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Harnessing Power By Funneling Solar Energy
2012-11-26 12:53:51

MIT engineers have worked out a computational model which shows how solar energy can be more or less funneled before it’s captured, ensuring an efficient and effective solar energy capturing mechanism.

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.


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'.