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12 May

New material temporarily tightens skin

Scientists have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis.
25 Apr

For stronger, lighter, cheaper materials, scroll up

Water filters of the future may be made from billions of tiny, graphene-based nanoscrolls. Each scroll, made by rolling up a single, atom-thick layer of graphene, could be tailored to trap specific molecules and pollutants in its tightly wound folds.
11 Apr

3-D printed robots made of both solids and liquids

Researchers present the first-ever technique for 3-D printing robots that involves printing solid and liquid materials at the same time. The new method allows the team to automatically 3-D print dynamic robots in a single step, with no assembly required, using a commercially-available 3-D printer.
1 Apr

3D material with controllable shape and size

Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack or a wall that could become a window with the flick of a switch.
30 Mar

Tunable windows for privacy, camouflage

Researchers have developed a technique that can quickly change the opacity of a window, turning it cloudy, clear or somewhere in between with the flick of a switch.
18 Feb

Physicists control electrons at femtosecond timescales

When you shine a light on a conducting surface like silicon or graphene, that light jump-starts certain electrons into high-energy states and kicks off a cascade of interactions that happens faster than the blink of an eye.
8 Feb

3D printing a brain to understand its folds

Now, by 3D-printing a fake gel brain and watching it grow scientists have discovered how the human brain develops its folds.
2 Feb

New chip fabrication approach

Researchers report the first chip-fabrication technique that enables significantly different materials to be deposited in the same layer.
18 Jan

Unveiling the nanotube's quantum behavior

The discovery of an important method for measuring the properties of nanotube materials using a microwave probe.
8 Jan

Wearable tech for detecting, treating allergy attacks

Partnership to advance research and development efforts in the early detection and treatment of anaphylaxis.
30 Oct

The exciting fringes of 3D printing

The core of the 3D printing industry is well known. Consumer-level 3D printers continue to sell like hot cakes. GE are manufacturing over 100,000 fuel nozzles in metal for their next-generation jet engines. And so on. The fringes of 3D printing are less well known but they are just as exciting.
26 Oct

Technology for robot bees and wearables

The technology the team develops likely won't be limited to robot insects. The sensors could be used, among other things, in wearable technology.
15 Oct


APDM develop and sell high end wearable sensor for high performance motion tracking. Their packages are build around a sensor called the opal, which includes inertial measurement unit components in a small rigid package. These sensors, usually used several at a time, feed into their software platforms which enable high level motion analysis of subjects, used in areas such as research, medical diagnosis and elite sports analysis.
5 Oct

Green storage for green energy grows cleaner

SEAS research team removes toxins from flow battery, making it safer and cost-effective.
1 Oct

Single layer perovskite sheet rises to the fore

To the growing list of two-dimensional semiconductors, such as graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide, whose unique electronic properties make them potential successors to silicon in future devices, you can now add hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.
28 Sep

Personalized heart models for surgical planning

Researchers have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient's heart and, in a matter of hours, convert them into a tangible, physical model that surgeons can use to plan surgery.
25 Sep

Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor

Researchers have discovered a new stretchable, transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released, resulting in a large curvature or a significant strain, at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue.
24 Sep

New frontiers in 3D printing

Three dimensional printing is revolutionizing the production of new devices and structures, including soft robots, flexible electronics and engineered tissue replacements, but advances have been challenged by the inherent complexity of integrating multiple materials.
24 Aug

Additive manufacturing of optically transparent glass

MIT's Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with MIT's Department of Mechnical Engineering and MIT's Glass Lab have developed a method of 3D printing glass.
31 Jul

Tough biogel structures produced by 3-D printing

Researchers have developed a new way of making tough biocompatible materials, called "hydrogels," into complex and intricately patterned shapes.