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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...

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...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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