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A new technology era in 3-D printing

Mechanical engineering researchers are inventing game-changing technologies and developing a Renaissance in 3-D printing. In the mid-15th century, a new technology that would change the...

Researchers harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as...

Flexible electronics made from exotic materials – MIT

Cost-effective method produces semiconducting films from materials that outperform silicon. The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant...

New polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it

Polymers are usually the go-to material for thermal insulation. Think of a silicone oven mitt, or a Styrofoam coffee cup, both manufactured from polymer...

Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents. Natural gas and biogas have become increasingly popular sources of energy throughout the...

MIT and NASA engineers demonstrate a new kind of airplane wing

Assembled from tiny identical pieces, the wing could enable lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft designs. A team of engineers has built and tested a radically new...

Researchers tune material’s color and thermal properties separately

The color of a material can often tell you something about how it handles heat. Think of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering...

Team finds Wigner crystal—not Mott insulator—in ‘magic-angle’ graphene

Recently, a team of scientists led by Pablo Jarillo-Herrero at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created a huge stir in the field of...

First Carbon-Nanotube Mixed-Signal ICs

RRAM 3D integration and a self-healing technique remove metallic nanotubes that poison analog circuits All the amazing carbon-nanotube logic circuits we’ve heard about over the...

Researchers 3-D print colloidal crystals

MIT engineers have united the principles of self-assembly and 3-D printing using a new technique, which they highlight today in the journal Advanced Materials. By...
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