Monthly Archives: November 2016

A new twist on airplane wing design

“Morphing” wing could enable more efficient plane manufacturing and flight by David L Chandler, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When the Wright brothers accomplished their first powered flight more than a century ago, they controlled the motion of their Flyer 1 aircraft using wires and

Decoding the medical cost mystery

Providers and patients drive health care spending in roughly equal amounts, study shows by Peter Dizikes, MIT News CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In Miami, health care providers spent about $14,423 per Medicare patient in 2010. But in Minneapolis, average spending on Medicare enrollees that year was $7,819,

Engineers design a new weapon against bacteria

Antimicrobial peptides can kill strains resistant to existing antibiotics by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, MA — Over the past few decades, many bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and few new drugs have emerged. A recent study from a U.K. commission on