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 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 [..]

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, [..]

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 [..]

Artificial Intelligence in The Future

November 1, 2018 Aysha Naurein 0

Artificial Intelligence in The Future By: Aysha Naurein| TOC August finalist Artificial intelligence (AI) or hybrid intelligence has definitely taken the world by storm. From the smart phones we use today that can detect speech and identify faces to the human-like robots, we have come a long way. The idea of artificial [..]

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 [..]