Nanoscience and nanotechnology
New nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice
August 15, 2012Particles that shut off cancer genes could also allow researchers to screen potential drug targets more rapidly.
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.
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 5, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
Also labeled: Carbon nanotubes, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Graduate, postdoctoral, Photonics, Photosynthesis, Physics, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Solar, Excitonics, Moungi Bawendi, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
A new approach to water desalination
July 1, 2012Graphene sheets with precisely controlled pores have potential to purify water more efficiently than existing methods.
Textured surface may boost power output of thin silicon solar cells
June 12, 2012MIT team finds new approach to trapping light efficiently in thin-film silicon solar cells.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 3, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
Gradečak wins Nano Letters young investigator award
May 7, 2012Materials science and engineering professor studies nanophotonics and electronics.
New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure
April 18, 2012Nanoscale films developed at MIT promote bone growth, creating a stronger seal between implants and patients’ own bone.
What lies ahead for science and science writing?
March 27, 201210th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.