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

Phone device flags COVID-19 in less than an hour

A new diagnostic tool that plugs into a phone can test for COVID-19 in 55 minutes or less, researchers report. It can be done almost anywhere, too.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~5 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

Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2021 ~9 min

Injectable ‘Jello’ could release medicine over time

An injectable "Jello" that dissolves over time could end the need for daily shots. But researchers first have to get around a fundamental law of nature.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~6 min

Injectable ‘Jello’ could release medicine over time

An injectable "Jello" that dissolves over time could end the need for daily shots. But researchers first have to get around a fundamental law of nature.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~6 min

Faster tracking of treatment responses

Biological sensors developed by MIT spinout Glympse Bio could help clinicians make decisions for individual patients.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich”

Structure may reveal conditions needed for high-temperature superconductivity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Soap simplifies making 2D nanosheets

Just a little soap helps clean up the challenging process of preparing two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), chemists report.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Jan. 28, 2021 ~5 min

Smashing nanoclusters can make harder metals

A new way to make bulk metals with enhanced properties like hardness starts with smashing individual nanoclusters.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Jan. 26, 2021 ~6 min

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