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'Swiss Army Knife' Of Robots Created
2012-12-03 20:18:21

Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims its researchers have created the "Swiss army knife" of robots.

2012-11-27 13:58:22

A new imaging technique developed at MIT offers the first glimpse of the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson's disease.

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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.