Study unveils details of how a widely used catalyst splits water

“Gold standard” material for generating oxygen from water divulges its molecular mechanisms.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: research school-of-engineering chemistry mit-energy-initiative materials-science-and-engineering dmse energy-storage research-laboratory-of-electronics

3 Questions: The rapidly unfolding future of smart fabrics

Soon, your clothes may be able to monitor your vital signs, analyze the results, and warn you of health risks.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: materials-science-and-engineering dmse electronics innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs 3-questions research

Researchers map tiny twists in “magic-angle” graphene

Results could help designers engineer high-temperature superconductors and quantum computing devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: graphene 2-d carbon physics research electronics school-of-science department-of-energy-doe national-science-foundation-nsf

Dirty carbon reveals a sophisticated side

Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful devices, researchers suggest.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering invention electronics coal dmse carbon nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: research media-lab design sensors electronics health medicine athletics nasa school-of-architecture-and-planning

Researchers achieve remote control of hormone release

Using magnetic nanoparticles, scientists stimulate the adrenal gland in rodents to control release of hormones linked to stress.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research mental-health materials-science-and-engineering dmse brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute research-laboratory-of-electronics school-of-science school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology


Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 30, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: 3-d-printing biological-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering electronics mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering neuroscience brain-and-cognitive-sciences

Novel method for easier scaling of quantum devices

System “recruits” defects that usually cause disruptions, using them to instead carry out quantum operations.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology quantum-computing nuclear-science-and-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology sensors research-laboratory-of-electronics materials-science-and-engineering physics school-of-engineering

Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

In place of flat “breadboards,” 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology 3-d-printing design manufacturing electronics computer-graphics computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

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