Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~11 min
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Gelatin-based microcarriers offer higher yield and scalability compared to existing commercial microcarriers.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Inspired by camel fur, a new two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
chemistry energy research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse mit-energy-initiative energy-storage chemical-engeering
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
physics carbon research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse nuclear-science-and-engineering
The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
light research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory augmented-and-virtual-reality computer-vision
Multidisciplinary team uses metal organic frameworks to extract radioactive krypton from fuel-reprocessing gasses.
July 24, 2020 • ~7 min
energy emissions research school-of-engineering collaboration national-science-foundation-nsf materials-science-and-engineering dmse nuclear-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe nuclear-power-and-reactors
Magnetic nanodiscs can be activated by an external magnetic field, providing a research tool for studying neural responses.
July 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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To oversee its new cutting-edge electron microscopy systems, MIT sought out Frances Ross’ industry-honed expertise.
July 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new computational method fine-tunes delivery of therapeutics to specific brain regions.
July 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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