Viral Nano Electronics
M.I.T. breeds viruses that coat themselves in selected substances, then self-assemble into such devices as liquid crystals, nanowires and electrodes
The Promise of Molecular Imprinting
Tiny plastic imprints and mimics of biological molecules are poised to speed drug discovery, warn of bioterror attacks and remove toxins from the environment, among other applications
Peacekeepers of the Immune System
Regulatory T cells, only recently proven to exist, keep the body's defenses from attacking the body itself. Manipulations of these cells could offer new treatments for conditions ranging from diabetes to organ rejection
Impact from the Deep
Strangling heat and gases emanating from the earth and sea, not asteroids, most likely caused several ancient mass extinctions. Could the same killer-greenhouse conditions build once again?
Hydraulic Engineering in Prehistoric Mexico
Three thousand years ago precursors of the Aztecs built the first large-scale water management systems in the New World
How to Blow Up a Star
It is not as easy as you would think. Models of supernovae have failed to reproduce these explosions--until recently
A new mode of locomotion will enable mobile robots to stand tall and move gracefully through busy everyday environments
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