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Social circles: Study details the degree to which urban movement is linked to social activity
If you live in a city, you know that a fair amount of your movement around town is social in nature. But how much, exactly? A new study co-authored by MIT researchers uses a novel method to infer that around ...
Optical features embedded in marine shells may help develop responsive, transparent displays
The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. These diminutive organisms—as small as a fingernail—might ...
A simple way to make and reconfigure complex emulsions (w/ Video)
MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures, known as emulsions, that could have many applications in drug delivery, sensing, cleaning up pollutants, and performing chemical reactions.
Researcher tackles some of the biggest bottlenecks holding back the data science industry
When Kalyan Veeramachaneni joined the Any Scale Learning For All (ALFA) group at MIT's CSAIL as a postdoc in 2010, he worked on large-scale machine-learning platforms that enable the construction of models ...
Reducing power leakage when transmitters are idle could greatly extend battery life
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the "Internet of things"—the idea that everything in the human environment, from kitchen appliances to industrial equipment, could ...
New approach could enable low-cost silicon devices in fibers that could be made into fabrics
Scientists have known how to draw thin fibers from bulk materials for decades. But a new approach to that old method, developed by researchers at MIT, could lead to a whole new way of making high-quality ...
New nanogel for drug delivery
Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren't ...
Can an LED-filled "robot garden" make coding more accessible?
Here's one way to get kids excited about programming: a "robot garden" with dozens of fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that can crawl, swim, and blossom like flowers.
For the first time, spacecraft catch a solar shockwave in the act
On Oct. 8, 2013, an explosion on the sun's surface sent a supersonic blast wave of solar wind out into space. This shockwave tore past Mercury and Venus, blitzing by the moon before streaming toward Earth. ...
Solving carbon mysteries of the deep ocean
Understanding how oceans absorb and cycle carbon is crucial to understanding its role in climate change. For approximately 50 years, scientists have known there exists a large pool of dissolved carbon in ...
New approach to distributing computations could make multicore chips much faster
Computer chips' clocks have stopped getting faster. To keep delivering performance improvements, chipmakers are instead giving chips more processing units, or cores, which can execute computations in parallel.
Entrepreneurship can sometimes take people down unexpected paths.
New paper shows how "conjoint analysis" can tackle hard political issues
Politics is full of surveys purporting to explain why voters act the way they do. But how can we really pinpoint the factors that explain what happens inside the voting booth?
Inkjet-printing system could enable mass-production of large-screen and flexible OLED displays
Flexible smartphones and color-saturated television displays were some highlights at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase, held in January in Las Vegas.
System recruits learners to annotate videos
Educational researchers have long held that presenting students with clear outlines of the material covered in lectures improves their retention.