Friday, June 23, 2017

MIT Technology and Policy Program’s Best Thesis for 2017 maps out a clean energy...

As the world’s second fastest-growing major economy and third largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, India is at a crossroads. Intent on raising its standard of living and extending reliable access to electricity to the...

Engineers design drones that can stay aloft for five days

In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that provide temporary telecommunications coverage to...

Limited Edition Parrot Bebop 2 & Parrot Disco Adventurer Packs: Explore the World from...

Set off into the great outdoors and discover new horizons with the limited edition Parrot Bebop 2 and Parrot Disco Adventurer packs.Both packs are tailor made for adventurers and designed to meet the demands...

Students supplement majors with IST and Global Health minors

As a supplement to the major, many health policy and administration (HPA) students select a minor in Information Sciences and Technology (IST) or Global Health to better prepare them for their career goals.For Won Il...

3 Questions: Mariana Arcaya on the drivers of health inequality

As economic inequality has risen in the U.S. over the last few decades, so has health inequality. What’s driving the growth of these disparities in public health, now documented in numerous studies? In a...

IST professor uses NSF CAREER Award to advance malware detection

Dinghao Wu, assistant professor in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology, recently was awarded a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. Wu’s area of expertise is in software cybersecurity, a topic...

Secure I.T. Environments Completes Millennium Seed Bank Facility for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

184 Sqm of additional space in two new cold rooms and extension to an existing dry roomLondon, 6 June 2017 – Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading design and build companies...

A genomic take on geobiology

Scientists know that atmospheric oxygen irreversibly accumulated on Earth around 2.3 billion years ago, at a time known as the Great Oxidation Event, or GOE. Prior to that time all life was microbial, and most,...

Giving robots a sense of touch

Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact with an object to provide a remarkably...

Deploying therapeutic payloads to cells

The founding mission of MIT may seem like an unusual meal-time story for a child. But when Mark Bathe was growing up, it was a regular topic of conversation around the dinner table. That is...