Researchers tackle a new opportunity to develop high-energy batteries

April 28, 2020 Vijay Soni 0

“A new electrolyte design for lithium ion batteries that improves anode capacity by more than five times compared to traditional methods.” Source: U.S. Army Research Laboratory In recent years, lithium-ion batteries have become better at supplying energy to Soldiers in the field, but the current generation of batteries never reaches [..]

Study analyzes contamination in drug manufacturing plants

April 28, 2020 Vijay Soni 0

“Report offers guidelines to help prevent viruses from tainting biopharmaceutical drugs.” Source: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Over the past few decades, there have been a handful of incidents in which manufacturing processes for making protein drugs became contaminated with viruses at manufacturing plants. These were all discovered before [..]

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

April 23, 2020 Vijay Soni 0

“Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health” Source: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office MIT researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, [..]

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

September 18, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country, it would be the [..]