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New York Times

New York Times reporter Natalie Angier memorializes the life and work of Institute Professor Emerita Mildred Dresselhaus, affectionately nicknamed the “Queen of Carbon” for her pioneering research into the fundamental properties of carbon. Angier notes that Dresselhaus was also “renowned for her efforts to promote the cause of women in science.” 

IEEE Spectrum

Institute Professor Emerita Mildred Dresselhaus, who was known as the “queen of carbon science” and was an advocate for women in STEM, died at 86, reports Mark Anderson for IEEE Spectrum. Dresselhaus “pioneered the study of carbon nanostructures at a time when studying physical and material properties of commonplace atoms like carbon was out of favor.”

Boston.com

Boston.com reporter Nina Godlewski writes that a time capsule from 1957 has been discovered at MIT. The capsule was a “specially designed glass cylinder and contained argon gas to preserve the contents. A little bit of carbon-14 was also added so scientists could date the capsule.”

Boston Globe

A glass time capsule from 1957 has been unearthed during excavation for MIT.nano, reports Steve Annear for The Boston Globe. Deborah Douglas, director of collections for the MIT Museum, says that the capsule is “a wonderful gesture, executed MIT-style.”

Popular Science

Popular Science reporter Mary Beth Griggs writes about the discovery of a time capsule from 1957 during excavation for MIT.nano. Griggs writes that the capsule had “been in the ground for 58 years, but it was supposed to be in place for much longer.”

The Tech

In an article for The Tech, Vivian Zhong writes about progress on MIT.nano. Prof. Vladimir Bulovic and Travis Wanat, senior project manager, explain that MIT.nano will make MIT “a much more effective place for all of us to be more productive … meeting the needs of the social structure of the campus that engages … our everyday research.”

WBUR

WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman reports on MIT.nano, the nanotechnology research facility that when completed will provide cutting-edge laboratory space for thousands of researchers. “The world is built on nanoscale and the 21st century will be defined by it,” says Prof. Vladimir Bulovic. 

ArchDaily

ArchDaily reporter Karissa Rosenfield reports on plans to construct a new facility on the MIT campus for nanoscience and nanotechnology research. “Centrally located at the heart of MIT, the new glass-encased, four-story structure will house two floors of high-performance cleanrooms, as well as imaging and prototyping facilities that are all designed to foster innovation through cross-discipline collaboration,” writes Rosenfield.

The Tech

Kath Xu writes about plans for the new MIT nanotechnology facility in an article for The Tech. “For a long time, [nanotechnology] was just science and we were playing in the lab and doing measurements and it was really fun,” Professor Polina Anikeeva told The Tech. “But now it’s exploding and it’s really becoming its own field… Nanotechnology has entered every part of engineering.”

Chemistry World

MIT.nano "will break down barriers traditionally separating subjects in the name of nanoscale research,” writes Chemistry World reporter Andy Extance, who quotes MIT’s Moungi Bawendi as explaining: “It is a shared space in a state-of-the-art building that will house state-of-the-art instrumentation. I expect there will be many new activities fostered by this new space.”

Associated Press

The Associated Press reports on the 200,000-square-foot nanotechnology research facility to be constructed in the heart of the MIT campus. “An estimated 2,000 MIT researchers may ultimately use the building in fields including energy, health, life sciences, quantum sciences, electronics and manufacturing,” the AP reports.

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson reports on how MIT is building a new space specifically devoted to nanotechnology research. The building will, "double the size of the nanotechnology clean room and imaging facilities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology," Johnson reports.