ENDLESS FRONTIER:
INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

January 2013

Energy

Capturing energy from the sun
MIT Investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
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Big Data

Big medical data
At the intersection of medicine and computer science, researchers look for clinically useful correlations amid mountains of information.
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Convergence

A safer way to vaccinate
Polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins could offer a better alternative to traditional vaccines.
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Science

Storing data in individual molecules
An international team of researchers demonstrates the possibility of molecular memory near room temperature.
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Researchers demonstrate record-setting p-type transistor
New design for a basic component of all computer chips boasts the highest ‘carrier mobility’ yet measured.
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