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wireless systemvideo

Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

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...
Flash storage

Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs

In data-science parlance, graphs are structures of nodes and connecting lines that are used to map scores of complex data relationships. Analyzing graphs is...
Nanoparticles

AI-Based Method Could Speed Development of Specialized Nanoparticles

A new technique developed by MIT physicists could someday provide a way to custom-design multilayered nanoparticles with desired properties, potentially for use in displays,...
compression bandage

Engineers Design Color-Changing Compression Bandage

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return...
thermoelectrics

Turning up the Heat on Thermoelectrics

Imagine being able to power your car partly from the heat that its engine gives off. Or what if you could get a portion...
Bacteria on a Chipvideo

Ingestible “Bacteria on a Chip” Could Help Diagnose Disease

MIT researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. This “bacteria-on-a-chip”...
autonomous boatsvideo

Fleet of Autonomous Boats Could Service Some Cities, Reducing Road Traffic

The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges...
minimum fleet problemvideo

How Many Taxis Does a City Need?

The rise of self-driving cars is set to dramatically alter the way we move around cities in the future. In particular, private car ownership is...
Driverless Cars

Making Driverless Cars Change Lanes More like Human Drivers Do

In the field of self-driving cars, algorithms for controlling lane changes are an important topic of study. But most existing lane-change algorithms have one...
diabetes

“Living Drug Factories” May One Day Replace Injections

Patients with diabetes generally rely on constant injections of insulin to control their disease. But MIT spinout Sigilon Therapeutics is developing an implantable, insulin-producing...
Albatross robotvideo

Albatross Robot Takes Flight

MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the...
dronesvideo

Researchers Develop Virtual-Reality Testing Ground for Drones

Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating...
diagnostic devicesvideo

Plug-And-Play Diagnostic Devices

Researchers at MIT’s Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic...
proton’s weak charge

Understanding the Proton’s Weak Side

A new result from the Qweak experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility provides a precision test of the weak force,...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Biologists Discover Function of Gene Linked to Familial ALS

MIT biologists have discovered a function of a gene that is believed to account for up to 40 percent of all familial cases of...
stem cells

Fasting Boosts Stem Cells’ Regenerative Capacity

As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are the source for all new intestinal...
DNA knots

Untangling DNA Knots

Just like any long polymer chain, DNA tends to form knots. Using technology that allows them to stretch DNA molecules and image the behavior...
brain circuit

Brain Circuit Helps Us Learn by Watching Others

It’s often said that experience is the best teacher, but the experiences of other people may be even better. If you saw a friend...
extrasolar planets

Ushering in the Next Phase of Exoplanet Discovery

Ever since scientists discovered the first planet outside of our solar system, 51 Pegasi b, the astronomical field of exoplanets has exploded, thanks in...
Calcium-based MRI sensor

Calcium-Based MRI Sensor Enables More Sensitive Brain Imaging

MIT neuroscientists have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that allows them to monitor neural activity deep within the brain by tracking...