How to make big things out of small pieces
August 15, 2013Researchers invent a new approach to assembling big structures — even airplanes and bridges — out of small interlocking composite components.
Building stronger multifunctional composites
August 12, 2013Carbon nanotube deicing technologies developed at MIT could be in flight tests as early as next year.
Planes, trains and automobiles: faster, stronger, lighter
May 19, 2013New technique advances carbon-fiber composites.
A blueprint for reversible wrinkling in composite materials
April 23, 2013A new model gives scientists guidelines to develop ‘smart’ composite materials with wrinkled microstructures.
‘Invisible’ particles could enhance thermoelectric devices
February 6, 2013New approach could improve the efficiency of devices that harness power from temperature differences.