Sunday, May 28, 2017

Researchers design moisture-responsive workout suit

A team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s body heat and sweat. These flaps, which range from thumbnail- to...

MIT $100K winner’s optical chips perform AI computations at light speed

The big winner at this year’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition aims to drastically accelerate artificial-intelligence computations — to light speed. Devices such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, as well as self-driving cars, all rely...

Rivers on three worlds tell different tales

The environment on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. Outside of Earth, Titan is the only...

Darwin visits Wall Street

If you have money in the stock market, then you are probably anticipating a profit over the long term — a rational expectation given that stocks have historically performed well. But when stocks plunge,...

Cinematography on the fly

In recent years, a host of Hollywood blockbusters — including “The Fast and the Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” — have included aerial tracking shots provided by drone helicopters...

Tackling air pollution in China

A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year — roughly 4,000 a day — from heart, lung, and stroke disorders due to poor air quality. Most of the...

European Inventor Award 2017: Vote for UK finalist Steve Lindsey to receive the Popular...

Midlands-based inventor Steve Lindsey – the only UK finalist – is vying for the European Inventor AwardMembers of the public are invited to vote online and select the winner of the Popular Prize from...

Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan

Many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, can be treated with electrical stimulation from an electrode implanted in the brain. However, the electrodes can produce scarring, which diminishes their effectiveness and can necessitate additional surgeries to...

MISTI faculty funds: 2017-18 call for proposals

The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) Global Seed Funds (GSF) grant program promotes and supports early-stage collaborations between MIT researchers and their counterparts around the globe. Many of the joint projects MISTI...

Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

A new study by researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by...