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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Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Unexpected findings in chemokine receptors once believed to be non-functional open up new fields of scientific inquiry.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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Tulle-like DefeXtiles can be 3D printed with no custom software or hardware.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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Researchers have designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new model suggests a plan to keep Covid-19 within the capacity of the health-care system while reopening economic activities.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.
Aug. 2, 2020 • ~5 min
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Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.
July 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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New molecule for imaging calcium in neurons reduces crosstalk from neighboring neurons.
June 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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Computational modeling yields a protein fragment that could bind to coronavirus spike proteins and destroy them.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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