Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

December 18, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office It’s estimated that there are approximately 80,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning solutions, carpets, and furniture. For the vast majority of these chemicals, scientists have little or no [..]

Storing medical information below the skin’s surface

December 18, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Storing medical information below the skin’s surface By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing [..]

Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states

December 13, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states By: ALEX GERAGE |Northwestern University Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a novel design strategy to identify new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition (MIT), a rare class of materials categorized by their ability to reversibly switch between electrically conducting and insulating states. [..]

Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands

December 13, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils, according to new research at MIT. A team [..]