Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren't keeping up
Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~9 min
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People who vape are more likely to say they experience mental fog. Does vaping cause the cognitive problem, or are they self-medicating?
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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The findings may help researchers design “spintronic” devices and novel magnetic materials.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
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The design, which uses entangled atoms, could help scientists detect dark matter and study gravity’s effect on time.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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The advance could cut production costs and reduce the size of microelectronics for sensing and communication.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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The results should help scientists study the viscosity in neutron stars, the plasma of the early universe, and other strongly interacting fluids.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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People who used e-cigarettes in the past were 21% more likely to develop respiratory disease, and current users had a 43% higher risk, a new study finds.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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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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In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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