Category Archives: Top Story

Big-data algorithms could cut analysis times from months to days

With new algorithms, data scientists could accomplish in days what has traditionally taken months by Larry Hardesty, MIT News CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Last year, MIT researchers presented a system that automated a crucial step in big-data analysis: the selection of a “feature set,” or aspects

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address both Houses of French Parliament

Bengaluru: Indian spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whose messages for world peace are increasingly finding favor with nations in conflict, will address members of the French Parliament in Paris, a city ravaged last year in one of the world’s dastardly terror attacks. Gurudev

Stretchy optical fibers for implanting in the body

Biocompatible fibers could use light to stimulate cells or sense signs of disease by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel — an elastic, rubbery material

Beaver-inspired wetsuits in the works

By Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office Rubbery hair-lined wetsuits may help keep surfers warm CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Beavers and sea otters lack the thick layer of blubber that insulates walruses and whales. And yet these small, semiaquatic mammals can keep warm and even dry while diving,

A new strategy for choosing cancer drugs

Device can predict tumor responses by measuring cell growth after drug exposure Anne Trafton, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, MA — Choosing the best treatment for a cancer patient is often an inexact science. Drugs that work well for some patients may not help others, and

Researchers use temperature to control droplet movement

David L. Chandler, MIT News Office Method for moving fluids on a surface may find uses in condensers, microfluidics, and de-icing. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way.

Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors and may yield insight into how they will respond to certain therapies. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT Measuring enzyme levels could help doctors select appropriate treatments. CAMBRIDGE, MA — MIT researchers have designed

ISRO successfully test fires scramjet engine

EP Staff New Delhi: The first experimental mission of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)’s scramjet engine towards the realisation of an air breathing propulsion system was successfully conducted today (August 28, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. “After a smooth countdown of 12