Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Textured surface may boost power output of thin silicon solar cells
June 13, 2012MIT team finds new approach to trapping light efficiently in thin-film silicon solar cells.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 4, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
Gradečak wins Nano Letters young investigator award
May 7, 2012Materials science and engineering professor studies nanophotonics and electronics.
New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure
April 19, 2012Nanoscale films developed at MIT promote bone growth, creating a stronger seal between implants and patients’ own bone.
What lies ahead for science and science writing?
March 27, 201210th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.
Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants
October 17, 2011Multi-scale material may have applications in heat transfer, potentially helping powerplants be more efficient.