Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

New light-sensitive material could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Jan. 17, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research medicine mechanical-engineering chemical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih health-sciences-and-technology

Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | Jan. 15, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: nuclear-science-and-engineering mit-energy-initiative school-of-engineering technology-and-policy students research alternative-energy energy energy-storage greenhouse-gases climate-change global-warming sustainability emissions renewable-energy economics policy nuclear-power-and-reactors profile graduate graduate postdoctoral

Solid vaccine eliminates acute myeloid leukemia in mice

A new study presents an alternative treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that has the potential to eliminate AML cells completely.

Lindsay Brownell | Jan. 14, 2020 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml aml basic-research biomaterial-based-vaccine harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences

A new approach to making airplane parts, minus the massive infrastructure

Carbon nanotube film produces aerospace-grade composites with no need for huge ovens or autoclaves.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 13, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering carbon-nanotubes manufacturing materials-science-and-engineering research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Jan. 11, 2020 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology profile faculty wireless internet-of-things data mobile-devices laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids idss electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Making real a biotechnology dream: nitrogen-fixing cereal crops

Voigt Lab's work could eventually replace cereal crops’ need for nitrogen from chemical fertilizers.

Lisa Miller | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Jan. 10, 2020 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering school-of-engineering genetic-engineering plants j-wafs research bacteria water

Julia Ortony: Concocting nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications

The MIT assistant professor is entranced by the beauty she finds pursuing chemistry.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | Jan. 9, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering research faculty dmse chemistry nanoscience-and-nanotechnology renewable-energy water

Genetically modified poplar trees won’t pollute the air

Genetic modification can keep poplar trees from emitting greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, while not messing with their growth potential.

U. Arizona | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture climate-change genetic-engineering greenhouse-gas pollution renewable-fuels trees

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