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Advancing nuclear detection and inspection
Advancing nuclear detection and inspection

With new tech, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Areg Danagoulian probes deep inside cargo containers and ballistic warheads to ferret out fissile materials.

Microparticles could help fight malnutrition
Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.

SMART discovers nondisruptive way to characterize the surface of nanoparticles
SMART discovers nondisruptive way to characterize the surface of nanoparticles

New method overcomes limitations of existing chemical procedures and may accelerate nanoengineering of materials.

New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells
New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells

Techniques for observing concrete as it sets could facilitate the development of new cements.

Visualizing an AI model’s blind spots
Visualizing an AI model’s blind spots

New tool highlights what generative models leave out when reconstructing a scene.

Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant
Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant

Its extendable appendage can meander through tight spaces and then lift heavy loads.

MIT.nano announces the Mildred S. Dresselhaus Lectures
MIT.nano announces the Mildred S. Dresselhaus Lectures

Cornell University’s Paul McEuen will inaugurate series to honor beloved MIT professor.

Materials Day talks examine the promises and challenges of AI and machine learning
Materials Day talks examine the promises and challenges of AI and machine learning

The ability to predict and make new materials faster highlights the need for safety, reliability, and accurate data.

3 Questions: When the student becomes the teacher
3 Questions: When the student becomes the teacher

Grad student Brandon Leshchinskiy created EarthDNA Ambassadors, an outreach program “for the Earth, for future generations.”

Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery
Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

Coating particles with “right-handed” molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.

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