Topics: Basic Research
Extraterrestrial Life: A Discovery Within Reach?
A Letter From the President
Basic research at MIT
The Brilliance of Basic Research
Basic research is the spark that creates new knowledge and solves big problems.
No Future on the Sidelines
Students are stepping up to Capitol Hill to speak out for science funding.
Advocating for US Investment in Science and Technology
Maria Zuber, Vice President for Research, is advocating for US investment in science and technology.
Era of Astronomical Discovery
Nergis Mavalvala aims to detect gravitational waves, which are so aloof they’ve dodged efforts to track them down for a century.
Searching for Life
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.
Today’s Annoyances, Tomorrow’s Technology
Pedro Reis, recently named among Popular Science’s “Brilliant Ten,” is turning failure into functionality.