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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.

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2012-08-23 21:12:50

MIT scientists say a new two-dimensional material may be able to open up a plethora of future applications.

2012-08-21 00:46:32

New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research.

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Thruster
2012-08-17 13:13:07

Some MIT engineers have taken the old cliche “Good things come in small packages” to heart, creating a rocket thruster no larger than an American penny or postage stamp.


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'.