MIT ‘cheetah’ robot rivals running animals in efficiency
Robot’s custom-designed electric motors are powerful and efficient.
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Making sense of big data
MIT PhD student Jameson Toole wants to harness data to improve human lives.
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How hard is it to 'de-anonymize' cellphone data?
A new formula that characterizes the privacy afforded by large, aggregate data sets may be discouraging, but could help sharpen policy discussion.
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MIT Engineering Student Develops Potentially Life-Saving Device
Designs retractable blade that limits penetration during puncture access, reducing the chance of unintentional injury during laparoscopic surgery, epidurals, bone marrow biopsies, and other procedures. A Wired story.
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Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
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New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires.
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