Brewing up Earth’s earliest life

April 10, 2018 MIT News 0

Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules


CAMBRIDGE, MASS.–Around 4 billion years ago, Earth was an inhospitable place, …

Programmable droplets

January 21, 2018 MIT News 0

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets …

Turning emissions into fuel

November 29, 2017 MIT News 0

MIT-developed method converts carbon dioxide into useful compounds


BY DAVID L CHANDLER, MIT NEWS

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for …

Physicists design $100 handheld muon detector

November 21, 2017 MIT News 0

Pocket-sized device detects charged particles in surrounding air


BY JENNIFER CHU, MIT NEWS 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — At any given moment, the Earth’s atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that …

How to float your coffee creamer

November 16, 2017 MIT News 0

Study explains how droplets can “levitate” on liquid surfaces


BY JENNIFER, CHU, MIT NEWS 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a …

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