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
Projects make inroads on global food and water challenges
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:00am
With goals that include finding better ways to purify and desalinate water, improving fertilizer production, and preventing food contamination, nearly two dozen research teams presented updates on their work at a day-long event on Sept. 15.
Making a pledge for the climate with our careers
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Jeremy Poindexter, a graduate student in DMSE, recently published a piece titled "Making a pledge for the climate with our careers" in The Tech.
New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Sometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material’s crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications.
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.
Comprehensive characterization of atmospheric organic carbon at a forested site
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:15pm
For a few weeks over the summer in 2011, teams of scientists from around the world converged on a small patch of ponderosa pine forest in Colorado to carry out one of the most detailed, extended surveys of atmospheric chemistry ever attempted in one place, in many cases using new measurement devi
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)