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Invisibility Cloaking For Better Electronics
2012-10-13 05:18:13

The power of cloaking mechanisms could eventually lead the way for developing more efficient thermoelectric devices and new kinds of electronics.

Nanotube Pencil Can Draw Sensors On Paper
2012-10-10 04:30:05

Chemists at MIT have created a customized, carbon nanotube lead that can be used to draw freehand electronic circuits using a conventional, mechanical pencil.

Mathematics Of Decomposition And Carbon Dioxide
2012-10-04 07:48:18

Understanding the rate at which leaves decay helps researchers predict the annual global flux of carbon dioxide and develop better models for climate change.

Wearable Sensor Helps Map Environment
2012-09-25 21:22:56

MIT researchers have developed a prototype sensor array that can be worn on the chest to automatically map out an environment surrounding the wearer.

Ultrasound May Lead To Needle-Free Vaccinations
2012-09-14 14:57:53

MIT researchers are working on a technique that will allow needle-free vaccinations by using ultrasound waves.

Web Applications Work Faster With MIT's Pyxis
2012-09-01 06:06:01

Databases are the backbone of the Web. Almost any transaction on any major site, be it shopping, travel, or social media, requires multiple database queries, which can slow response time.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.