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Crowdsourcing And Algorithm Combine To Identify Individual Animals
2013-05-02 05:32:58

A combination of crowdsourcing and new pattern recognition algorithms can identify individual animals within endangered populations, MIT researchers say.

2013-04-26 23:00:48

Engineers at Draper Laboratory and MIT are working under contract with NASA to develop a statistical model that can identify areas where landslides are most likely to occur so that preparations

2013-04-11 10:38:30

If you've ever stood on a hill during a rainstorm, you've probably witnessed landscape evolution, at least on a small scale: rivulets of water streaming down a slope, cutting deeper trenches in the earth when the rain turns heavier.

Researchers Developing Elecrohydrodynamic Thrust Technology
2013-04-03 19:12:11

MIT researchers say they found ionic wind thrusters may be a more efficient source of propulsion than conventional jet engines.

Smartphone Screens Made Of Sapphire Could Be Around The Corner
2013-03-22 10:36:31

According to an MIT Technology Review report, some smartphone manufacturers may one day use sapphire in their displays instead of glass. It’s expensive now, but the material can take a beating.

Making Software Better Through Control Theory
2013-03-20 09:11:41

Researchers from MIT and Georgia Tech have adapted techniques that ensure airplanes won’t stall out during flight to prove that computer programs will not divide by zero.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.