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Getting Robots To Self-Assemble
2013-10-05 04:37:01

[ Watch the Video: Small Cubes that Self-Assemble ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the blockbuster action movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a liquid-metal robot from the future is able to hunt down humans by manipulating its body shape into whatever it might need for a particular situation. While they may not be working with liquid metal, MIT researchers have devised a robotic system capable of arranging into a wide range of three-dimensional shapes. Known as...

2013-09-30 23:20:03

A pair of breakthroughs in the field of silicon photonics by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Micron Technology Inc. could allow for the trajectory of exponential improvement in microprocessors that began nearly half a century ago—known as Moore’s Law—to continue well into the future, allowing for increasingly faster electronics, from supercomputers to laptops to smartphones. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 A...

El Nino Nitrous Oxide Global Warming
2013-09-27 12:13:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as ‘laughing gas,’ is well known for its use on dental patients ahead of a painful procedure. However, a lesser-known fact is that it’s also the third-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions after carbon dioxide and methane. New research from MIT and Emory University researchers has found that the Pacific Ocean weather patterns known as El Niño and La Niña have a significant effect on...

2013-09-25 23:32:04

Leading Field Sales, Retail Merchandising and Field Marketing Automation Solution will be showcasing its Cloud/Mobile solutions at the MobileMonday Boston MIT Showcase on October 8th. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Salespod, Inc., the maker of the field sales and retail merchandising automation tool Salespod, announced today that it has been selected to showcase its Cloud Mobile solution at the MobileMonday Boston MIT Museum Showcase event on October 8th. The event will be hosted...

Space Weather Damaging Satellites
2013-09-16 14:32:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists say space weather could be causing some satellite malfunctions due to high-energy electrons. Space weather is a biproduct of solar activity. When an eruption takes place on the sun's surface, it ejects charged particles which sometimes head straight towards Earth. MIT researchers writing in the journal Space Weather say this phenomenon is causing some geostationary satellites to experience failures despite efforts to protect...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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