In the latest issue of Nature Physics, MIT researchers report a new theoretical characterization of topological semimetals’ electrical properties that accurately describes all known topological semimetals and predicts several new ones. Read More
Researchers have identified a short-lived phenomenon in cells that may play a major role in jump-starting messenger RNA (mRNA) production and regulating gene transcription. The research was led by MIT postdoc Won-ki Cho (left) and assistant professor of physics Ibrahim Cissé.
Lino Tagliapietra brought his team to the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Lab at MIT May 16-20, turning out intricately patterned vessels and holding a master class. Read More
An independent nonprofit founded by MIT has been selected to run a new, $317 million public-private partnership announced April 1 by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. The Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA) Institute is designed to accelerate innovation in high-tech, U.S.-based manufacturing involving fibers and textiles. Read More
Liquid metal batteries, invented by MIT professor Donald Sadoway and his students a decade ago, are a promising candidate for making renewable energy more practical. The batteries can store large amounts of energy and are in the process of being commercialized by Cambridge-based startup company, Ambri.Now, Sadoway and his team have found yet another set of chemical constituents that could make the technology even more practical and affordable. Read More
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