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Scientists turn words into matter

Machine learning translates human language into materials Is our consciousness, thoughts, and words a state of matter or the result of our neurons creating a material reality? It’s a phenomenon of discovery that MIT scientists explored […]

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This photo shows examples of Spartina alterniflora in China.

How marsh grass protects shorelines

As climate change brings greater threats to coastal ecosystems, new research can help planners leverage the wave-damping benefits of marsh plants. Marsh plants, which are ubiquitous along the world’s shorelines, can play a major role in […]

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Consider the spiderweb

After nearly a decade, an interdisciplinary collaboration to model a 3D spider web leads to many surprising results The spiderweb is an everyday architecture — non-monumental and easily overlooked. Yet artists and scientists are working to […]

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