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Interfaces between solid materials are surfaces with intricate, internal structure (shown on the left). To control that structure, and to use it for specific applications, researchers model it a simplified way (shown on the right).
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites.
Sep 2, 2014
 Vortical ciliary flows enhance the exchange of oxygen and nutrients between corals and their environment. The paths of tracer particles are color-coded by fluid velocity, demonstrating that the coral surface is driving the flow.
Coral organisms use minuscule appendages to control their environment, stirring up water eddies to bring nutrients.
Sep 1, 2014
 Red blood cells from a patient infected with Plasmodium falciparum.
Using magnetic fields, technique can detect parasite’s waste products in infected blood cells.
Aug 31, 2014
One of world’s largest global health care companies will collaborate on industry challenges and opportunities.
Aug 29, 2014
Interfaces between solid materials are surfaces with intricate, internal structure (shown on the left). To control that structure, and to use it for specific applications, researchers model it a simplified way (shown on the right).
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites.
Aug 29, 2014
Mint Solutions' bedside scanning device, MedEye, uses computer vision to identify pills. It then checks the results against a patient's electronic medication records to ensure nurses deliver the right drugs and dosage.
Mint Solutions tackles medication errors with scanning system that ensures patients get the right pills.
Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Bilge Yildiz
Bilge Yildiz explores the dynamics of surfaces to design more resilient materials for applications in high-intensity environments.
Aug 26, 2014
Chalkboard drawing of three cell towers connected by lines creating a triangle.
Students’ designs for cellular-networking protocols help define the limits of protocol performance.
Aug 26, 2014
Illustration of red blood cells, a tumor cell, and sound waves
Acoustic device that separates tumor cells from blood cells could help assess cancer’s spread.
Aug 25, 2014
Savings from healthier air can make up for some or all of the cost of carbon-reduction policies.
Aug 24, 2014
CSAIL study finds that human subjects prefer when robots give the orders.
Aug 21, 2014
New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions.
Aug 21, 2014
Novel software by Akselos drastically increases speed, ease of 3-D engineering simulations.
Aug 21, 2014
Silvija Gradečak customizes nanoscale systems for large-scale impact in light and energy.
Aug 20, 2014
MIT study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater.
Aug 20, 2014
Rob Miller, computer science professor, to serve in undergraduate residence.
Aug 19, 2014
Adib and Shah to be honored at EmTech@MIT conference next month
Aug 19, 2014
PhD student Niaja Farve combines research, entrepreneurship, outreach, and indefatigable drive.
Aug 19, 2014
Coated tissue scaffolds help the body grow new bone to repair injuries or congenital defects.
Aug 18, 2014
With an infusion of funds from the Simons Foundation, a collaboration between MIT researchers and colleagues will break new ground in the study of marine microbes.
Aug 18, 2014
Image illustrating one battery equals 25 houses.
Proposal could divert a dangerous waste stream while producing low-cost photovoltaics.
Aug 18, 2014
Data visualization showing blue and red dots of various sizes and hand-drawn circles around data points.
Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them.
Aug 15, 2014
The lung-targeting nanoparticle 7C1 delivers therapeutic RNAs to cancer cells: siRNA, labeled in red, inundates mutant lung-cancer cells, the nuclei of which are shown in blue, after 7C1-mediated transfection.
Researchers improve therapeutic response in clinically relevant model of lung-tumor growth.
Aug 14, 2014