How industrialized life remodels the microbiome

International study reveals gut bacteria from people in industrialized societies swap genes at much higher rates.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 31, 2021 ~7 min

Big data dreams for tiny technologies

MIT research combines machine learning with nanoparticle design for personalized drug delivery.

Bendta Schroeder | Erika Reinfeld | Koch Institute • mit
March 30, 2021 ~8 min

How to make sure Biden's infrastructure plan can hold up to climate change – and save money

With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It's working for the Dutch.

Jeremy Bricker, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
March 30, 2021 ~8 min

Homing in on longer-lasting perovskite solar cells

A new approach to identifying useful formulations could help solve the degradation issue for these promising new lightweight photovoltaics.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 30, 2021 ~7 min

Method offers inexpensive imaging at the scale of virus particles

Using an ordinary light microscope, researchers can now obtain images with unprecedented accuracy.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 29, 2021 ~7 min

Physicists flip particle accelerator setup to gain a clearer view of atomic nuclei

Shooting beams of ions at proton clouds may help researchers map the inner workings of neutron stars.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 29, 2021 ~7 min

'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemic

Engineering students in Malawi and Tanzania have used the materials and tools available to them to build ventilators, personal protective equipment and UV disinfection systems.

Theresa Mkandawire, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Malawi • conversation
March 29, 2021 ~11 min

Controlling bubble formation on electrodes

Study finds the wettability of porous electrode surfaces is key to making efficient water-splitting or carbon-capturing systems.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 26, 2021 ~6 min

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