Massachusettsinstituteoftechnology

07.17.14
MIT researchers want to power your cellphone with dew
07.17.14

MIT researchers want to power your cellphone with dew

Water is pretty wild when you think about it: all of its three states of matter are consumable by...

By T. Seppala,   07.17.14
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12.11.13
MIT's 3D motion-tracking tech can see you through walls, no camera needed
12.11.13

MIT's 3D motion-tracking tech can see you through walls, no camera needed

Even if you hide behind a wall, MIT's 3D motion-tracking tech can still see you. It can even tell...

By J. Volpe,   12.11.13
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07.25.13
Scientists create false memories in mice, cause rodent-style Inception
07.25.13

Scientists create false memories in mice, cause rodent-style Inception

A group of MIT researchers (we assume they're all Philip K. Dick fans) have successfully implanted...

By M. Grey,   07.25.13
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04.03.13
PSA: Watch the AMS dark matter results announcement at 1:30PM ET (video)
04.03.13

PSA: Watch the AMS dark matter results announcement at 1:30PM ET (video)

The universe is thought to be composed of stuff, non-stuff and maybe some other stuff. We're refer...

By J. Rigg,   04.03.13
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11.02.12
MIT prof and student discover algorithm for predicting trending Twitter topics
11.02.12

MIT prof and student discover algorithm for predicting trending Twitter topics

Predicting the future of Twitter's trending topics is, as of right now, an impossibility. But two...

By B. Gilbert,   11.02.12
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10.19.12
The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing
10.19.12

The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing

Featuring four towering limestone columns and classic Flemish-bond brickwork, the century-old Mack...

By J. Hidalgo,   10.19.12
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10.10.12
MIT pencils in carbon nanotube gas sensor that's cheaper, less hazardous (video)
10.10.12

MIT pencils in carbon nanotube gas sensor that's cheaper, less hazardous (video)

Carbon nanotube-based sensors are good at sniffing out all kinds of things, but applying the cylin...

By S. Dent,   10.10.12
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09.01.12
Alt-week 9.1.12: growing bones, repairing voices, and a pair of satellites
09.01.12

Alt-week 9.1.12: growing bones, repairing voices, and a pair of satellites

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

By J. Trew,   09.01.12
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08.18.12
MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites
08.18.12

MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites

Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller...

By Z. Honig,   08.18.12
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