- Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible 2020-05-20
- Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.
- A mechanical way to stimulate neurons 2020-07-20
- Magnetic nanodiscs can be activated by an external magnetic field, providing a research tool for studying neural responses.
- Seemingly similar, two neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner 2020-07-20
- Diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate reveal distinct propensities for change, or “plasticity.”
- This flat structure morphs into shape of a human face when temperature changes 2019-09-30
- New structural design could lead to self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
- Bringing artificial intelligence and MIT to middle school classrooms 2019-12-30
- MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
- Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks 2019-07-12
- When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in.
- How worms move: Dopamine helps nematodes coordinate motor behaviors 2020-06-30
- To spy on worms for days on end, Picower Institute scientists invent a new open-source microscopy platform.
- Engineers design bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves, other cardiac devices 2020-01-29
- Device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
- To self-drive in the snow, look under the road 2020-02-26
- Weather’s a problem for autonomous cars. MIT’s new system shows promise by using “ground-penetrating radar” instead of cameras or lasers.