"Three MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10M in funding as part of a $35M materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI)." - MIT News
Stretching the boundaries of neural implants
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 1:15pm
New flexible fibers developed by Professor Polina Anikeeva and her research team are able to stimulate and monitor neurons in the spine without being invasive.
Conquering metal fatigue
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:15am
"Metal fatigue can lead to abrupt and sometimes catastrophic failures in parts that undergo repeated loading, or stress. It’s a major cause of failure in structural components of everything from aircraft and spacecraft to bridges and powerplants.
Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:45pm
"The material used in this research is an oxidized version of the two-dimensional form of pure carbon known as graphene, which has been the subject of widespread research for over a decade because of its unique mechanical and electrical characteristics.
Iodine may protect batteries
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
"Researchers at MIT and Carnegie Mellon University are studying a new kind of electrolyte for “self-healing” lithium battery cells, which will be formed by adding a halide element such as iodine, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Precise technique tracks dopamine in the brain
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
"MIT researchers have devised a way to measure dopamine in the brain much more precisely than previously possible, which should allow scientists to gain insight into dopamine’s roles in learning, memory, and emotion.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:15pm
"For Bilge Yildiz, Associate Professor of both materials science and engineering and nuclear science and engineering, unleashing novel properties in materials means taking a penetrating look at surfaces.
Sadoway and Ambri get a Shout Out during MIT Energy Conference
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:30am
Professor Donald Sadoway and his company Ambri are working on finding solutions to energy storage in order to improve renewable energy production services. In this MIT News article, they received a shout-out for their contributions to the field.
Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:30am
"The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented.