Category Archives: Top Story

Driverless-vehicle options now include scooters

Self-driving scooter demonstrated at MIT complements autonomous golf carts and city cars by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — At MIT’s 2016 Open House last spring, more than 100 visitors took rides on an autonomous mobility scooter in a trial of software designed by

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

MIT launches new venture for world-changing entrepreneurs

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —  MIT President L. Rafael Reif has announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup

Fighting cancer with the power of immunity

New treatment elicits two-pronged immune response that destroys tumors in mice by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, MA — Harnessing the body’s own immune system to destroy tumors is a tantalizing prospect that has yet to realize its full potential. However, a new advance

Education is the basis of advanced society: President Pranab Mukherjee

“The objective of education is to build citizens who can contribute to the well-being of society”  Ahmedabad: Education is the basis of advanced society-said the President of India Pranab Mukherjee. He was addressing the students and faculty of Bapu Gujarat Knowledge Village and Samarpan College

India’s top five challenges

by Charuta Pradeep India should walk on her own shadows – we must have our own development model-this was the dream of our former president, Dr. Abdul Kalam, a man of great visions. He wanted us to see our nation as a developed one. “Why