Method offers inexpensive imaging at the scale of virus particles

Using an ordinary light microscope, researchers can now obtain images with unprecedented accuracy.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 29, 2021 ~7 min

Physicists flip particle accelerator setup to gain a clearer view of atomic nuclei

Shooting beams of ions at proton clouds may help researchers map the inner workings of neutron stars.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 29, 2021 ~7 min

Controlling bubble formation on electrodes

Study finds the wettability of porous electrode surfaces is key to making efficient water-splitting or carbon-capturing systems.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 26, 2021 ~6 min

MIT astronomers discover new galaxy clusters hiding in plain sight

Lesson learned from the CHiPS survey must inform future cluster searches, researchers say.

Kelso Harper | MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research • mit
March 26, 2021 ~6 min

Design could enable longer lasting, more powerful lithium batteries

Use of a novel electrolyte could allow advanced metal electrodes and higher voltages, boosting capacity and cycle life.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2021 ~7 min

MIT engineers make filters from tree branches to purify drinking water

Prototypes tested in India show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2021 ~8 min

Astronomers image magnetic fields at the edge of M87’s black hole

New image of M87 reveals how it looks in polarized light.

MIT Haystack Observatory • mit
March 24, 2021 ~10 min

Study reveals plunge in lithium-ion battery costs

Analysis quantifies a dramatic price drop that parallels similar improvements in solar and wind energy, and shows further steep declines could be possible

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 23, 2021 ~9 min

More transparency and understanding into machine behaviors

A new tool helps humans better understand and develop artificial intelligence models by searching and highlighting representative scenarios.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
March 22, 2021 ~5 min

Vaccination by inhalation

Delivering vaccines directly to the lungs can boost immune responses to respiratory infections or lung cancer, study finds.

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

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