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, [..]

MIT Researchers Identifies Electricity-Producing Bacteria

January 15, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

MIT Researchers Identifies Electricity-Producing Bacteria By: Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn’t involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, [..]

Future Technology for Contactless Procedures

January 11, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Future Technology for Contactless Procedures By: University of Bristol News Surgeons won’t be shrunk and sent into the body like in the 1960s Sci-Fi, Fantastic Voyage, but could program a specialized array of mini-speakers to create an intricate sound field that ‘traps’ and manipulates selected objects in ‘acoustic tweezers’ for [..]

New Drug Combination Could be More Effective Against Melanoma

December 5, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

New Drug Combination Could be More Effective Against Melanoma By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma. However, in many cases, tumors eventually become resistant to the drugs and cause a relapse in the [..]

Study Opens Route to Ultra-Low-Power Microchips

November 18, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Study Opens Route to Ultra-Low-Power Microchips By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office A new approach to controlling magnetism in a microchip could open the doors to memory, computing, and sensing devices that consume drastically less power than existing versions. The approach could also overcome some of the inherent [..]

‘Bionic Mushrooms’ Fuse Nanotech, Bacteria and Fungi

November 7, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

‘Bionic Mushrooms’ Fuse Nanotech, Bacteria and Fungi By:  Stevens Institute of Technology. In their latest feat of engineering, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria that generate electricity and swirls [..]

Graphene Takes a Step Towards Renewable Fuel

November 7, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Graphene Takes a Step Towards Renewable Fuel By: Linköping University Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide. They [..]

Detecting E. coli Strains Using Molecular Electronics

November 6, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Detecting E. coli Strains Using Molecular Electronics By: University of California – Davis News Finding a fast and inexpensive way to detect specific strains of bacteria and viruses is critical to food safety, water quality, environmental protection and human health. However, current methods for detecting illness-causing strains of bacteria such [..]

TWIICE One Exoskeleton is a Step Towards Independence

November 6, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

TWIICE One Exoskeleton is a Step Towards Independence By: Anne-Muriel Brouet The new version of the TWIICE walking-assistance system is not only lighter, more comfortable and more powerful, but patients can also put it on and use it themselves – giving them greater independence. It has been tested by handcycling champion [..]

Chemical Synthesis Could Produce More Potent Antibiotics

November 5, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Chemical Synthesis Could Produce More Potent Antibiotics By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Using a novel type of chemical reaction, MIT researchers have shown that they can modify antibiotics in a way that could potentially make them more effective against drug-resistant infections. By chemically linking the antibiotic vancomycin to [..]

New CRISPR Tool Opens Up More of The Genome For Editing

October 26, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

New CRISPR Tool Opens Up More of The Genome For Editing By: Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent The genome editing system CRISPR has become a hugely important tool in medical research, and could ultimately have a significant impact in fields such as agriculture, bioenergy, and food security. The targeting system [..]

Probiotics And Antibiotics Create a Killer Combination

October 22, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Probiotics And Antibiotics Create a Killer Combination By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. In a new study, the researchers showed that by delivering a combination of antibiotic drugs and probiotics, they could [..]

New, Highly Stable Catalyst May Help Turn Water Into Fuel

September 30, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

New, Highly Stable Catalyst May Help Turn Water Into Fuel By: Lois Yoksoulian |Physical Sciences Editor Breaking the bonds between oxygen and hydrogen in water could be a key to the creation of hydrogen in a sustainable manner, but finding an economically viable technique for this has proved difficult. Researchers report [..]

Perovskite Solar Cells Leap Towards Commercialization

September 30, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Perovskite Solar Cells Leap Towards Commercialization By : Ipsita Herlekar |OSIT News Solar energy has long been considered the most sustainable option for replacing our dependence on fossil fuels, but technologies for converting solar energy into electricity must be both efficient and inexpensive. Scientists from the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at [..]

New Battery Gobbles Up Carbon Dioxide

September 30, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

New Battery Gobbles Up Carbon Dioxide By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals using metal catalysts, which is currently [..]

Nanotubes Change The Shape of Water

September 1, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Nanotubes Change The Shape of Water By: Rice University News First, according to Rice University engineers, get a nanotube hole. Then insert water. If the nanotube is just the right width, the water molecules will align into a square rod. Rice materials scientist Rouzbeh Shahsavari and his team used molecular models to [..]

Shape-Shifting Material Can Morph, Reverse Itself Using Heat, Light

August 26, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Shape-Shifting Material Can Morph, Reverse Itself Using Heat, Light By: University of Colorado at Boulder A new material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to [..]

New Antibiotic Candidates Discovered by MIT Scientists

August 23, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

New Antibiotic Candidates Discovered by MIT Scientists By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office The human body produces many antimicrobial peptides that help the immune system fend off infection. Scientists hoping to harness these peptides as potential antibiotics have now discovered that other peptides in the human body can also [..]

Picture This: Camera With No Lens

August 22, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Picture This: Camera With No Lens By: University of Uta News In the future, your car windshield could become a giant camera sensing objects on the road. Or each window in a home could be turned into a security camera. University of Utah electrical and computer engineers have discovered a [..]

Novel Optics for Ultrafast Cameras

August 16, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Novel Optics for Ultrafast Cameras By: Rob Matheson | MIT News Office MIT researchers have developed novel photography optics that capture images based on the timing of reflecting light inside the optics, instead of the traditional approach that relies on the arrangement of optical components. These new principles, the researchers [..]

Let it rain! New coatings make natural fabrics waterproof

June 29, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Let it rain! New coatings make natural fabrics waterproof MIT-developed process could offer nontoxic alternative to environmentally harmful chemicals. By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Fabrics that resist water are essential for everything from rainwear to military tents, but conventional water-repellent coatings have been shown to persist in [..]

This Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

June 4, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

This Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office  MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver [..]

First-in-World Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery

May 6, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

First-in-World Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery By: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Noah Pernikoff is back to his life in New York City after becoming the first patient in the world to undergo a complex three-part, robotic-assisted surgery. The robotic arms made it possible for the multidisciplinary team at Penn to successfully [..]