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How to build better silk
How to build better silk

Reconstituted silk can be several times stronger than the natural fiber and made in different forms.

No more blackouts?
No more blackouts?

New framework guarantees stability of microgrids that supply local power in developing countries.

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage
Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage

Electronic circuits reveal when a plant begins to experience drought conditions.

A new way to mix oil and water
A new way to mix oil and water

Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions.

Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices
Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices

Light-based devices could be used as biomedical sensors or as flexible connectors for electronics.

Summit discusses impact of machines on jobs, productivity, and the global economy
Summit discusses impact of machines on jobs, productivity, and the global economy

Two-day “AI and the Future of Work” summit at MIT focused on the artificial intelligence revolution and the workplace.

Fighting a giant foe at a tiny scale
Fighting a giant foe at a tiny scale

Professor Paula Hammond uses nanoscale biomaterials to craft anti-cancer treatments tiny enough to get through the bloodstream and enter tumors.

New techniques give blood biopsies greater promise
New techniques give blood biopsies greater promise

Improved methods validate the use of blood samples for studying patients’ cancer genomes.

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication
Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

System could pore through millions of research papers to extract “recipes” for producing materials.

Interdisciplinary materials science a key to progress
Interdisciplinary materials science a key to progress

Bringing together researchers from different science and engineering fields for Materials Day Symposium promises solutions to energy, health, and other needs.

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