Diamond is well-known as the strongest of all natural materials, and with that strength comes another tightly linked property: brittleness.
Self-healing metal oxides could protect against corrosion
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:30am
Researchers have found that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, deform as if it were a liquid, filling any cracks and gaps as they form.
A new way to find better battery materials
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 11:15am
A new approach to analyzing and designing new ion conductors — a key component of rechargeable batteries — could accelerate the development of high-energy lithium batteries, and possibly other energy storage and delivery devices such as fuel cells, researchers say.
From building batteries to combating cancer: How Angela Belcher puts viruses to work
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:30am
By gaining fine control over the nanostructure of various materials, Angela Belcher is trying to solve problems in medicine, energy, and the environment.
Cima takes on new role to promote innovation
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:15am
Michael J. Cima has been named co-director of the MIT Innovation Initiative and associate dean of innovation for the School of Engineering.
MIT expands partnership with Imperial College London
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 2:45pm
Building on the success of existing partnerships, MIT’s Global Education and Career Development (GECD) is significantly expanding its academic exchange with Imperial College London, while continuing to grow the Imperial summer research exchange.
2018 Young Investigator Awards
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:15am
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently announced awards of $16 million through its 2018 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The awards were made to 31 scientists whose research holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas.
Study reveals why polymer stents failed
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:30am
MIT Researchers in DMSE and the Institute for Medical Engineering have discovered why biodegradable polymer stents failed over time, hoping to eventually design and evaluate polymer stents more effectively.
Investing in Tech That’s Worth the Wait
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:15am
Innovations in fields like energy and transportation often take time—and extra support—to develop. The Engine at MIT is helping them make the leap from the lab to the marketplace.
Seeking materials that match the brain
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Polina Anikeeva was born in Leningrad, USSR, but grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia; the city’s name reverted to its original form after the fall of the Soviet Union.