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2013-07-17 23:18:02

Cenegenics—the world’s largest age management medicine practice—announced their CFO Rosalind J. Sullivan recently graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s rigorous 20-month, executive-schedule MBA program from MIT's Sloan School of Management, earning her second graduate degree. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Rosalind J. Sullivan, Cenegenics’ Chief Financial Officer, graduated from the highly ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan...

Why Do Some Surfaces Repel Water, While Others Attract It?
2013-07-17 05:17:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT are working on better understanding how surfaces attract or repel water. When water strikes a surface, sometimes it spreads evenly while other times it beads into tiny droplets. Studying this behavior can lead to improvements in many applications. If water strikes a material and maximizes its contact with it, then it is known as hydrophilic, but when water is naturally repelled on a material, it is called...

Phytoplankton Ocean Turbulence Social Mixers
2013-07-15 12:58:35

[Watch the video: Phytoplankton Social Mixers] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The motility of phytoplankton allows the tiny ocean plants to determine their fate in ocean turbulence, according to scientists at MIT and Oxford University. Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Communications that the individual vortices that make up ocean turbulence are like social mixers for phytoplankton. This social mixer brings similar cells into close proximity, helping to...

2013-07-13 23:04:28

MIT Scientist Eric Alm partners with the Acera School to teach elementary school students innovation in science with BP funded oil spill experiment. (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 The Acera School in Winchester MA is partnering with MIT professor Eric Alm to free the minds of future innovators and tackle one of the world’s most complex environmental issues— oil spills—at the same time. This past month Alm is led the intermediate elementary school class in an experiment designed to grow...

Bacteria Flagella Utilize Evolutionary Foible
2013-07-09 08:58:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Marine microbes change swimming directions with a sideways flick of their lone flagellum, a type of high-speed controlled failure first documented in 2011 as a unique swimming stroke but whose underlying mechanism had eluded researchers until now. Bacteria swim by rotating the helical, hair-like flagella that extend from their unicellular bodies. Some bacteria, such as the Escherichia coli (E. coli) living in the human gut, have...

WiVi Uses WiFi To See Through Walls
2013-06-28 13:08:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using technology that nearly all of us have in our homes, MIT researchers have developed a sort of x-ray vision device that can detect motion behind walls or other large objects. It's called Wi-Vi and it uses low power Wi-Fi antennas to bounce signals off any moving object, similar to the way radar and sonar works. Because Wi-Vi requires very little power and uses common technology, the team at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial...

Researchers Develop Thinner And More Powerful Solar Panels
2013-06-26 15:52:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed a new approach for solar power that could push the technology to new heights. The researchers are aiming to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels possible. They said this new approach "pushes towards the ultimate power conversion possible from a material” for solar power. Jeffrey Grossman, the Carl Richard Soderberg Associate Professor of Power Engineering at MIT, and colleagues...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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