SMART develops analytical tools to enable next-generation agriculture

Engineered plant nanosensors and portable Raman spectroscopy will help enable sustainable practices in traditional and urban agriculture.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
March 1, 2021 ~9 min

Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials

Cutting-edge microscope helps reveal ways to control the electronic properties of atomically thin materials.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 26, 2021 ~8 min

New “metalens” shifts focus without tilting or moving

The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Physicists discover important new property for graphene

Unconventional form of ferroelectricity could impact next-generation computing.

Elizabeth Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

Researchers construct molecular nanofibers that are stronger than steel

Self-assembly of Kevlar-inspired molecules leads to structures with robust properties, offering new materials for solid-state applications.

Steve Nadis | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
Jan. 25, 2021 ~6 min

A cool advance in thermoelectric conversion

A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.

Steve Nadis | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Dec. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Researchers find a better way to design metal alloys

System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~7 min

MISTI pilots conversations in energy

The MISTI Career Conversations: Energy program serves as an innovative pivot from international internships to a virtual seminar series.

Christina Davies | MISTI • mit
Dec. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Sensor can detect scarred or fatty liver tissue

Diagnosing liver damage earlier could help to prevent liver failure in many patients.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 30, 2020 ~5 min

3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 25, 2020 ~11 min

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