Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
March 27, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research school-of-science physics wireless graphene materials-research-laboratory nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

An experimental peptide could block Covid-19

MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 27, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research covid-19 disease medicine chemistry pandemic school-of-science viruses drug-development

Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research machine-learning batteries metals chemical-engineering school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Five MIT payloads deployed on the International Space Station

A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.

Janine Liberty | MIT Media Lab
March 25, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: media-lab international-space-station eaps school-of-architecture-and-planning research school-of-science space space astronomy-and-planetary-science industry arts


A stopgap measure to treat respiratory distress

Repurposing a drug used for blood clots may help Covid-19 patients in danger of respiratory failure, researchers suggest.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 24, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research medicine koch-institute biology biological-engineering school-of-science school-of-engineering covid-19 pandemic disease viruses


Thank you for your patients

An unusual synergy between cancer researchers, clinical centers, and industry leads to promising clinical trials for a new combination therapy for prostate cancer.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute
March 23, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: koch-institute school-of-engineering school-of-science biology biological-engineering research medicine cancer

The growth of an organism rides on a pattern of waves

Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to other systems, from ocean and atmospheric circulations to quantum fluids.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
March 23, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: biology cells evolution mathematics physics research school-of-science

System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

Using a photorealistic simulation engine, vehicles learn to drive in the real world and recover from near-crash scenarios.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
March 23, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

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