New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure
April 19, 2012Nanoscale films developed at MIT promote bone growth, creating a stronger seal between implants and patients’ own bone.
Time magazine names Lo, Sadoway among the world’s ‘most influential’ people
April 18, 2012Several MIT alumni also named to annual list.
13 faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 17, 2012
New method to prevent undersea ice clogs
April 12, 2012Surface coatings developed by MIT researchers could inhibit buildup of methane hydrates that can block deep-sea oil and gas wells.
New nuclear science and engineering faculty drive curriculum expansion into computational science and engineering
April 10, 2012
Buehler to receive Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society
March 30, 2012Honored for highly innovative and creative work in computational modeling
March 26, 2012Inspired by a toy, the ‘buckliball’ — a collapsible structure fabricated from a single piece of material — represents a new class of 3-D, origami-like structures.
Fiber laser points to woven 3-D displays
March 12, 2012A fiber that can emit light along its length in any direction may herald flexible 3-D displays and medical tools that activate therapeutic compounds with bursts of light.
How spider webs achieve their strength
February 2, 2012It’s not just the strength of the silk itself, a new study finds; the silk’s way of stretching and the structure of the whole web help it resist damage.
Need a new material? New tool can help
December 20, 2011Exhaustive reference system and interactive toolkit could revolutionize materials research, potentially enabling new types of manufacturing.