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Robot Can Help Speed Up Clinical Stroke Drug Trials
2014-02-12 06:55:10

A new robot developed by engineers at MIT could drastically reduce the time and cost associated with Phase III trials for stroke-related medications by approximately 70 percent.

2014-02-11 08:28:50

New Attivio unified information access modules give more control to non-technical business users; simplify fine-precision content searches NEWTON, Mass., Feb.

Permian Mass Extinction May Have Happened In The Blink Of An Eye
2014-02-11 05:07:01

A research team from MIT has determined that the end-Permian extinction took place over 60,000 years — give or take 48,000 years. From a geologic perspective, that's nearly instantaneous.

2014-02-10 11:15:53

Optogenetics is a technique that allows scientists to control neurons' electrical activity with light by engineering them to express light-sensitive proteins.

2014-02-07 12:44:41

Topological insulators — materials whose surfaces can freely conduct electrons even though their interiors are electrical insulators — have been of great interest to physicists in recent years because of unusual properties that may provide insights into quantum physics.

Endometriosis Analysis Could Help Diagnosis And Treatment
2014-02-06 08:30:55

Affecting at least 10 percent of women, endometriosis is a disease characterized by endometrial-like tissue found in places other than the lining of the womb, resulting in chronic pelvic pain, infertility and organ dysfunction.

2014-02-05 12:25:16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MIT Press is pleased to announce the launch of the MIT Press BITS series.

2014-01-30 23:27:59

The burden of providing constant oversight for elders with dementia is a primary driver toward the adoption of technology in senior care, according to research published today by GeriJoy, the

See Through Screen MIT
2014-01-22 13:23:57

Researchers at MIT have designed a new type of see-through screen that could be used as a heads-up data display system.

Nanotubes Solar Cells Heat And Light
2014-01-20 10:33:27

A new system from researchers at MIT looks use sunlight to heat a high-temperature material that then radiates an optimal wavelength of energy into a conventional photovoltaic cell.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.