Sunday, May 28, 2017

Faster, more nimble drones on the horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles. That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only process images so fast, frame by individual frame. Beyond roughly...

Researchers engineer shape-shifting noodles

“Don’t play with your food” is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun, with...

Zika virus likely circulated in Americas long before its detection

The Zika virus circulated in many regions of the Americas for several months before cases of infection were detected, according to new data from an international research team from the Broad Institute of MIT...

Using Bitcoin to prevent identity theft

A reaction to the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin is a digital-currency scheme designed to wrest control of the monetary system from central banks. With Bitcoin, anyone can mint money, provided he or she can...

Panasonic redefines the semi-rugged notebook category with its latest Toughbook CF-54 notebook

Increased performance and functionality combined with endurance in a business PCBRACKNELL, UK. 23rd MAY 2017: The latest version of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 notebook is set to redefine the semi-rugged market. The increased performance,...

Study offers guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumors

Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer undergo surgery to remove as many of the tumors as possible. However, it is usually impossible to eliminate all of the cancer cells because they have spread throughout...

Zach Hartwig: Applying diverse skills in pursuit of a fusion breakthrough

Making nuclear fusion a practical energy source is a complex challenge that will require diverse capabilities — like the scientific, engineering, communication, and leadership skills that Zach Hartwig has applied during almost a decade of...

Speeding up quality control for biologics

Drugs manufactured by living cells, also called biologics, are one of the fastest-growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs, often antibodies or other proteins, are being used to treat cancer, arthritis, and many...

College of IST recognizes outstanding faculty and staff

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On May 17, the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) celebrated the achievements of faculty and staff over the past year with a presentation of annual awards. Held at...

New funding enables work on Internet policy and cybersecurity for key infrastructure

Today, MIT’s cross-disciplinary Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) announced that it has awarded $1.5 million to a select group of principal investigators for early-stage Internet policy and cybersecurity research projects. “Each project is aimed to...