Impact

Winter 2017

Cancer’s Quest for Oxygen

Cancer cells need oxygen to survive. But scientists had never tracked cancer cells’ search for oxygen in their early growth stages until now—moving medicine a step closer to understanding one way that cancer spreads.

Winter 2017

Trending

“Unfortunately I think the thing that has improved the most in the past 10 years is the sophistication of the…

Summer 2016

Trending

“It was painful to me, as an engineer, to see how badly we had failed society.”  2/16/16, Baltimore Sun Judy Mitrani-Reiser, civil engineering…

Summer 2016

Upstarts

Disruptive ideas, findings, and products.

Summer 2016

Going All-Optical

One one-millionth of a second may sound rather brief to most of us, but to Jacob Khurgin, professor of electrical and…

Summer 2016

The ‘Charlie Sheen Effect’

After actor Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV-positive status on NBC’s Today show last November, millions took to the Internet to…

Summer 2016

Blocking the Bounce

When a rubber ball or block falls to the floor, it bounces. Yet, recently, an architected rubber block made by…

Summer 2016

Seeing Is Believing

The quest to create a camera that can see the way we see—continuously, selectively, alert to movement and meaning—is the challenge…

Summer 2016

All Lit Up

The membranes of our bodies’ cells contain signaling proteins called receptors. By interacting with peptides, drugs, hormones, and other molecules,…