Jennifer Chu covers mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics, aeronautics, astronautics, and earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences as a writer for the MIT News Office.
A newly discovered type of electronic behavior could help with packing more data into magnetic memory devices.
MIT engineers identified an unusually absorbent material that could be used for passive cooling or water harvesting in warm climates.
A quick electric pulse completely flips the material’s electronic properties, opening a route to ultrafast, brain-inspired, superconducting electronics.
Their technique could allow chip manufacturers to produce next-generation transistors based on materials other than silicon.
The device senses and wirelessly transmits signals related to pulse, sweat, and ultraviolet exposure, without bulky chips or batteries.
The new design is stackable and reconfigurable, for swapping out and building on existing sensors and neural network processors.