Massachusetts institute of technology

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...

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08.10.12
Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)
08.10.12

Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)

We've seen a number of options for controlling real worms, but never a worm robot, until now. Ente...

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06.22.12
All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter
06.22.12

All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter

What's this orange-like patch, you ask? It's a layer of carbon nanotubes on silicon, and it might...

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05.23.12
MIT's LiquiGlide could spell the end of slow-moving ketchup nightmares (video)
05.23.12

MIT's LiquiGlide could spell the end of slow-moving ketchup nightmares (video)

A team from MIT has decided to end slow-pouring ketchup problems once and for all with its LiquiGli...

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05.14.12
ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air
05.14.12

ZeroN slips surly bonds, re-runs your 3D gestures in mid-air

Playback of 3D motion capture with a computer is nothing new, but how about with a solid levitatin...

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05.02.12
MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy
05.02.12

MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make online learning cheap and easy

We'll forgive you if you failed to take MIT up on its offer take its courses for free when it roll...

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05.01.12
Nanotubes sniff out rotting fruit, your dorm room might be next
05.01.12

Nanotubes sniff out rotting fruit, your dorm room might be next

Our favorite ultra-skinny molecules have performed a lot of useful functions over the years, but k...

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12.20.11
MIT to launch MITx learning platform, offer free teaching materials in 2012
12.20.11

MIT to launch MITx learning platform, offer free teaching materials in 2012

Want a degree from MIT without the expense or notoriously selective application process? Well, yo...

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12.13.11
MIT builds camera that can capture at the speed of light (video)
12.13.11

MIT builds camera that can capture at the speed of light (video)

A team from the MIT media lab has created a camera with a "shutter speed" of one trillion expos...

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