Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Researchers at MIT have found a new way of making complex three-dimensional structures using self-assembling polymer materials that form tiny wires and junctions.
Nick Fang says predicting how hydrogels transform could help in the design of more complex and effective drug-delivery systems.
Bettinger describes his work at EmTech 2011: Tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants Carnegie Mellon University As a graduate student at MIT, Christopher Bettinger created strong, rubbery polymers that mimic natural tissue and can be tail
In this video, flaps of a polymer sheet are folded into a corner of a cube. An external magnetic field interacts with a current flowing through wires embedded in the sheet, causing the sheets to fold up. Read the full story at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/nano-origami-0224.html