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Trickiest Tongue Twister Provides Insight Into Speech Planning
2013-12-05 19:17:06

[ Watch the Video: This Tongue Twister Is The Trickiest Yet ] Bryan Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forget that girl hawking her seashell wares on the beach. And that Peter Piper guy with his proclivity for pickled peppers is so 20th century. Those are the tongue twisters of yesteryear. Psychologists at MIT have devised a new tongue twister, which they proclaim to be the most difficult and frustrating ever. Pad kid poured curd pulled cold. That’s the...

Copenhagen Wheel Provides Wireless Pedal Assist Support For Bicycles
2013-12-04 06:49:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online MIT-spinoff Superpedestrian unveiled a commercial version of its Copenhagen Wheel on Tuesday, allowing consumers to turn any ordinary bicycle into a hybrid “e-bike.” The $700 rear wheel works in a fashion similar to a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt, converting and storing energy during pedaling, braking and descending that is later used to boost riders as they accelerate or go uphill. The wheel's onboard electronics detect how...

Nanomedicine May One Day Be Delivered Orally
2013-11-28 04:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a new type of nanoparticle that can be absorbed through the digestive tract, bringing the cutting-edge treatment method one-step closer to being administered orally instead of through injections. While drugs delivered by nanoparticles could help treat cancer, diabetes and several other types of disease, the fact that these particles currently have to be...

Cheap Nanocamera 3D MIT
2013-11-27 13:30:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By utilizing an encoding technique commonly employed in the telecommunications industry, MIT engineers were able to develop $500,000 3-D camera technology with off-the-shelf parts for a price tag of around $500. The engineering team said their camera could be used in medical imaging, collision-avoidance in automobiles and to improve the accuracy of gaming devices that use motion tracking and gesture-recognition technology. The MIT...

Protecting Systems From Heat May Rely On Nano-Magnetic Fields
2013-11-21 08:30:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Generally, cooling systems rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat. A research team from MIT and the University of Newcastle in Australia has discovered a method for enhancing heat transfer in such systems using magnetic fields. This new method could prevent hotspots that lead to system failures. The innovative new system, which relies on tiny particles of magnetite -- a form of iron oxide - could be applicable...

2013-11-15 23:03:23

Senior Care leaders in the Greater Boston area converged at MIT for a Senior Care Innovation Focus Group & Networking event on November 14, sponsored by MIT's premier senior care startup, GeriJoy. Parties interested in the the latest insights regarding adoption of innovation and assistive technologies in senior care may contact GeriJoy at info(at)gerijoy(dot)com to request a copy of the report summarizing the findings of the focus groups. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 On...

Changing Surface Textures In 'Counterintuitive Manner' May Lead To Cooling Efficiency Gains
2013-11-12 14:52:59

[ Watch The Video: Water Droplets On Silicon Surfaces ] American Institute of Physics Uncovering the physical secrets underlying surface phenomena may increase cooling efficiency for a wide range of applications, according to MIT and Boston University researchers Researchers across the globe are racing to find ways to improve the cooling of hot surfaces -- for technologies ranging from small handheld electronics all the way to industrial-sized applications such as nuclear power...

2013-11-09 23:03:19

Jack W. Szostak, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner, and Angela Belcher, a world-renowned MIT professor and recipient of the 2004 MacArthur Genius Award and the 2013 MIT Innovator Award, will join Acera School parents, teachers, and the local community to welcome the Acera School to its new location at 5 Lowell Ave in Winchester MA on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Winchester, MA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership was founded in 2010 as an...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.