Buehler to receive Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society
March 30, 2012Honored for highly innovative and creative work in computational modeling
March 26, 2012Inspired by a toy, the ‘buckliball’ — a collapsible structure fabricated from a single piece of material — represents a new class of 3-D, origami-like structures.
Fiber laser points to woven 3-D displays
March 12, 2012A fiber that can emit light along its length in any direction may herald flexible 3-D displays and medical tools that activate therapeutic compounds with bursts of light.
How spider webs achieve their strength
February 2, 2012It’s not just the strength of the silk itself, a new study finds; the silk’s way of stretching and the structure of the whole web help it resist damage.
Need a new material? New tool can help
December 20, 2011Exhaustive reference system and interactive toolkit could revolutionize materials research, potentially enabling new types of manufacturing.
Research update: Sharpening the lines
December 14, 2011New advance could lead to even smaller features in the constant quest for more compact, faster microchips.
Two MIT PhD graduates win 2011 Hertz Foundation thesis prizes
December 2, 2011
Chu: New materials could be transformative
December 1, 2011Citing historical examples, U.S. secretary of energy argues that the nation can still regain its manufacturing leadership.
The new NSE strategy
November 29, 2011Strengthens core, opens boundaries; seeks better integration of technical and societal issues.