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2013-12-10 10:27:32

Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body.

Trickiest Tongue Twister Provides Insight Into Speech Planning
2013-12-05 19:17:06

Psychologists at MIT have devised a new tongue twister, which they proclaim to be the most difficult and frustrating ever.

Copenhagen Wheel Provides Wireless Pedal Assist Support For Bicycles
2013-12-04 06:49:45

MIT-spinoff Superpedestrian unveiled a commercial version of its Copenhagen Wheel on Tuesday, allowing consumers to turn any ordinary bicycle into a hybrid “e-bike.”

Nanomedicine May One Day Be Delivered Orally
2013-11-28 04:43:35

Researchers have developed a new type of nanoparticle that can be absorbed through the digestive tract, bringing the cutting-edge treatment method one-step closer to being administered orally instead of through injections.

Cheap Nanocamera 3D MIT
2013-11-27 13:30:33

MIT engineers were able to develop a $500,000 3-D nano camera with off-the-shelf parts for a price tag of around $500.

Protecting Systems From Heat May Rely On Nano-Magnetic Fields
2013-11-21 08:30:42

Generally, cooling systems rely on water pumped through pipes to remove unwanted heat. A research team from MIT and the University of Newcastle in Australia has discovered a method for enhancing heat transfer in such systems using magnetic fields.

2013-11-15 23:03:23

Senior Care leaders in the Greater Boston area converged at MIT for a Senior Care Innovation Focus Group & Networking event on November 14, sponsored by MIT's premier


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.