Stronger than a speeding bullet
November 7, 2012New tests of nanostructured material could lead to better armor against everything from gunfire to micrometeorites.
Taking the sting out of medical tape
October 29, 2012New adhesive comes off quickly, sparing infants’ delicate skin from damage.
A better way to shed water
October 22, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
New technique reveals lithium in action
October 8, 2012Fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, revealed in detail by advanced imaging method, could lead to improved materials.
Probing the mysteries of cracks and stresses
September 28, 2012Analysis of molecular-level fracture and stress mechanisms could have broad implications for understanding materials’ behavior.
Understanding and predicting materials behavior
September 26, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach
Oscillating microscopic beads could be key to biolab on a chip
September 25, 2012MIT team finds way to manipulate and measure magnetic particles without contact, potentially enabling multiple medical tests on a tiny device.
World-class musician Mark Stewart comes to the Glass Lab
September 14, 2012In a yearlong residency, the musician and instrument designer will build a glass orchestra with MIT students.
Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells
August 30, 2012MIT-led research team finds that protein significantly reduces infected cells’ ability to squeeze through tiny channels compared to healthy cells.
One-molecule-thick material has big advantages
August 23, 2012MIT researchers produce complex electronic circuits from molybdenum disulfide, a material that could have many more applications.
Graphene’s behavior depends on where it sits
August 13, 2012New findings show that the material beneath the thin carbon sheets determines how they react chemically and electrically.
Wrinkled surfaces could have widespread applications
August 1, 2012MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles.
Research update: Chips with self-assembling rectangles
July 19, 2012New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
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Dripping faucets inspire new way of creating structured particles
July 18, 2012Researchers find new method for making spherical particles, from nanoscale to pinhead-sized — including complex beach-ball-like shapes.
A new approach to water desalination
July 2, 2012Graphene sheets with precisely controlled pores have potential to purify water more efficiently than existing methods.
New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials
June 22, 2012Multidisciplinary team develops mathematical approach that could help in simulating materials for solar cells and LEDs.