Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Self-steering particles go with the flow

MIT chemical engineers have designed tiny particles that can "steer" themselves along preprogrammed trajectories and align themselves to flow through the center of a microchannel, making it possible to control ...

Nov 11, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

How to program unreliable chips

As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the ...

Nov 04, 2013 4.3 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Powering better online document viewing

Viewing PDF and Microsoft Office documents on a Web browser can cause slow loading and messy formatting—and often such documents won't load at all. Most times, users will simply download the documents to ...

Oct 30, 2013 3 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast