Home Tags MIT

Tag: MIT

In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars in the universe, born out of the gravitational collapse of extremely massive stars. True to their name,...

Novel optics for ultrafast cameras create new possibilities for imaging

MIT researchers have developed novel photography optics that capture images based on the timing of reflecting light inside the optics, instead of the traditional...

Hole in ionosphere is caused by sudden stratospheric warming

Forecasting space weather is even more challenging than regular meteorology. The ionosphere — the upper atmospheric layer containing particles charged by solar radiation —...

Glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease

Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins...

Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a...

China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change

A region that holds one of the biggest concentrations of people on Earth could be pushing against the boundaries of habitability by the latter...

On-chip optical filter processes wide range of light wavelengths

MIT researchers have designed an optical filter on a chip that can process optical signals from across an extremely wide spectrum of light at...
Light-controlled polymers can switch between sturdy and soft

Light-controlled polymers can switch between sturdy and soft

MIT researchers have designed a polymer material that can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer...

No Lorentz violation in high-energy neutrinos

The universe should be a predictably symmetrical place, according to a cornerstone of Einstein’s theory of special relativity, known as Lorentz symmetry. This principle...

Anti-counterfeiting particles

Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting. Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

From anti-aging to the search for alien life, we promise to never bore.