MIT researchers develop system that identifies best way to deflect incoming asteroid

Researchers at the Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that could help identify the best type of mission for deflecting an incoming asteroid.

Feb 22, 2020, 09:29 AM IST

Tiny robotic thread can slip through brain's blood vessels

The procedure is physically taxing, requiring surgeons who must be specifically trained in the task

Aug 29, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

MIT engineers fly first-ever silent plane with no moving parts

The new light aircraft, inspired from the movie and television series "Star Trek", carries neither propellers or turbines, nor it depends on fossil fuels to fly.

Nov 26, 2018, 14:15 PM IST

Quadrillion tons of diamonds may be hidden in Earth, far from anyone's reach

Shaped like inverted mountains, cratons can stretch as deep as 200 miles through the Earth’s crust and into its mantle, geologists refer to their deepest sections as “roots.”

Jul 23, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Meet SoFi, the silicon robotic fish built to study marine life

The remote-controlled robot fish swims quietly through coral reefs and schools of fish and uses a fisheye lens to capture high-resolution photos and video with a camera built into its nose.

Mar 23, 2018, 13:22 PM IST

MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

By embedding specialised nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, the researchers successfully induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours, according to the study published in the journal Nano Letters.

Dec 14, 2017, 20:30 PM IST

Alzheimer's may vanish by drinking this 'miracle mix'

The drink, called Souvenaid is aimed at treating the root cause of Alzheimer's, which is the loss of brain synapses. 

Oct 31, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

New AI system can edit photos like a pro in real time!

Scientists from MIT and Google have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can automatically retouch images like a professional photographer in real time, eliminating the need to edit images after they are clicked with smartphones.

Aug 03, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

16-year-old Bengaluru girl to have a minor planet named after her

Sahithi Pingali, a class 12 student from Bangalore’s Inventure Academy, joins an elite group of people having their names named after stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Jun 08, 2017, 14:16 PM IST

New technique to make prosthetic limbs feel more natural

The researchers believe that their strategy could work for nearly any amputee, including people whose amputations were performed many years ago.

Jun 05, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

New workout suit breathes out body's heat, sweat

In the study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers engineered moisture-sensitive cells to not only pull flaps open but also light up in response to humid conditions.

May 21, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Scientists design robots that can catch, release live fish

The robots, that move when water is pumped in and out of them, are made entirely of hydrogel - a tough, rubbery, nearly transparent material composed mostly of water.

Feb 04, 2017, 20:33 PM IST

Neutron stars generating gravitational waves continuously, say Indian scientists

Neutron stars are the densest observable objects in the universe, with a fistful of stellar material outweighing a mountain on Earth.

Dec 15, 2016, 14:54 PM IST

Obama honours Gates and others with Medal of Freedom

"Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way, in ways that they probably couldn't imagine," said the outgoing US president.

Nov 23, 2016, 12:12 PM IST

Glial – Brain cells that play vital role in controlling appetite identified!

Neuroscientists at MIT found that activating these brain cells stimulates overeating, and that when the cells are suppressed, appetite is also suppressed.

Oct 19, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

Indo-American scientist awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

 An Indo-American imaging scientist and inventor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been conferred with the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for his path-breaking inventions to improve lives globally.

Sep 14, 2016, 18:43 PM IST

This tattoo can be used to control your computer, smartphone

Researchers have created a temporary metallic tattoo that can be used to control your computer, smartphone and other connected devices.

Aug 16, 2016, 09:14 AM IST

Software to let you control smartphone with eyes

The team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Georgia and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Informatics has so far been able to train software to identify where a person is looking with an accuracy of about a centimetre on a mobile phone and 1.7 centimetres on a tablet, MIT Technology Review reported.

Jul 02, 2016, 15:29 PM IST

Amazon is now world's smartest company

Amazon has grabbed the top spot in MIT`s annual list of the world`s smartest companies of 2016.

Jul 01, 2016, 18:35 PM IST

Super30 founder gets teaching offer from MIT's online initiative

Kumar has got the offer from edx, a massive open online course (MOOC) provider and an initiative of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jul 01, 2016, 17:37 PM IST