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Better helmets and body armor from conch shells

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s engineers have uncovered the secret to the exceptional toughness of conch shells, and say the same principles can be used for body armor and helmets.The shells of marine organisms…

The Future of Composites in Construction powered by JEC

JEC Group proudly announces that Prof Mark Goulthorpe, Associate Professor at the MIT Department of Architecture, teaching in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs, and undergoing research in digital design and fabrication will serve…

Producing better aluminum casts

MIT researchers demonstrate that strong churning during hot liquid state can produce stronger, more uniformly structured large aluminum casts. Industrial aluminum slabs are typically produced by blending small amounts of copper or manganese…

Nanoscrolls from graphene’s imperfect form

Water filters of a destiny might be finished from billions of tiny, graphene-based nanoscrolls, but graphene is expensive. The material’s well-developed automatic and chemical properties are due to a unequivocally regular, hexagonal structure,…

New method to create composite materials for aircraft components

Massachusetts Institute of Technology‘s Aerospace engineers developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens: if connected to an electrical power source and…

MIT is developing extra limbs for humans

MIT researchers are developing extra robot limbs that can help out humans where an extra hand, arm, or leg might be useful. The project is being run at MIT’s d’Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems…

A slippery coating to stop scale buildup

In the oil and gas industry, scale has sometimes led to the complete shutdown, at least temporarily, of operating wells. So addressing this problem could have a big payoff. Now a team of…

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