By implanting light-sensitive, semiconducting materials into a single synthetic fiber, and then weaving that fiber into nearly one square foot of fabric, MIT scientists have created a flexible camera that has taken a picture of a smiley face.
Research from Prof. Alexander-Katz results in new self-assembly method
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 7:00pm
Prof. Alfredo Alexander-Katz and his group have developed a new microscopic system that could provide a novel method for moving tiny objects inside a microfluidic chip, and could also provide new insights into how cells and other objects are transported within the body.
BP announced research plans with MIT and University of Manchester
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 7:00pm
BP is supporting a new program on materials and corrosion research, as it applies to oilfield applications. The initial investment from BP has been $2 million, with the company intending to match this for up to a further four years. The MIT team includes Profs.
Kimerling group develops germanium laser
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 7:00pm
New results from the Electronic Materials Research Group bring us closer to computers that use light instead of electricity to move data. In a paper to be published in Optics Letters, Prof.
Prof. Ross and colleagues developing self assembling computer chips
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 8:00pm
Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.
Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 8:00pm
Prof. Ned Thomas and colleagues have succeeded in creating a synthetic crystal that can very effectively control the transmission of heat — stopping it in its tracks and reflecting it back.
CBC news reports on DMSE research
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 8:00pm
Prof. Angela Belcher and other researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a method of splitting a water molecule by copying photosynthesis, the process plants use to convert water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to fuel that helps them grow.
Hear Prof. Yoel Fink on Science Friday
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 8:00pm
Listen to Prof. Fink discussing fibers that perceive and transmit sound.
Prof. Fink and collaborators make fibers that hear and sing
Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 8:00pm
Prof. Yoel Fink and his collaborators have published their work on fibers that detect and produce sound (Nature Materials).
New method of growing semiconductor nanowires demonstrated