The technology could boost aerial robots’ repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
March 2, 2021 • ~6 min
MIT researchers grow structures made of wood-like plant cells in a lab, hinting at the possibility of more efficient biomaterials production.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
Discovery could lead to new designs for improved and more sustainable materials inspired by nature.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
March 20, 2020 • ~6 min
MIT graduate student Seth Cazzell shows controlling pH enables reversible hydrogel formation in wider range of metal concentrations.
Dec. 23, 2019 • ~4 min
Its extendable appendage can meander through tight spaces and then lift heavy loads.
Nov. 7, 2019 • ~6 min
New adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Oct. 30, 2019 • ~7 min
To study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers developed ultra-soft underwater grippers that catch and release jellyfish without harm.
Aug. 28, 2019 • ~8 min
Twisted fibers coated with living cells could assist healing of injured muscles and tendons.
April 23, 2019 • ~6 min
Mechanical “training” produces strong, fatigue-resistant, yet soft hydrogels with possible uses in medicine.
April 22, 2019 • ~6 min