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Making electronics out of coal

21-Apr-2016

Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing the real value of that diversity and complex chemistry. Coal could become the basis for solar ...

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Study finds unexpected long-range particle interactions

Spinning cells could attract each other across surprisingly long distances.

13-Apr-2016

Moving bodies can be attracted to each other, even when they're quite far apart and separated by many other objects: That, in a nutshell, is the somewhat unexpected finding by a team of researchers at MIT. Scientists have known for a long time that small particles of matter, from the size of dust ...

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New chemistries found for liquid batteries

24-Mar-2016

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, which can store large amounts of energy and thus even out the ups and downs of power production and power use, are ...

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A nontoxic way of generating portable power

16-Mar-2016

The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose of and have limited global supplies. Now, researchers at MIT have come up with an alternative system ...

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The beginning of the end for encryption schemes?

New quantum computer, based on five atoms, factors numbers in a scalable way.

07-Mar-2016

What are the prime factors, or multipliers, for the number 15? Most grade school students know the answer — 3 and 5 — by memory. A larger number, such as 91, may take some pen and paper. An even larger number, say with 232 digits, can (and has) taken scientists two years to factor, using hundreds ...

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Carbon nanotubes improve metal's longevity under radiation

04-Mar-2016

One of the main reasons for limiting the operating lifetimes of nuclear reactors is that metals exposed to the strong radiation environment near the reactor core become porous and brittle, which can lead to cracking and failure. Now, a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has found that, at ...

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Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

01-Mar-2016

Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium balloon. Researchers at MIT have now demonstrated just such a technology: the thinnest, lightest ...

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Imaging with an 'optical brush'

16-Feb-2016

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing. The fibers are connected to an array of photosensors at one end; the other ends can be left to wave free, so they could pass ...

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Riddle of cement’s structure is finally solved

Findings may guide development of formulas to make the material more durable, less CO2-intensive

10-Feb-2016

Concrete is the world’s most widely used construction material, so abundant that its production is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet answers to some fundamental questions about the microscopic structure and behavior of this ubiquitous material have remained elusive. ...

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Self-stacking nanogrids

Polymer nanowires could offer route to tinier chip components.

26-Jan-2016

Since the 1960s, computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography. But in the past five years, chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light, which has required some ingenious modifications of photolithographic processes. Keeping up the rate of circuit ...

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