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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...

2013-06-17 23:19:22

A group of Internationally renowned Scientists from Academic, US and European National Laboratories are collaborating with Best Cyclotron Systems (BCSI) and Best Theratronics (BTL) Scientists in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the BCSI office, to develop a range of low to high power, next generation Cyclotrons Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 BCSI and BTL have invested in a Multi Million USD test and research facility, the only one of its kind in the world,...

Scientists Use 3D Printer To Print Artificial Bone
2013-06-17 18:09:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Instead of looking to simply replace natural structures through artificial means, a group of MIT materials scientists are looking to create nature-inspired structures that actually outperform the original. Using 3D printing technology, MIT scientists have developed a process that allows them to turn designs into physical fracture-resistant, bone-like structures within just a few hours, according to their report in the...

MIT Software Helps Social Skills
2013-06-14 13:29:36

Watch the video "MIT Automated Coach Helps With Social Interactions" Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed new software that allows people to practice their interpersonal skills to help them better nail that interview. The National Institute of Mental Health says about 15 million adults in the US have social phobias. For some people, such as those suffering from Asperger's syndrome, it is difficult to make eye contact and appropriately...

2013-06-13 23:21:41

GeriJoy, an MIT startup that provides 24/7 virtual companions for the elderly, announced today that in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, all GeriJoy Companion subscriptions started on June 15 will receive an additional free month of service. Besides improving mental health for elders and providing peace of mind for caregivers, the GeriJoy Companion has been instrumental in detecting and preventing senior abuse, and the company has begun service enhancements focused on this...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).