ENDLESS FRONTIER:
INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

July 2013

Convergence/Health

Neuroscientists plant false memories in the brain
MIT study also pinpoints where the brain stores memory traces, both false and authentic.
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New way to target an old foe: malaria
Engineered liver tissue developed at MIT could help scientists test new drugs and vaccines.
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From gold, a new way to control blood clotting
Engineers design nanoparticles that can turn the blood-clotting cascade on or off.
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Controlling genes with light
New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off, helping scientists better understand their function.
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Science

Researchers build an all-optical transistor
An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.
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High potential
Tomas Palacios investigates use of extreme materials in electronics, which could reduce energy consumption and make computers far faster.
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Energy

Improved nuclear fuel rod cladding might prevent future Fukushimas
A substitute for traditional zircaloy could greatly reduce the danger of hydrogen explosions in water cooled nuclear reactors.
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