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Mon, 06/14/2021

The third-place prize of the 2021 MIT Water Innovation competition was awarded to team SVETEX for developing novel smart polyethylene (PE) fibers and fabrics for the textile industry. While SVETEX materials have superior functionality (stain resistance, cooling, antibacterial, shielding, quick...

Thu, 11/05/2020

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MechE students Andrea Michelle Lehn, Tess Engst-Mansilla, and Aline Vargas Manriquez, together with other members of Team...

Wed, 10/07/2020

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Bio(chemical) sensors play an outsized role in medical care, biological research, drug development, national security, and environmental monitoring, as exemplified by the current need for...

Mon, 08/24/2020

Personal Thermal Comfort
Renkun Chen, University of California, San Diego
Yi Cui, Stanford University
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Sat, 08/01/2020

Antimicrobial & easy-care SmartPE fabrics

Conventional fabrics absorb body heat and perspiration, providing fertile ground for bacterial growth. Textile production...

Fri, 07/17/2020

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Advanced Concepts Committee Awards funding to Dr. Svetlana V. Boriskina (MIT) and Dr. Mark Polking (MIT-LL) for the project "Harnessing flexoelectricity for broadband photo-detection and energy generation.” 

Robust broadband detectors and energy converters that...

Tue, 04/02/2019

 

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Optics & Photonics News

The color of a material can often tell you something...