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.
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.
Getting to the heart of carbon nanotube clusters
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Integrating nanoscale fibers such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into commercial applications, from coatings for aircraft wings to heat sinks for mobile computing, requires them to be produced in large scale and at low cost.
Ultrathin needle can deliver drugs directly to the brain
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:30am
MIT researchers have devised a miniaturized system that can deliver tiny quantities of medicine to brain regions as small as 1 cubic millimeter.
A new approach to rechargeable batteries
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:45am
A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT.
Engineers design artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:15am
Researchers in the emerging field of “neuromorphic computing” have attempted to design computer chips that work like the human brain.