High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they “breathe”
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:15am
Carrying out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant puts severe strains on equipment, due to extreme temperatures that are hard for components to endure without degrading.
Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) to spark global renaissance in education through innovation at MIT
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:15pm
J-WEL will be an anchor entity within MIT’s open education and learning initiatives that are led by MIT Vice President for Open Learning Sanjay Sarma.
National Academy of Sciences elects six MIT professors for 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:30am
Professor Klavs Jensen is among six MIT Faculty members who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their "distinguised and continuing achievements in original research." The group was among 84 new members and 21 new foreign associates elected to the NAS.
Geoffrey Beach: Drawn to explore magnetism
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:15am
Geoffrey Beach has been tinkering and building things most of his life, but it wasn’t until his undergraduate studies in physics that he zeroed in on the topic that has dominated his research ever since: the study of magnetism and how to control it.
Not stuck on silicon
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
A new technique developed by Jeehwan Kim and a team of researchers may vastly reduce the overall cost of wafer technology and enable devices made from more exotic, higher-performing semiconductor materials than conventional silicon.
How some battery materials expand without cracking
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:30am
A new paper from Yet-Ming Chiang in Nano Letters describes for the first time what happens in rechargeable lithium-ion and other battery electrodes when they expand and contract as the lithium ions move in and out during charging and discharging.