Today’s electric cars and wind turbines rely on a few elements that are mined almost entirely in China. Demand for these materials may soon exceed supply. Will this be China’s next great economic advantage?
Hugh Herr, SM ’93, isn’t just developing more capable prosthetic limbs. He’s rethinking what humans can do.
A new mathematical model of the way the disease spreads in West Africa predicts that the Ebola epidemic should be over by the middle of the spring.
Researchers are developing tools to thwart the copying of films in theaters.
Japan plans to stop leaking radioactive groundwater at Fukushima with an underground wall of ice. Here’s how it would work.
A new theory of the brain attempts to explain one of the great puzzles of evolutionary biology: why we laugh
A technology intended for Mars missions may find use on solar installations in the deserts on Earth.
Take 20 scandium atoms, 60 carbon atoms, arrange in a volleyball-shape and, voila!