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2012-03-30 08:05:45

Pitt and MIT researchers accomplish first demonstration of oscillating gels that can be “revived” by mechanical pressure Sooner than later, robots may have the ability to “feel.” In a paper published online March 26 in Advanced Functional Materials, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) demonstrated that a nonoscillating gel can be resuscitated in a fashion similar to a medical cardiopulmonary...

2012-03-29 23:30:40

Rapamycin-induced longevity in mice can be uncoupled from diabetes-inducing side effects A Penn- and MIT-led team explained how rapamycin, a drug that extends mouse lifespan, also causes insulin resistance. The researchers showed in an animal model that they could, in principle, separate the effects, which depend on inhibiting two protein complexes, mTORC1 and mTORC2, respectively. The study suggests that molecules that specifically inhibit mTORC1 may combat age-related diseases without...

2012-03-27 23:56:43

Work by University of Michigan and MIT team yields new understanding of crucial reaction in the body and in CO2-scrubbing bacteria You see it listed on the side of your cereal box and your multivitamin bottle. It's vitamin B12, part of a nutritious diet like all those other vitamins and minerals. But when it gets inside your body, new research suggests, B12 turns into a gymnast. In a paper published recently in the journal Nature, scientists from the University of Michigan Health...

Camera Helps MIT Researchers See Around Corners
2012-03-21 14:55:13

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers at MIT Media Lab are experimenting with giving a camera the ability to shoot pictures of objects that are not in its line-of-sight. The team wrote in the journal Nature Communications that they have developed a way to produce 3D images of a wooden figurine that was standing around the corner, in another model room. The system fires a "femtosecond laser" to send bursts of light to reflect off surfaces like walls in order...

CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers
2012-03-21 10:11:08

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com A group of researchers at MIT, led by Ruben Juanes, published a study this week that showed deep saline aquifers in the United States are capable of storing a century´s worth of carbon dioxide produced by the nation´s coal or gas fueled power plants. The researchers were able to accurately model carbon dioxide storage in the aquifers, or layers of water-bearing permeable rock, that would be located well below those water...

2012-03-09 10:37:09

Harvard's Robert Wood and MIT's Scott Aaronson win NSF's most prestigious award, which will help fuel their research pursuits Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) named two young scientists, Robert Wood of Harvard University and Scott Aaronson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to receive this year's Alan T. Waterman Award. The annual award recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 35 in any field of science or engineering NSF supports. In addition...

Moon's Magnetic Anomalies May Be The Result Of Asteroid Collision
2012-03-09 03:06:00

In the nearly five decades since the first lunar surveys were conducted as part of NASA's Apollo program, scientists have advanced a number of increasingly complex theories to explain the vast swaths of highly magnetic material that had been found in the some parts of the Moon's crust. But now a team of researchers from Harvard, MIT and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, have proposed a surprisingly simple explanation for the unusual findings — the magnetic anomalies are...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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