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MIT Team Develops New Tool To Expedite Astronaut Training
2013-10-18 15:35:06

Researchers at MIT have found a new way to train astronauts extensively that could streamline the lengthy training process. Astronauts were administered specialized spacial tests to determine if they had the right stuff to move on.

Hunger Hormone Prevents PTSD
2013-10-16 10:41:24

MIT researchers say drugs created to suppress appetite may also be effective in PTSD. At the heart of the research is ghrelin, the “hunger hormone.”

What Are Clouds On Mars Like?
2013-10-08 04:34:52

The clouds on Mars, at first glance, might be easily mistaken for those on Earth. NASA's Opportunity rover returned images of the Martian sky with gauzy, high-altitude wisps that are similar to our cirrus clouds.

2013-10-07 09:23:37

A group of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers, and collaborators at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have found a way to use stem cells as drug delivery vehicles.

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

MIT researchers have devised a robotic system comprised of a series of mechanical blocks that spin, flip and jump individually and are capable of arranging into a wide range of three-dimensional shapes.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.