Global electronic waste up 21% in five years, and recycling isn't keeping up

Demand for electric and electronic products is fuelling the meteoric rise in e-waste.

Vanessa Forti, Programme Associate at UNU-Vie-SCYCLE., United Nations University • conversation
July 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  pollution  electronics  recycling  e-waste  electronic-waste

Scaling up the quantum chip

MIT engineers develop a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: electronics photonics quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology research-laboratory-of-electronics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Newly observed phenomenon could lead to new quantum devices

Exotic states called Kohn anomalies could offer clues to why some materials have the electronic properties they do.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics electronics quantum-mechanics research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf nuclear-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa



3 Questions: The rapidly unfolding future of smart fabrics

Soon, your clothes may be able to monitor your vital signs, analyze the results, and warn you of health risks.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: electronics research school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs 3-questions materials-science-and-engineering dmse

Researchers map tiny twists in “magic-angle” graphene

Results could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: physics graphene electronics carbon research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe 2-d

Dirty carbon reveals a sophisticated side

Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful devices, researchers suggest.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: electronics carbon coal research invention school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health medicine electronics nasa research sensors athletics design media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning

Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 30, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: neuroscience electronics 3-d-printing research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering brain-and-cognitive-sciences civil-and-environmental-engineering biological-engineering

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