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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.

Algorithm Helps Make Cloud Computing More Efficient
2013-03-12 18:53:09

A new software system could help reduce cloud computing hardware requirements by 95 percent, as well as help improve performance.

MIT Robotic Cheetah As Energy Efficient As Real Animals
2013-03-08 18:40:28

Thanks to a group of MIT researchers, one high-tech robotic cheetah is proving itself to be dominant above its flesh-and-blood counterparts in terms of running efficiency.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.