August 16, 2012, 1 Comment

New findings show that the material beneath the thin carbon sheets determines how they react chemically and electrically. When you look at a gift-wrapped present, the basic properties of the […]


A New Twist on Nanowires

February 23, 2012, No comments

Nanowires — microscopic fibers that can be “grown” in the lab — are a hot research topic today, with a variety of potential applications inclu ...


New Material Could Offer Hope to Those with no Voice

July 17, 2011, No comments

In 1997, the actress and singer Julie Andrews lost her singing voice following surgery to remove noncancerous lesions from her vocal cords. She came t ...


Flow Battery Breaks Mold for Cheap Storage

June 6, 2011, No comments

A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to exist ...

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    Making Composite Materials to Order
    May 26, 2011, No comments

    New method of forming composites allows fine-tuning of mechanical, electrical, thermal and other properties A team of researchers at MIT has found a way to make complex composite materials whose […]

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    MIT Honours Materials Professor
    March 12, 2011, No comments

    This year’s MacVicar Fellow honorees are Bishwapriya (Bish) Sanyal of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning; Christopher Schuh of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and George Verghese and […]