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  • Tough as nails, yet clear enough to read through

    MIT researchers uncover the secrets behind a marine creature’s defensive armor — one that is exceptionally tough, yet optically clear.

    March 30, 2014
  • Better batteries through biology?

    MIT researchers find a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.

    November 13, 2013
  • Decoding the structure of bone

    MIT researchers decipher the molecular basis of bone’s remarkable strength and resiliency; work could lead to new treatments and materials.

    April 16, 2013
  • How to stop leaks — the way blood does

    Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.

    January 8, 2013
  • The music of the silks

    Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties.

    November 28, 2012