Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.
Detecting early stage malarial infection
New prototype device recognizes electrical properties of infected cells as signatures of disease.
Solar cell manufacturing costs: innovation could level the field
Study shows that factors other than wages dominate trends in photovoltaic costs, raising the prospect of competitive manufacturing anywhere.
Water shedding surfaces can be made to last
New approach to hydrophobic material could benefit power plants, cooling systems.
Surprisingly simple scheme for self assembling robots
Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.
Cracked metal, heal thyself
Unexpected result shows that in some cases, pulling apart makes cracks in metal fuse together.
Seeing the dark
New MIT-led experiment could finally shed light on the mysteries of dark matter.