Getting quantum dots to stop blinking

New approach solves a persistent problem of intermittency that has hindered use of the tiny light emitters for biological imaging or quantum photonics.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~7 min

New 10-minute test detects Covid-19 immunity

Paper-based blood test developed by SMART researchers can rapidly determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~8 min

The reasons behind lithium-ion batteries’ rapid cost decline

A new study finds that investments in R&D on materials and chemistry were key, while economies of scale contributed less.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Investigating pathogens and their life cycles, for the benefit of society

Senior Desmond Edwards has an insatiable curiosity about how the human body works — and how diseases stop it from working.

Leah Campbell | School of Science • mit
Nov. 21, 2021 ~9 min

A stealthy way to combat tumors

MIT biologists show that helper immune cells disguised as cancer cells can help rejuvenate T cells that attack tumors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2021 ~6 min

How ultracold, superdense atoms become invisible

A new study confirms that as atoms are chilled and squeezed to extremes, their ability to scatter light is suppressed.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 18, 2021 ~7 min

3 Questions: Sophie Gibert on ethics in action

PhD student's research centers on ethics, including bioethics, and the philosophy of action.

Kathryn M. O'Neill | School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Nov. 17, 2021 ~8 min

MIT Lincoln Laboratory wins nine R&D 100 Awards for 2021

A life-detecting radar, a microscale motor, and a quantum network architecture are among this year's most innovative new technologies.

Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Nov. 17, 2021 ~9 min

Theoretical breakthrough could boost data storage

New work on linear-probing hash tables from MIT CSAIL could lead to more efficient data storage and retrieval in computers.

Steve Nadis | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 16, 2021 ~5 min

Is watching believing?

In spreading politics, videos may not be much more persuasive than their text-based counterparts.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 16, 2021 ~6 min