Category Archives: Science & Technology

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

>>Techniques could lead to personalized wearable and implantable devices By Jennifer Chu Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically

Spotting objects amid clutter

>>New approach quickly finds hidden objects in dense point clouds, for use in driverless cars or work spaces with robotic assistants By Jennifer Chu A new MIT-developed technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some

A droplet walks into an electric field …

>>Researchers have found a simple formula that could be useful for air purification, space propulsion, and molecular analyses By Jennifer Chu When a raindrop falls through a thundercloud, it is subject to strong electric fields that pull and tug on the droplet, like a soap

Automated cryptocode generator is helping secure the web

>>System automatically writes optimized algorithms to encrypt data in Google Chrome browsers and web applications By Rob Matheson Nearly every time you open up a secure Google Chrome browser, a new MIT-developed cryptographic system is helping better protect your data. In a paper presented at the recent

Autonomous boats can target and latch onto each other

>>Fleet of “roboats” could collect garbage or self-assemble into floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals By Rob Matheson The city of Amsterdam envisions a future where fleets of autonomous boats cruise its many canals to transport goods and people, collect trash, or self-assemble into floating

Bringing human-like reasoning to driverless car navigation

>>Autonomous control system “learns” to use simple maps and image data to navigate new, complex routes By Rob Matheson With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, MIT researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable

MIT and U.S. Air Force sign agreement to launch AI Accelerator

>>New program will focus on rapid deployment of artificial intelligence innovations in operations, disaster response, and medical readiness by Rob Matheson MIT and the U.S. Air Force have signed an agreement to launch a new program designed to make fundamental advances in artificial intelligence that

Radioactive Phenomena – Alpha Decay

Radioactivity is a phenomenon discovered by the French scientist Henri Becquerel using phosphorescent materials. Radioactivity is also known as radioactive decay or nuclear decay.  Let us know more about radioactivity and its types. Nuclear instability gives rise to radioactivity where an unstable atomic nucleus loses

The kilo is dead. Long live the kilo!

>>An old artifact kept in a vault outside Paris is no longer the standard for the kilogram. Now, nature itself provides the definition by David L. Chandler For 130 years, a cylinder made of a platinum-iridium alloy and stored in a suburb of Paris called

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

>>New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature by Rob Matheson MIT researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information. The design, they say, holds promise for the development