Category Archives: Research News

Study offers new view of how cartels work

A newly published paper co-authored by MIT economist Alexander Wolitzky offers a different idea: Firms do not have to share information extensively in order to collude. Indeed, the paper contends, extensive information-sharing can help firms undercut cartels and gain market share for themselves.

Female penises evolved twice in bark lice

In a group of bark lice, a penis has evolved twice – in the females. In their nutrient-scarce environment, “seminal gifts” are an incentive for females to force mating, leading to the co-evolution of female penises and male vaginas.

System monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time

Facility could rapidly provide data on how material properties change in a nuclear reactor. In order to evaluate a material’s ability to withstand the high-radiation environment inside a nuclear reactor,…

PolyU develops state-of-the-art tool and technology to support the nation’s lunar probe

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) supports the nation’s lunar exploration, Chang’e-4 lunar probe, with advanced technologies.

Carbon emissions smoked

Helpful microbes inhale CO2 through a porous cylindrical electrode and exude useful chemicals.

Deep-learning technique reveals “invisible” objects in the dark

Method could illuminate features of biological tissues in low-exposure images. MIT News: Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make…