A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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The MISTI Career Conversations: Energy program serves as an innovative pivot from international internships to a virtual seminar series.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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Diagnosing liver damage earlier could help to prevent liver failure in many patients.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~11 min
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Family of compounds could someday be useful for fuel cells, supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Gelatin-based microcarriers offer higher yield and scalability compared to existing commercial microcarriers.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Inspired by camel fur, a new two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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