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2012-11-08 00:45:21

MIT researchers develop tool to assess regional risks of climate change, potential impacts on local infrastructure and planning.

New Device Doubles Smartphone Battery Life
2012-11-03 07:34:30

A Massachusetts-based company has reportedly developed a power amplifier that could double the battery life of smartphones, tablet computers, handheld gaming systems, and other popular consumer electronic devices.

2012-10-21 04:02:16

Martin Valenzuela's ROP Principles of Engineering students will spend nine months developing an ozone water purification system designed to serve communities with no access to clean water.

2012-10-19 01:37:02

Thanks to better voting technology over the last decade, the country's election process has seen much improvement.

2012-10-17 22:53:58

A team led by MIT neuroscientists has developed a way to monitor how brain cells coordinate with each other to control specific behaviors, such as initiating movement or detecting an odor.

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.


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'.