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Tough Biogel Structures Produced by 3-D Printing

June 2, 2015 9:01 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers have developed a new way of making tough — but soft and wet — biocompatible materials, called “hydrogels,” into complex and intricately patterned shapes. The process might lead to injectable materials...


Photo of the Day: SAW vs. BAW

June 2, 2015 12:01 am | by API Technologies, Inc. | Comments

SAW and BAW delay lines in particular offer several advantages over other signal wave technologies and are used in a variety of applications, from Electronic Warfare (EW) target generation to communications systems for television and video. While they ... 


You Get to Watch It Live: NASA's Flying Saucer Test

June 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by NASA | Comments

Since Orville Wright first took to the skies over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, experimental flight tests have been a relatively singular affair, with aviators taking their untried machines into the sky in search of good data and a great hangar story...


AT&T Helps Cities Save Water With New Technology

June 1, 2015 4:09 pm | by AT&T Inc. | Comments

AT&T,* IBM and Mueller Water Products have developed a new solution to help cities save water. The solution uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology that can be installed quickly to help cities manage water and prevent leaks...


Hollywood Dipping Toes into Virtual Reality Worlds

June 1, 2015 12:55 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

Virtual reality is creeping into our world. Once seen as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, movie studios, television producers and artists are now adopting the technology...


Thin Coating on Condensers Could Make Power Plants More Efficient

June 1, 2015 11:45 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission — make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then is condensed back to water, and the cycle begins again...


Photos of the Day: Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Undergoes Dress Rehearsal

June 1, 2015 10:37 am | by NASA | Comments

Engineers work during a full mission dress rehearsal for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), Friday, May 29, 2015, at the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kauai, HI.  The LDSD crosscutting technology demonstration mission...


Bringing Microgrids to Rural Villages

June 1, 2015 10:31 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

An estimated 1.3 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, and as a result spend scarce resources on kerosene and other fuels for lighting. Now MIT researchers have developed a system to enable those in rural villages who can afford solar panels to share power with their neighbors...


A Smart Fluorescent Antenna for Wi-Fi Applications

June 1, 2015 10:31 am | by Universiti Teknologi MARA | Comments

Due to continuously evolving applications, the electronic communications industry requires high performance and speed efficient systems. However, the physical limitations of microwave devices limits further improvements in current ... 


Circular Orbits Identified for Small Exoplanets

June 1, 2015 10:25 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

Viewed from above, our solar system’s planetary orbits around the sun resemble rings around a bulls-eye. Each planet, including Earth, keeps to a roughly circular path, always maintaining the same distance from the sun...


Software 'Reads Kids' Expressions to Measure Pain Levels

June 1, 2015 9:59 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Accurately assessing pain in children in a clinical setting can be difficult. A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has demonstrated the validity of a new method for measuring pediatric pain levels...


Novel X-Ray Lens Sharpens View into the Nano World

June 1, 2015 9:18 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | Comments

A team led by DESY scientists has designed, fabricated and successfully tested a novel X-ray lens that produces sharper and brighter images of the nano world. The lens employs an innovative concept to redirect X-rays...


'Designer Carbon' From Stanford Boosts Battery Performance

June 1, 2015 9:08 am | by Mark Shwartz | Comments

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Their results are featured on the cover of the journal ACS Central Science...


Cosmic Cinema: Astronomers Make 3-D Movies of Plasma Tubes

June 1, 2015 9:02 am | by University of Sydney | Comments

By creatively using a radio telescope to see in 3D, astronomers have detected the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth...


Boosting Confidence in New Manufacturing Technologies

June 1, 2015 8:56 am | by DARPA | Comments

Additive manufacturing, including emerging “3D printing” technologies, is booming. Last year an astronaut on the International Space Station used a 3D printer to make a socket wrench in space, hinting at a future when digital code...



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