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solar panels

Study: Even Short-Lived Solar Panels Can Be Economically Viable

A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don’t...
qubits

Uncovering the Hidden “Noise” That Can Kill Qubits

MIT and Dartmouth College researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a tool that detects new characteristics of environmental “noise” that can...
machine learning

Using Machine Learning to Estimate Risk of Cardiovascular Death

Humans are inherently risk-averse: We spend our days calculating routes and routines, taking precautionary measures to avoid disease, danger, and despair. 
exoplanet-seeking satellite

Tess Team Is Awarded NASA’s Silver Achievement Medal

On Sept. 5, NASA awarded a Silver Achievement Medal to the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) team. The award was presented during...
robotics

Engineers Develop Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” for 3-D-Printed Devices

A new method developed by MIT researchers uses standard 3-D printers to produce functioning devices with the electronics already embedded inside. The...
portable neuroimaging device

Detecting Patients’ Pain Levels via Their Brain Signals

Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable...
nanoscale materials

Creating New Opportunities from Nanoscale Materials

A hundred years ago, “2d” meant a two-penny, or 1-inch, nail. Today, “2-D” encompasses a broad range of atomically thin flat materials,...
biomedical imaging

A Single-Photon Source You Can Make at Home

Quantum computing and quantum cryptography are expected to give much higher capabilities than their classical counterparts. For example, the computation power in...
autonomous boats

MIT’s Fleet of Autonomous Boats Can Now Shapeshift

MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations,...
semiautonomous

Study Measures How Fast Humans React to Road Hazards

Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly,...
piezoelectric

Ultrathin 3-D-Printed Films Convert Energy of One Form into Another

MIT researchers have developed a simple, low-cost method to 3-D print ultrathin films with high-performing “piezoelectric” properties, which could be used for...
robotic

Robotic Thread Is Designed to Slip Through the Brain’s Blood Vessels

MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature...
microprocessor

MIT Engineers Build Advanced Microprocessor out of Carbon Nanotubes

After years of tackling numerous design and manufacturing challenges, MIT researchers have built a modern microprocessor from carbon nanotube transistors, which are...
Traumatic brain injuries

A Much Less Invasive Way to Monitor Pressure in the Brain

Traumatic brain injuries, as well as infectious diseases such as meningitis, can lead to brain swelling and dangerously high pressure in the...
artificial intelligence

IBM Gives Artificial Intelligence Computing at MIT a Lift

IBM designed Summit, the fastest supercomputer on Earth, to run the calculation-intensive models that power modern artificial intelligence (AI). Now MIT is...
greenhouse-gas emissions

What’s the Best Way to Cut Vehicle Greenhouse-Gas Emissions?

Policies to encourage reductions in greenhouse gas emissions tend to stress the need to switch as many vehicles as possible to electric...
diagnostic devices

Using CRISPR to Program Gels with New Functions

The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a...
stem cells

Study Links Certain Metabolites to Stem Cell Function in the Intestine

MIT biologists have discovered an unexpected effect of a ketogenic, or fat-rich, diet: They showed that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules...
human cells

High-Precision Technique Stores Cellular “Memory” in DNA

Using a technique that can precisely edit DNA bases, MIT researchers have created a way to store complex “memories” in the DNA...
brain cells

New Method Classifies Brain Cells Based on Electrical Signals

For decades, neuroscientists have relied on a technique for reading out electrical “spikes” of brain activity in live, behaving subjects that tells...