Content by David L. Chandler

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Virtually all wind turbines, which produce more than 5 percent of the world’s electricity, are controlled as if they were individual, freestanding units. In fact, the vast majority are part of larger...
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David L. Chandler
This story was originally published by MIT News. As the world continues to warm, many arid regions that already have marginal conditions for agriculture will be increasingly under stress, potentially...
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David L. Chandler
This story was originally published by MIT News. Two MIT professors have proposed a new approach to estimating the risks of exposure to Covid-19 under different indoor settings. The guideline they...
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David L. Chandler
As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers...
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David L. Chandler
A team of engineers has built and tested a radically new kind of airplane wing, assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces. The wing can change shape to control the plane’s flight, and could...
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David L. Chandler
Applying just a bit of strain to a piece of semiconductor or other crystalline material can deform the orderly arrangement of atoms in its structure enough to cause dramatic changes in its properties...
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David L. Chandler
Photo: Greg Hren/RLE Researchers at MIT have succeeded in making a fine thread that functions as a diode, a device at the heart of modern electronics. This feat—made possible by...
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David L. Chandler
It seems like a no-brainer: Remanufacturing products rather than making new ones from scratch—widely done with everything from retread tires to refilled inkjet cartridges to remanufactured engines—...
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David L. Chandler
In a finding that has met with surprise and some controversy in the scientific community, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and elsewhere have discovered a basic...
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David L. Chandler
You can check a person’s vital signs—pulse, respiration, and blood pressure—manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...