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Getting a charge out of water droplets

July 16, 2014

Water condensing and jumping from a superhydrophobic surface can be harnessed to produce electricity.

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Harnessing the Speed of Light

July 15, 2014

Nicholas Fang pushes the limits of light to improve performance in communication, fabrication, and medical imaging.

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Separating finely mixed oil and water

July 1, 2014

Membrane developed by MIT researchers can separate even highly mixed fine oil-spill residues.

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Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip

June 24, 2014

Design lets chip manage local memory stores efficiently using an Internet-style communication network.

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New ultrastiff, ultralight material developed

June 20, 2014

Nanostructured material based on repeating microscopic units has record-breaking stiffness at low density.

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A new way to make sheets of graphene

May 28, 2014

Technique might enable advances in display screens, solar cells, or other devices.

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Improving a new breed of solar cells

Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses.

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Tisdale receives Baker Award for undergraduate teaching

May 19, 2014

Award given annually to MIT faculty member in recognition of his or her "exceptional interest and ability in the instruction of undergraduates"

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Dr. Xiang Zhou's PhD research honored with the MTL Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Talk title was "III-Nitride Nanowires and Heterostructures: Growth and Optical Properties at the Nanoscale"

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MTL core members Buonasissi, Fang and Wang granted tenure

All have appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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