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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office Press Inquiries Residential solar power is on a sharp rise in the United States as photovoltaic systems become cheaper and more powerful for homeowners. A 2012 study by the U.S....

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office  Press Inquiries A Possible New Approach To Stopping Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea, which causes people to briefly stop breathing while asleep, affects an estimated 5 percent of the...
seven planets

3Q: Julien de Wit on the discovery of seven temperate, nearby worlds Planets may harbor conditions suitable for sustaining liquid water — and thus life. Today, an international team including astronomers from MIT and the University...

"Optimization of a High Energy Ti-Al-B Nanopowder Fuel” The world relies heavily on gasoline and other hydrocarbons to power its cars and trucks. In search of an alternative fuel type, some researchers are turning to...

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office Press Inquiries New Resource For Optical Chips The Semiconductor Industry Association has estimated that at current rates of increase, computers’ energy requirements will exceed the world’s total power output by 2040. Using...

“Queen of carbon science” and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom and National Medal of Science led US scientific community, promoted women in STEM. Mildred S. Dresselhaus, a celebrated and beloved MIT professor whose research...

Researchers at EPFL and UNIL have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits – less efficient for robots – are used...

The Reasons For Our Left Or Right-Handedness Neuroscience, RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM A preference for the left or the right hand might be traced back to that asymmetry. "These results fundamentally change our understanding of the cause of...
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS In 2008, Indonesia passed the Public Information Disclosure Act, in order to improve transparency. In 2011, the country was among the founders of the Open Government Partnership. Indonesia launched its Open Data...

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Press Inquiries In some areas of the U.S., medical providers consistently order more tests and treatments for patients than providers do elsewhere — a fact that has generated considerable public...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The “internet of things” is the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock will soon have sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and...

Living Sensors At Your Fingertips Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed...