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Nanopores may be trapping oil and gas in the ancient hydrocarbon instead of allowing them to flow.
New delivery method boosts efficiency of CRISPR genome-editing system.
Automatic bug-repair system fixes 10 times as many errors as its predecessors.
Startup develops more cost-effective test for assessing how cells respond to chemicals.
Depositing different materials within a single chip layer could lead to more efficient computers.
Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment.
Technique could enable 3-D printing of cellular structures for tissue engineering.
Results may help improve efficiency of solar cells, energy-harvesting devices.
Polymer nanowires that assemble in perpendicular layers could offer route to tinier chip components.
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches,...
Solving a longstanding mystery, MIT experiments reveal two forms of turbulence interacting.
Small voltage can flip thin film between two crystal states — one metallic, one semiconducting.
Scientists identify protein that allows brain cells to dampen their sensitivity.
Research could lead to nanosensors that recognize fibrinogen, insulin, or other biomarkers.
Model that predicts time from gate departure to takeoff could cut airport congestion, fuel waste.
New technique allows tracking of gene expression over generations of cells as they specialize.
There are certain universal patterns in nature that hold true, regardless of objects’ size, species, or surroundings. Take, for instance, the branching fractals seen...
Mercury pollution is a global problem with local consequences: Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources travel around the world through the atmosphere,...
High-performance prototype means chipmakers could now start building optoelectronic chips.
Object-recognition systems are beginning to get pretty good — and in the case of Facebook’s face-recognition algorithms, frighteningly good.But object-recognition systems are typically trained...