competing research team publishes results first, a concern for many disciplines.
Deaths of prominent life scientists tend to be followed by a surge in highly cited research by newcomers.