Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
Making frequency-hopping radios practical
May 14, 2013New hardware could lead to wireless devices that identify and exploit unused transmission frequencies, using radio spectrum much more efficiently.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
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Making ‘nanospinning’ practical
November 20, 2012Nanofibers have a dizzying range of possible applications, but they’ve been prohibitively expensive to make. MIT researchers hope to change that.
MIT-developed ‘microthrusters’ could propel small satellites
August 16, 2012As small as a penny, these thrusters run on jets of ion beams.
How to corner the MEMS market
April 4, 2012Government investment in the manufacture of micromachines could pay huge dividends, but in the meantime, MIT researchers are developing new fabrication techniques.
Transistors promise more powerful logic, more logical power
March 7, 2012Research could affect U.S. manufacturing indirectly, by helping introduce products difficult to build elsewhere, and directly, by reducing production costs.
Bulović named director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories
September 28, 2011Assumes role previously held by Chandrakasan.