Could lab-grown plant tissue ease the environmental toll of logging and agriculture?

MIT researchers grow structures made of wood-like plant cells in a lab, hinting at the possibility of more efficient biomaterials production.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

Reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

MIT system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2020 ~7 min

Meet the first undergraduate users of MIT.nano

Micro/nano processing course fabricates devices in MIT.nano’s facilities.

Amanda Stoll | MIT.nano • mit
March 25, 2020 ~8 min

Cryptographic “tag of everything” could protect the supply chain

Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 20, 2020 ~8 min

MIT engineers build advanced microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes

New approach harnesses the same fabrication processes used for silicon chips, offers key advance toward next-generation computers.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 28, 2019 ~9 min

Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another

Low-cost “piezoelectric” films produce voltage when under strain, could be used for flexible electronic components and more.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 28, 2019 ~8 min

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

When time matters in hospitals, automated system can detect an early biomarker for the potentially life-threatening condition.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
July 23, 2019 ~7 min

Kicking neural network automation into high gear

Algorithm designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 21, 2019 ~8 min

Giving keener “electric eyesight” to autonomous vehicles

On-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 14, 2019 ~8 min

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Device made from flexible, inexpensive materials could power large-area electronics, wearables, medical devices, and more.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 28, 2019 ~7 min

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