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2013-02-05 10:28:21

Surprising result suggests that enhancing these mutations’ impact could offer a new way to treat cancer.

MIT Researchers Create Best Ever Quantum Dots
2013-02-04 15:37:24

A team of MIT researchers has advanced the study of quantum dots and showed how to overcome some these barriers and even produce a better, more efficient quantum dot.

Skin Patch Delivers DNA Vaccines Painlessly
2013-01-28 18:48:59

MIT researchers have developed a new type of vaccine-delivery film that could improve the effectiveness of DNA vaccines.

New Class Of Hydrophobic Ceramics From Rare Earth Elements
2013-01-22 05:13:50

A research team from MIT has now come up with a new class of hydrophobic ceramics that are durable in the face of rough treatment and extreme temperatures.

Robot Jobs Outpacing Human Employment
2013-01-15 11:04:00

In a recent episode of CBS’s 60 Minutes, Steve Kroft talked with two MIT professors about the current state of robots in the workplace and the competition between the American employee and his robotic counterpart.

2013-01-11 11:37:04

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the United States and abroad for the fourth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 11.

2013-01-03 11:01:49

Almost all computer chips use two types of transistors: one called p-type, for positive, and one called n-type, for negative. Improving the performance of the chip as a whole requires parallel improvements in both types.

Quantum Spin Liquid Is A New State Of Magnetism
2012-12-21 09:38:33

While experts had previously only confirmed the existence of two states of magnetism, experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report that they have been able to experimentally demonstrate the existence of a third kind.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.