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Material may offer cheaper alternative to smart windows
Material may offer cheaper alternative to smart windows

MIT scientists have come up with a theory to predict exactly how much light is transmitted through a material, given its thickness and degree of stretch. Using this theory, they accurately predicted the changing transparency of a rubber-like polymer structure as it was ...

MIT's Independent Activities Period: A Visual Journey
MIT's Independent Activities Period: A Visual Journey

The Independent Activities Period (IAP) is a special four week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. (Learn more about IAP: http://web.mit.edu/iap/)Video: Melanie Gonick/MITMusic: "Mile Post 1" by Alex ...

One step closer to fusion power
One step closer to fusion power

For the first time, researchers show two types of turbulence within plasma that cause significant heat loss. Solving this problem could take the world a step closer to fusion power which has the promise of limitless and relatively clean energy. (Learn more: http://mitsha.re/XmrC3)Video ...

Tracing a cellular family tree
Tracing a cellular family tree

By combining sophisticated RNA sequencing technology with a new device that isolates single cells and their progeny, MIT researchers can now trace detailed family histories for several generations of cells descended from one “ancestor.” This technique could shed light on how cancer ...

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