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July 2, 2015

Chemists design a quantum-dot spectrometer

New instrument is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.

July 1, 2015

Silicon photonics meets the foundry

Lionel Kimerling, Rajeev Ram and other MIT researchers explore practical ways to bring optical interconnection towards and directly onto chips.

June 30, 2015

LiquiGlide slides into consumer space

Startup brings nonstick coating to consumer goods packaging in major licensing deal.

June 24, 2015

Velasquez Group's work on advanced X-ray sources is featured in Scientific American Español

From Scientific American Español: At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a research group lead by a Colombian-American is developing a revolutionary X-ray source that, for medical applications, allows capturing detailed images of veins and arteries without contrast media.

June 23, 2015

Toward tiny, solar-powered sensors

New ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent.

June 8, 2015

Paper by Velasquez Group receives recognition by the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems

Paper reports demonstration of a low-cost, micro and nanotechnology-enabled, quasi-monochromatic X-ray source to capture absorption images of low-Z material structures such as soft tissue without any contrast media.

June 5, 2015

Unlocking nanofibers' potential

Prototype boosts production of versatile fibers fourfold, while cutting energy consumption by 92 percent.

June 4, 2015

A new tool measures the distance between phonon collisions

Tabletop setup provides more nuanced picture of heat production in microelectronics.

June 1, 2015

Two MTL students receive awards from the China Scholarship Council

Award presented by Consul General of the People's Republic of China

June 1, 2015

Thin coating on condensers could make power plants more efficient

Graphene layer one atom thick could quadruple rate of condensation heat transfer in generating plants.

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