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Smartphone Chip Could Herald A New Era Of Photography
2013-02-20 12:50:52

Your Instagram photos might be getting a quality upgrade one day, thanks to a new processor chip developed by MIT scientists.

Robots Learn To Work Better With Humans Thanks To New Cross Training Technique
2013-02-12 11:44:26

Scientists are investigating whether studies designed to help train people could also be applied to teams of both robots and humans, in a technique known as cross-training.

2013-02-06 09:45:36

System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.