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A new facet for germanium
A new facet for germanium

MIT researchers grow perfectly shaped germanium tunnels on silicon oxide with controllable length.

Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck
Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck

Routing scheme boosts efficiency in networks that help speed up blockchain transactions.

Researchers discover a new way to control infrared light
Researchers discover a new way to control infrared light

The new method could impact devices used in imaging, machine learning, and more.

Surveying the quality of life at MIT
Surveying the quality of life at MIT

A new survey of MIT students, faculty, and staff will inform initiatives to improve the work-life experience on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory.

Testing the waters
Testing the waters

MIT sophomore Rachel Shen looks for microscopic solutions to big environmental challenges.

Communicating respect for graduate students
Communicating respect for graduate students

Anna Frebel, Wesley Harris, and Harry Tuller honored by graduate students as “Committed to Caring.”

For cheaper solar cells, thinner really is better
For cheaper solar cells, thinner really is better

Solar panel costs have dropped lately, but slimming down silicon wafers could lead to even lower costs and faster industry expansion.

Bradford Parkinson SM ’61 awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
Bradford Parkinson SM ’61 awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

“Father of GPS” honored with three colleagues for creating the first truly global, satellite-based positioning system.

Researchers hope to make needle pricks for diabetics a thing of the past
Researchers hope to make needle pricks for diabetics a thing of the past

Study suggests noninvasive spectroscopy could be used to monitor blood glucose levels.

Understanding combustion
Understanding combustion

Assistant Professor Sili Deng is on a quest to understand the chemistry involved in combustion and develop strategies to make it cleaner.

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