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

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

Hyperloop

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

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

Graphene

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

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

Plastics from bacteria

Chemists Discover Structure of Bacterial Enzyme that Produces Biodegradable Plastics

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

MIT has introduced its latest technology called the MoVR, which allows VR headsets and computers to transmit and share data wirelessly.

New MoVR Technology Improves Wireless Virtual Reality Data Transmission

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.

Bomb sniffing plant

MIT Scientists Enable Spinach Plants to Detect Explosives

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

Swarms

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

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

4D printing is here

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

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

Touch your video

New MIT Tech Allows You to Touch Objects in Videos

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

Medicine on demand

DARPA Funded Portable Device can Produce Biologic Drugs on Demand

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

In a different light

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

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

Researchers at MIT have demonstrated an algorithm that has effectively learned how to predict sound. The advance could lead to better sound effects for film and television and robots with improved understanding of objects in their surroundings.

MIT Researchers Create AI That Produces Real Life Sounds

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

An artist's drawing a black hole named Cygnus X-1. It formed when a large star caved in. This black hole pulls matter from the blue star beside it.

MIT Scientists Create Alogrithm to Demystify Image of Black Hole

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.

A life saver

Ingestible Origami Robot could be a Life Saver when Swallowed

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

Second skin

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

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

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