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Transparent graphene electrodes might lead to new generation of solar cells
Transparent graphene electrodes might lead to new generation of solar cells

New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.

MIT startup wraps food in silk for better shelf life
MIT startup wraps food in silk for better shelf life

Cambridge Crops develops an edible, imperceptible coating that might replace plastic packaging to preserve meats and produce.

If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter
If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter

MIT CSAIL researchers say improving computing technology after Moore's Law will require more efficient software, new algorithms, and specialized hardware.

Controlling plasma and plasma turbulence
Controlling plasma and plasma turbulence

After his PhD thesis invalidates an old assumption, Norman Cao wonders what’s next.

Peatland drainage in Southeast Asia adds to climate change
Peatland drainage in Southeast Asia adds to climate change

Study reveals drainage, deforestation of the region’s peatlands, which leads to fires, greenhouse emissions, land subsidence.

MIT’s first online Commencement, as seen through social media
MIT’s first online Commencement, as seen through social media

Though the MIT community was spread around the world due to Covid-19, graduates and their families celebrated magic moments through social posts.

Counting your antigens
Counting your antigens

A new platform that precisely quantifies antigens presented on cell surfaces may help researchers and clinicians improve the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies.

Lighting the way to better battery technology
Lighting the way to better battery technology

Doctoral candidate Supratim Das wants the world to know how to make longer-lasting batteries that charge mobile phones and electric cars.

A boost for cancer immunotherapy
A boost for cancer immunotherapy

Engineers design nanoparticles that stimulate the immune system, helping it to attack tumors.

Rapidly engineering ventilators for the Covid-19 pandemic
Rapidly engineering ventilators for the Covid-19 pandemic

Erwin Franz's experiences with MIT System Design and Management had a major effect on his work with the rapid response team at Philips Respironics.

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