New MIT System can 3D Print Entire Buildings Here and on Mars

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Apr 26, 2017 07:41 PM EDT

Ultimately, this approach will enable the design and construction of new kinds of buildings that wouldn't be possible with traditional building methods. read more

Only Three Student Teams Manage to Race in SpaceX’s First Hyperloop Competition

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 31, 2017 09:19 AM EST

It will see people rise inside passenger pods that will race along a system of tubes connecting major cities. read more

New 3D Forms of Graphene Developed at MIT are 10 Times as Strong as Steel but Much Lighter

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 08, 2017 04:33 PM EST

The team was able to compress small flakes of graphene using a combination of heat and pressure. read more

Chemists Discover Structure of Bacterial Enzyme that Produces Biodegradable Plastics

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Nov 15, 2016 11:34 PM EST

The enzyme called "polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) synthase" generates long polymer chains. read more

New MoVR Technology Improves Wireless Virtual Reality Data Transmission

Phenny Lynn Palec   | Nov 15, 2016 07:42 PM EST

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a new technology that allows virtual reality headsets and personal computers to transmit and share date wirelessly. Dubbed as MoVR, the new technology does not have any restriction like graphics fidelity or frame rate drops, a feature that is considered key when it comes to creating a truly immersive virtual reality experience. read more

MIT Scientists Enable Spinach Plants to Detect Explosives

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Oct 31, 2016 09:34 PM EDT

The spinach plants were designed to detect chemical compounds known as nitroaromatics, which are often used in landmines and other explosives. read more

US Close to Deploying 'Perdix' Aerial Drone Swarms that Saturate Enemy Air Defenses

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Oct 25, 2016 11:04 PM EDT

The job of these decoys is to confuse enemy radar systems. read more

Researchers from MIT and Singapore Develop Method to Print 3D Structures that 'Remember' their Shapes

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Aug 29, 2016 05:17 AM EDT

They found the structures could be stretched to three times their original length without breaking. read more

New MIT Tech Allows You to Touch Objects in Videos

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Aug 04, 2016 10:06 PM EDT

"By making videos interactive, we can predict how objects will respond to unknown forces and explore new ways to engage with videos." read more

DARPA Funded Portable Device can Produce Biologic Drugs on Demand

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jul 29, 2016 10:52 PM EDT

It could also be used to manufacture a vaccine to prevent a disease outbreak in a remote village. read more

US Army-funded Research Creates Graphene Microchips with One Million Times Faster Speeds

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 14, 2016 11:49 PM EDT

It's fast, highly controllable and efficient, said the MIT researchers. read more

MIT Researchers Create AI That Produces Real Life Sounds

Ana Verayo   | Jun 14, 2016 06:53 AM EDT

MIT researchers successfully created a new algorithm that can learn to make new sound effects that can be used for movies. read more

MIT Scientists Create Alogrithm to Demystify Image of Black Hole

Ana Verayo   | Jun 07, 2016 03:33 AM EDT

A new algorithm known as CHIRP that is developed by MIT can be a crucial tool in capturing the first images of a black hole. read more

Ingestible Origami Robot could be a Life Saver when Swallowed

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | May 13, 2016 05:57 AM EDT

Once unfurled, it proceeded to remove a button battery stuck to wall of a simulated stomach. read more

Scientists Develop a 'Second Skin' that Makes Skin Youthful Looking

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | May 10, 2016 08:00 AM EDT

Researchers said the material mimics the mechanical and elastic properties of healthy, youthful skin. read more

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