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Building Better Batteries, Faster

PhD student Pablo Leon uses machine learning to expedite research on novel battery materials, while helping newer students navigate graduate school. Rachel Yang | MIT News correspondent Building...

Living LEGOs

Mathematical modeling speeds up the process of programming bacterial systems to self-assemble into desired 2D shapes. Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics Living LEGOs: LEGO blocks can be...

A New Method Boosts Wind Farms’ Energy Output

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office By modeling the conditions of an entire wind farm rather than individual turbines, engineers can squeeze more power out of...

Making Hydropower Plants More Sustainable

Natel Energy, founded by sibling MIT alumni, is deploying hydropower systems with fish-safe turbines and other features that mimic natural river conditions. Zach Winn | MIT News...

Storing Medical Information Below the Skin’s Surface

Specialized invisible dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history to save lives in regions where paper or digital...

Controlling how “odd couple” Surfaces and Liquids Interact

Spread out or bead up? A new process enables control over liquid-solid interfaces even with the most unlikely pairs of materials. David Chandler | MIT News Office The...

New Lightweight Material is Stronger than Steel

The new substance is the result of a feat thought to be impossible: polymerizing a material in two dimensions. Using a novel polymerization process, MIT...

Engineers develop surgical “duct tape” as an alternative to sutures

A staple on any engineer’s workbench, duct tape is a quick and dependable fix for cracks and tears in many structural materials. MIT engineers...

AI to Help Scale up Advanced Solar Cell Manufacturing

Perovskite materials would be superior to silicon in PV cells, but manufacturing such cells at scale is a huge hurdle. Machine learning can help. David...

A New Heat Engine with no Moving Parts is as Efficient...

The design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid, researchers say. Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Engineers at MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...
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