MIT researchers grow structures made of wood-like plant cells in a lab, hinting at the possibility of more efficient biomaterials production.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
Dec. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
Chemical engineers take a step toward generating ammonia with small-scale, electrochemical reactors.
May 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
April 26, 2020 • ~7 min
Monitoring the plant hormone ethylene could reveal when fruits and vegetables are about to spoil.
March 18, 2020 • ~7 min
Study reveals a mechanism that plants can use to dissipate excess sunlight as heat.
March 10, 2020 • ~7 min
A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes.
Nov. 25, 2019 • ~6 min
New method overcomes limitations of existing chemical procedures and may accelerate nanoengineering of materials.
Nov. 12, 2019 • ~3 min
J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent
The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab presents a new report on climate, agriculture, water, and food security — with plans for more research.
Oct. 30, 2019 • ~8 min
At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.
Oct. 29, 2019 • ~9 min