Design could enable longer lasting, more powerful lithium batteries

Use of a novel electrolyte could allow advanced metal electrodes and higher voltages, boosting capacity and cycle life.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2021 ~7 min

MIT engineers make filters from tree branches to purify drinking water

Prototypes tested in India show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2021 ~8 min

More transparency and understanding into machine behaviors

A new tool helps humans better understand and develop artificial intelligence models by searching and highlighting representative scenarios.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
March 22, 2021 ~5 min

Vaccination by inhalation

Delivering vaccines directly to the lungs can boost immune responses to respiratory infections or lung cancer, study finds.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 19, 2021 ~6 min

How to prevent short-circuiting in next-gen lithium batteries

New findings may help unleash the potential of high-powered, solid-electrolyte lithium batteries.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 16, 2021 ~6 min

Study: One enzyme dictates cells’ response to a probable carcinogen

Varying levels of a DNA repair enzyme can lead to very different outcomes after exposure to NDMA.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 16, 2021 ~7 min

Ultrasound has potential to damage coronaviruses, study finds

Simulations show ultrasound waves at medical imaging frequencies can cause the virus’ shell and spikes to collapse and rupture.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 16, 2021 ~7 min

Could we recycle plastic bags into fabrics of the future?

Engineers have developed self-cooling fabrics from polyethylene, a material commonly used in plastic bags.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 15, 2021 ~9 min

Sinkholes: when the ground fights back after centuries of exploitation

For every 0.1℃ rise in temperature, the number of sinkholes increases by 1 to 3%.

Arya Assadi Langroudi, Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, University of East London • conversation
March 15, 2021 ~7 min

Using artificial intelligence to generate 3D holograms in real-time

A new method called tensor holography could enable the creation of holograms for virtual reality, 3D printing, medical imaging, and more — and it can run on a smartphone.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
March 10, 2021 ~8 min

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