Basic research at MIT
Basic research is the spark that creates new knowledge and solves big problems.
Students are stepping up to Capitol Hill to speak out for science funding.
Maria Zuber, Vice President for Research, is advocating for US investment in science and technology.
Nergis Mavalvala aims to detect gravitational waves, which are so aloof they’ve dodged efforts to track them down for a century.
Sara Seager—who’s searching for life beyond the solar system—says the whole world is ready. “I call it the awakening.”
Yogesh Surendranath says there are big questions to answer on the way to a renewable energy economy.
Pedro Reis, recently named among Popular Science’s “Brilliant Ten,” is turning failure into functionality.