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Growing a business, from the lab

MIT researcher Shuguang Zhang’s nanofiber-scaffold technology became the foundation for a biotech company. In the early 1990s, MIT researcher Shuguang Zhang, then an MIT postdoc,...

Expanding our view of vision

New brain-scanning technique allows scientists to see when and where the brain processes visual information. Every time you open your eyes, visual information flows into...

How the immune system fights off malaria

The parasites that cause malaria are exquisitely adapted to the various hosts they infect — so studying the disease in mice doesn’t necessarily reveal...

Weighing particles at the attogram scale

MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram — one millionth of a...

Scientists discover food pods produced by ocean microbes

Marine cyanobacteria — tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 — are primary engines of Earth’s biogeochemical...

Batteries benefit from disordered materials

Lithium batteries, with their exceptional ability to store power per a given weight, have been a major focus of research to enable use in...

New ‘max flow’ algorithm streamlines solutions

Finding the most efficient way to transport items across a network like the U.S. highway system or the Internet is a problem that has...

Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light

Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of infrared light — which could form...

Graphene can host exotic new quantum electronic states at its edges

Graphene has become an all-purpose wonder material, spurring armies of researchers to explore new possibilities for this two-dimensional lattice of pure carbon. But new...

Graphene can host exotic new quantum electronic states at its edges

Graphene has become an all-purpose wonder material, spurring armies of researchers to explore new possibilities for this two-dimensional lattice of pure carbon. But new...

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