Fast-moving magnetic particles could enable new form of data storage
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:15pm
New research from the Beach Group has shown that an exotic kind of magnetic behavior discovered just a few years ago holds great promise as a way of storing data — one that could overcome fundamental limits that might otherwise be signaling the end of “Moore’s Law,” which describes the ongoing im
Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists from MIT and other institutions have now devised a way to intercept these messages, which could be used to diagnose problems such as cancer or fetal abnormalities.
Forget old batteries. Here comes the energy storage revolution
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:45pm
Energy demands from developing countries are going to grow by about 10 per cent between now and 2040, according to the
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Engine announces investments in first group of startups
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:45am
The Engine, founded last year by MIT, today announced investments in its first group of seven startups that are developing innovations poised for transformative impact on aerospace, renewable energy, synthetic biology, medicine, and other sectors.
AFFOA offers special backpacks to class of 2021
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:00am
The class of 2021 received a special welcoming gift from MIT this year: specially designed backpacks created by Yoel Fink's Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA).
Designing the Circular Economy
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:45am
In the circular economy, waste is minimized through reuse, reducing resource consumption by regeneratively cycling economic, natural, and social capital.
Materials Day Symposium 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Materials Day Symposium, 2017
October 11, 2017
8am - 6pm
Where: Kresge Auditorium (W16) and Stratton Student Center (W20)
Krystyn Van Vliet named associate provost
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:15am
Krystyn Van Vliet, an MIT professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, with wide-ranging interests in research and innovation, has been named as the Institute’s new associate provost. She will assume this role on Sept. 1.
Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:30am
Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for a given weight as today’s leading technology, lithium-ion batteries.