• A Rose Inspires Smart Way to Collect and Purify Water

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0A Rose Inspires Smart Way to Collect and Purify Water By: John Holden |University of Texas at Austin The rose may be one of the most iconic symbols of the fragility of love in popular culture, but now the flower could hold more than just symbolic value. A new [..]

  • New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency By: MIT News Office Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial processes it would be better if [..]

  • How We Make Complex Decisions | MIT Research 

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0How We Make Complex Decisions | MIT Research  Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that helps break decisions down into smaller pieces. By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office When making a complex decision, we often break the problem down into a series of smaller decisions. For example, when deciding [..]

  • Phage Therapy Treats Patient with Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Phage Therapy Treats Patient with Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infection By: Howard Hughes Medical Institute| NEWS The patient, a 15-year-old girl, had come to London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for a double lung transplant. It was the summer of 2017, and her lungs were struggling to reach even a third of [..]

  • Adeptrix Corporation Receives Funding from ICV Venture Engineering Fund I to Accelerate Product Development Pipeline and Advance Translational Research Biology

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Adeptrix Corporation Receives Funding from ICV Venture Engineering Fund I to Accelerate Product Development Pipeline and Advance Translational Research Biology By: Jeffrey C. Silva, Ph. D. | Adeptrix Beverly, MA 01915, May 6th, 2019, Adeptrix Corporation announces the completion of initial investment through ICV Venture Engineering Fund I, for [..]

  • Assessing the Place Of AI in the Human Workplace

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Assessing the Place of AI in the Human Workplace By: Nick Galov For years, pop culture has painted AI as an autonomous technology that is built to help mankind but often ends up hurting it instead. As modern technology continues to steer closer towards realizing AI’s full potential, there [..]

  • Microrobots Army can Wipe Out Dental Plaque

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Microrobots Army can Wipe Out Dental Plaque By: Katherine Unger Baillie | University of Pennsylvania A visit to the dentist typically involves time-consuming and sometimes unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. What if, instead, a dentist could deploy a small army of tiny robots to precisely [..]

  • Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these tumors as possible, but [..]

  • Nanoparticles Take a Fantastic, Magnetic Voyage

    Share Now0sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Nanoparticles Take a Fantastic, Magnetic Voyage By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office MIT engineers have designed tiny robots that can help drug-delivery nanoparticles push their way out of the bloodstream and into a tumor or another disease site. Like crafts in “Fantastic Voyage” — a 1960s science fiction film [..]

  • With new Proto Ventures Program, MIT Innovation Initiative turns ideas into impact

    Share Now5sharesFacebook5TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0With new Proto Ventures Program, MIT Innovation Initiative turns ideas into impact By: Zach Winn | MIT News Office  Since its launch in 2013, the MIT Innovation Initiative has been the driving force behind several projects designed to support MIT’s entrepreneurial community — but the new Proto Ventures Program [..]

  • Robots Track Moving Objects With Unprecedented Precision

    Share Now1sharesFacebook1TwitterGoogle+Pinterest0Robots Track Moving Objects With Unprecedented Precision By: Rob Matheson | MIT News Office  A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging [..]