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Report: Nuclear has potential to play bigger role in meeting global energy demand

By Faye Oney / September 25, 2018

A new report from MIT Energy Initiative says that nuclear energy has the potential to be used as an alternative energy source as long as cost and policy issues are addressed. Read the report and watch the video to learn more.

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Video: Boston Dynamics’ robot SpotMini could make your life easier

By Faye Oney / September 12, 2018

Boston Dynamics, a company that has created a fleet of robots, is gearing up to bring one of its robots to market. Watch the video to see how SpotMini can possibly make your life easier. Or harder, depending on your perception.

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Video: Watch these 3-D printed magnetic devices change shape and perform tricks

By Faye Oney / July 11, 2018

Researchers at MIT have fabricated small flexible magnetic structures using a 3-D printer and ink fused with magnetic particles. The structures could be used to remotely control biomedical devices for drug delivery or for pumping blood, among other functions.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / June 27, 2018

Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads, Rutgers physicists create new class of 2-D artificial materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 27, 2018.

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Video: Tiny devices deliver drugs, treat diseases through wireless technology

By Faye Oney / June 13, 2018

Researchers have developed a technology to power tiny implantable devices that could be used to monitor medical conditions or treat diseases from inside the human body. The technology uses radio waves, rather than batteries, to power and communicate with the devices.

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Video: Move over driverless cars—These 3-D printed autonomous boats reduce traffic by hauling goods, people

By Faye Oney / June 6, 2018

We have driverless cars. What about driverless boats? Researchers at MIT have designed an autonomous 3-D printed boat that can transport people and deliver goods to their destinations, reducing traffic on roads.

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Preventing corrosion with ultra-thin layers of aluminum oxide

By Faye Oney / April 20, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a solid aluminum oxide protection layer can deform like a liquid, possibly protecting metals from environmental elements. Their discovery could solve degradation problems that contribute to rust and corrosion.

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Membrane system converts carbon dioxide into fuel, chemical feedstocks

By Faye Oney / December 1, 2017

A research duo has developed a system for converting CO2 emissions from power plants into fuel for cars, trucks, and planes. Their process could also provide an additional revenue stream to offset costs.

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Repurposing plastic water bottles as concrete filler could help save the planet

By Faye Oney / November 24, 2017

A team of MIT students have come up with a way to incorporate irradiated plastic into cement paste to make concrete that is nearly 15% stronger than what’s available today. This could reduce the amount of plastic in landfills and lower concrete’s carbon footprint.

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Adonte works on brain drug pump

Research Experience for Undergraduates program enables engineering student to contribute skills to neural research

By Faye Oney / August 8, 2017

A mechanical engineering major is working in MIT’s Summer Scholars Program to create tiny brain implants that could deliver drugs to the brain to treat disorders. The program is part of the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates.

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