Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

March 4, 2020 Vijay Soni 0

Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes By: Rob Matheson | MIT News OfficeMarch 3, 2020 MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products. The aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions and [..]

Building materials come alive with help from bacteria

January 20, 2020 Vijay Soni 0

Building materials come alive with help from bacteria By: Daniel Strain|University of Colorado Boulder News CU Boulder researchers have developed a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings with help from some of the tiniest contractors out there. In a study published today in the journal Matter, engineer Wil Srubar and his colleagues describe [..]

Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

January 18, 2020 Vijay Soni 0

Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. [..]

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

December 18, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office It’s estimated that there are approximately 80,000 industrial chemicals currently in use, in products such as clothing, cleaning solutions, carpets, and furniture. For the vast majority of these chemicals, scientists have little or no [..]

Storing medical information below the skin’s surface

December 18, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Storing medical information below the skin’s surface By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing [..]

Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states

December 13, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Novel material switches between electrically conducting and insulating states By: ALEX GERAGE |Northwestern University Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a novel design strategy to identify new materials exhibiting a metal-insulator transition (MIT), a rare class of materials categorized by their ability to reversibly switch between electrically conducting and insulating states. [..]

Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands

December 13, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils, according to new research at MIT. A team [..]

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

September 18, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country, it would be the [..]

New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

July 31, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the United States every year, and in at least 20 percent of those, gastroenterologists end up removing precancerous growths from the colon. Eliminating these early-stage [..]

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

June 27, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning By: Rob Matheson | MIT News Office A team of MIT researchers is making it easier for novices to get their feet wet with artificial intelligence, while also helping experts advance the field. In a paper presented at the Programming Language Design and [..]

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

May 17, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

New 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 the [..]

How We Make Complex Decisions | MIT Research 

May 17, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

How 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 how [..]

Microrobots Army can Wipe Out Dental Plaque

April 29, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Microrobots 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 and [..]

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

April 29, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Imaging 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 because [..]

Nanoparticles Take a Fantastic, Magnetic Voyage

April 29, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Nanoparticles 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 in [..]

Robots Track Moving Objects With Unprecedented Precision

February 21, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Robots 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 and [..]

Scientists Discover New Quantum Spin Liquid

January 23, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Scientists Discover New Quantum Spin Liquid By: University of Liverpool| NEWS An international research team led by the University of Liverpool and McMaster University has made a significant breakthrough in the search for new states of matter. In a study published in the journal Nature Physics, researchers show that the perovskite-related metal oxide, TbInO3, [..]

AI, the Law, and Our Future

January 23, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

AI, the Law, and Our Future By: Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Scientists and policymakers converged at MIT on Tuesday to discuss one of the hardest problems in artificial intelligence: How to govern it. The first MIT AI Policy Congress featured seven panel discussions sprawling across a variety of [..]