Energy & Environment
In the world: Remote Mexican village uses solar power to purify water
Low cost filtration system developed at MIT proves practical for remote communities.
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Quantum physics meets genetic engineering
Researchers use engineered viruses to provide quantum-based enhancement of energy transport.
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How the brain controls sleep
MIT neuroscientists discover brain’s structure generates pockets of sleep.
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Science & Tech
Triggered earthquakes give insight into changes below Earth’s surface
Quakes can change elastic properties of the Earth’s crust up to 6,000 kilometers away.
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New general-purpose optimization algorithm promises order-of-magnitude speedups on some problems.
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Big range of behaviors for tiny graphene pores
Like biological channels, graphene pores are selective for certain types of ions.
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