Researchers decipher structure of promising battery materials

Family of compounds could someday be useful for fuel cells, supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Cracking the secrets of an emerging branch of physics

In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Nov. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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A new data-driven model shows that wearing masks saves lives – and the earlier you start, the better

The model provides county-level analysis and simulates the benefits of mask-wearing in terms of illnesses and deaths.

Biplav Srivastava, Professor of Computer Science, University of South Carolina • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Honour among thieves: the study of a cybercrime marketplace in action

Researchers at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre have revealed what they’ve learned from analysing hundreds of thousands of illicit trades that took place in an

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Lighting up the ion trap

Fiber optics built into a chip can deliver all the laser light needed to control ions for quantum computing and sensing.

Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Nov. 4, 2020 ~8 min

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Researchers develop a high-power, portable terahertz laser

The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities out of the lab and into hospitals, airports, or other settings.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Nov. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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