Chemical engineers take a step toward generating ammonia with small-scale, electrochemical reactors.
May 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
April 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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Specialized dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.
Dec. 18, 2019 • ~7 min
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In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.
Dec. 17, 2019 • ~9 min
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Long-lasting capsule can remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over several weeks.
Dec. 4, 2019 • ~7 min
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A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes.
Nov. 25, 2019 • ~6 min
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New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.
Nov. 13, 2019 • ~7 min
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MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed.
Oct. 23, 2019 • ~7 min
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Improved air quality in China could prevent nearly 2,000 premature deaths in the U.S.
July 29, 2019 • ~4 min
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Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.
March 7, 2019 • ~7 min
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