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MIT Delivers Green Airplane Designs to NASA

MIT Delivers Green Airplane Designs to NASA

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working in conjunction with Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation and Pratt & Whitney recently presented two designs for greener airplanes to NASA. The result of a contract awarded in 2008, the ...

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MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

Researchers from MIT have developed light detecting fibers that can be manipulated into a web and applied on clothing to form a flexible camera. Such fiber web could be utilized in military uniform, where the fabric would allow the soldiers ...

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Vibrations Help People Hear Better

Vibrations Help People Hear Better

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a series of devices that will aid deaf people who rely on lip reading to communicate. While lip reading is used by a majority of people with hearing disabilities, it ...

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Colon Cancer Cause Revealed?

Additional evidence of the link between cancer and inflammation: Scientists from MIT have uncovered one of the causes for colon cancer. Apparently, a compound released during an inflammatory process causes cells to become cancerous. This discovery may help both in ...

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Efficient Wave Power in Sight

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Technical Institute of Lisbon, Portugal are developing a more efficient way to harness wave power into useable electricity. Called the Oscillating Water Column (OWC), the design uses waves to force ...

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Special Report: NASA Future Forum

Special Report: NASA Future Forum

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently held the sixth of seven planned Future Forums at the Museum of Science in Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The forum included presentations by NASA Deputy Administrator, Shana Dale, the head of Ares ...

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Young Planets Remain Hot Longer than Assumed

Young Planets Remain Hot Longer than Assumed

An MIT scientist suggests young planets maintain a high temperature for several million years, much longer than previously assumed. This can make such planets easier to detect, because during this hot stage their brightness is not overshadowed by that of ...

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Odyssey IV – Hovering Underwater Robot

Odyssey IV – Hovering Underwater Robot

MIT researchers have designed an underwater robotic craft dubbed Odyssey IV. This new, small, and inexpensive vehicle is capable of hovering in place much like a helicopter. In addition, it can move in a speed of up to two meters ...

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GhostSwimmer Spy Vehicle

GhostSwimmer Spy Vehicle

Researchers at Boston Engineering Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts and Olin College of Needham, Massachusetts are developing a swimming robot based on the bluefin tuna for the United States Navy. Expected to run more than three times longer than traditional propeller-driven ...

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Improved Way for Creating Hydrogen Developed

Improved Way for Creating Hydrogen Developed

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently developed a new catalyst material, based on cobalt phosphate rather than expensive metals like platinum, which can be used for hydrolysis in water. Electrolysis breaks water into ...

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