Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Seeing things: A new transparent display system could provide heads-up data
January 21, 2014New kind of see-through screen could be applied as a thin plastic coating on ordinary glass.
How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light
January 19, 2014New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.
Seeing beauty in a materials science world
January 15, 2014Marshall Scholar Colleen Loynachan tackles materials science problems with a photographer’s perspective.
New implantable sensor paves way to long-term monitoring
November 3, 2013Carbon nanotubes that detect nitric oxide can be implanted under the skin for more than a year.
Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
October 15, 2013Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.
Ferroelectric-graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing
June 20, 2013New system uses two-dimensional structures to guide plasmonic waves at ultrashort wavelength, offering a new platform for memory and computer chips.
An electrical switch for magnetism
May 29, 2013MIT researchers develop a new approach to controlling the motion of magnetic domains; work could lead to low-power computer memory.
Obama hosts Dresselhaus, Graybiel and Luu in Oval Office
April 1, 2013The three MIT scientists are among six winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes to visit the White House.
Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales
March 31, 2013Researchers find that tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes.
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
Capturing energy from the sun
January 23, 2013MIT investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
James Utterback honored as exemplar of excellence
January 16, 2013Professor was honored by KU Leuven at its bi-annual Leuven International Forum.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
Also labeled: Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Koch Institute, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Health sciences and technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Nanoelectronics, Polymers, Research
Smithsonian recognizes MIT research on water desalination technology
January 9, 2013Magazine ranks nanoporous graphene as one of the top five surprising scientific milestones of 2012.
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
Also labeled: Biological engineering, Diagnostic devices, Mechanical engineering, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, Biomedicine, Engineering Health, Health, Health care, Health sciences and technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research