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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),, Cambridge, MA is the globally number 1 ranked institution of research and higher education (based on Quacquarelli Symonds ranking in 2012-2013), with over 25,000 existing spawn out companies that collectively employ 3.3 million people and generate over $2 trillion annually (equivalent of 11th largest economy in the world), according to a 2009 study by Kaufman Foundation
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19 Apr

AI to accurately predict the useful life of batteries

Wouldn't it be nice if battery manufacturers could tell which of their batteries will last at least two years and sell those to mobile phone makers, and which will last for ten years or more and sell those to electric vehicle manufacturers? New collaborative research shows how they could start doing that.
3 Apr

New approach could boost energy capacity of lithium batteries

Researchers around the globe have been on a quest for batteries that pack a punch but are smaller and lighter than today's versions, potentially enabling electric cars to travel further or portable electronics to run for longer without recharging.
29 Mar

New 3-D printing approach makes cell-scale lattice structures

A new way of making scaffolding for biological cultures could make it possible to grow cells that are highly uniform in shape and size, and potentially with certain functions. The new approach uses an extremely fine-scale form of 3-D printing, using an electric field to draw fibers one-tenth the width of a human hair.
26 Mar

CNI Laser

CNI are a photonic products manufacturer specialising in laser diodes. CNI area a key player in the global laser diodes market.
25 Mar

"Particle robot" works as a cluster of simple units

Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks.
22 Mar

Machine learning identifies links between world's oceans

Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point, rendering it difficult to make global generalizations.
5 Mar

Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, researchers have found.
26 Feb

Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and assembly, and by swarms of drones carrying out search-and-rescue missions.
26 Feb

Campaign for a more sustainable blockchain community

Eden GeoPower launched a crowdfunding campaign via StartEngine's fundraising platform to help its efforts to develop off-grid renewable geothermal power plants. Each geothermal power plant will be capable of producing up to 10 MW of renewable geothermal energy.
21 Feb

Charting a path to cheaper flexible solar cells

There's a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility that could unlock a wide new range of installation methods and places, and in recent years have reached energy efficiencies approaching those of traditional silicon-based cells. But figuring out how to produce perovskite-based energy devices that last longer than a couple of months has been a challenge.
19 Feb

Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells

Researchers have been able to decipher a key aspect of the behavior of perovskites made with different formulations: With certain additives there is a kind of "sweet spot" where greater amounts will enhance performance and beyond which further amounts begin to degrade it.
14 Feb

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
8 Feb

Putting neural networks under the microscope

Researchers are putting the machine-learning systems known as neural networks under the microscope. In a study that sheds light on how these systems manage to translate text from one language to another, the researchers developed a method that pinpoints individual nodes, or "neurons," in the networks that capture specific linguistic features.
7 Feb

Marine robots take calculated risks

Algorithm could help autonomous underwater vehicles explore risky but scientifically-rewarding environments.
4 Feb

Scientists engineer new CRISPR platform for DNA targeting

CRISPR team harnesses new Cas12b enzyme for use in eukaryotic cells, adding to the CRISPR toolbox.
4 Feb

An AI that "de-biases" algorithms

We've learned in recent years that AI systems can be unfair, which is dangerous when they're increasingly being used to do everything from predict crime to determine what news we consume. Last year's study showing the racism of face-recognition algorithms demonstrated a fundamental truth about AI: if you train with biased data, you'll get biased results.
31 Jan

First large area window Façades incorporating truly transparent solar

Ubiquitous Energ, has produced the first demonstration commercial window fa├žades using over 1 square meter of the company's truly transparent solar technology, ClearView Power™. The fiberglass-framed ClearView Power™ window units demonstrate the transparent photovoltaic technology's aesthetic beauty, high transparency, and color neutrality.
30 Jan

Identifying artificial intelligence "blind spots"

A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have "learned" from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots.
17 Jan

Bloomer Tech

IDTechEx met with Ben Linville-Engler from Bloomer Tech. They have developed a product with sensors in a bra to focus on cardiovascular health for women.
17 Jan

Ubiquitous Energy names Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer

Ubiquitous Energy has named Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer. Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning ClearView Power technology.