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    Adding an inert polymer to plastic solar cells enables high efficiency and easy production

    Polymer plastic solar cells remain an industry priority because of their light weight, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Read more

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    Rapid Zika Detection Test Uses Smartphone Technology

    The Zika virus, which continues to cause microcephaly and other neurological complications in infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy, remains a public health concern. Read more

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    Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets, even in the dead of night or through heavy fog. Read more

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    Harnessing silicon nanoparticles to fight infections

    There is an urgent need for better methods to treat bacterial infection in the race between developing new antibiotics and the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria. Read more

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    Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate polio worldwide

    A new nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Read more

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