Quanta in bulk

Quantum computers hold the promise of processing information exponentially faster than traditional machines — 100 million times the speed of… Read More

April 2, 2024

Scaling down

As researchers develop new materials for spacecraft, aircraft and earthbound uses, they need to generate images from experimental results quickly… Read More

September 12, 2023

Guiding light

If the movie The Graduate were remade in 2018, the famous one-liner “plastics” might be replaced with two words: metal… Read More

April 18, 2018

A window into solar

Buildings consume an estimated 40 percent of energy used in the United States – a burden that also represents a… Read More

September 13, 2017

Molecular arrangements

Jet turbine stability, chocolate smoothness and drug purity all rely on crystallization – transforming fluids into a highly ordered solid.… Read More

December 28, 2016

Tower of power

In the Nevada desert near Las Vegas, more than 10,000 mirrors focus the sun’s energy on a 640-foot tower. This… Read More

August 3, 2016

Super wires

Computational chemists have made strides modeling many complex chemical interactions, thanks in part to massively parallel computing and algorithms that… Read More

June 15, 2016

Mathematical match

Mathematicians Miranda Holmes-Cerfon and Antoine Cerfon first forged a bond as undergraduates studying abroad in Singapore. Their common love of… Read More

June 18, 2014

Primping polymers

Chemists have been looking at polymers and gels for decades to see how these large chains of molecules respond to… Read More

November 20, 2013

Water, water everywhere

Guided by advanced molecular modeling on supercomputers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are investigating ways to turn atom-thick carbon layers into… Read More

October 30, 2012