Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), www.mit.edu, 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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2021
18 Nov 2021

bit.bio Appoints Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer

Cell coding company bit.bio today announces the key appointment of Kathryn Corzo as Chief Operating Officer. She started in the role on 1 November 2021
10 Nov 2021

Superpedestrian Offering Cost-Effective Passes for eScooter Riders

Superpedestrian has launched its new 'Passes' in several of its European city locations. Designed to cut costs for riders who regularly use the company's LINK shared e-scooters, daily, weekly and monthly options are available, each netting savings for customers.
2 Nov 2021

CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
29 Oct 2021

World's First Paper Like Display Certification

E Ink Holdings today announced their "Paper Like Display" certification for E Ink Kaleido Plus, its color ePaper display module, presented by TÜV Rheinland Greater China the international testing, inspection and certification body.
26 Oct 2021

Unmasking the Magic of Superconductivity in Twisted Graphene

The discovery in 2018 of superconductivity in two single-atom-thick layers of graphene stacked at a precise angle of 1.1 degrees (called 'magic'-angle twisted bilayer graphene) came as a big surprise to the scientific community. Since the discovery, physicists have asked whether magic graphene's superconductivity can be understood using existing theory, or whether fundamentally new approaches are required - such as those being marshalled to understand the mysterious ceramic compound that superconducts at high temperatures.
19 Oct 2021

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
18 Oct 2021

Accelerating the Discovery of New Materials for 3D printing

A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods.
8 Oct 2021

A Robot That Finds Lost Items

A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they've misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys. Researchers have created a robotic system that can do just that.
8 Oct 2021

First Pilot Production Line for Solvent-in-Salt Electrolyte Production

SES Holdings Pte Ltd has established the world's first pilot production line capable of scaling up high-concentration, solvent-in-salt electrolyte production.
5 Oct 2021

New Smart City Materials and Formats

Cities seek more independence and security with water, food, and 100% electrification.
5 Oct 2021

New Sensor Uses Photonics to Spot Killer Fruit & Veg

A recent study shows pesticides in fruit and vegetables kill 11,000 people every year and unintentionally poison 385 million worldwide. Monitoring these foods for microscopic chemicals and harmful bacteria can take days of sending small batches off to laboratories for testing and analysis. But now, a new detector is being developed to spot minute traces of these poisonous elements with photonics to give a result in minutes.
20 Sep 2021

3D Printed Objects That Sense How a User is Interacting With Them

Researchers have developed a new method to 3D print mechanisms that detect how force is being applied to an object. The structures are made from a single piece of material, so they can be rapidly prototyped. A designer could use this method to 3D print "interactive input devices," like a joystick, switch, or handheld controller, in one go.
17 Sep 2021

OPT Industries

OPT Industries has proprietary approach for the roll-to-roll 3D printing of mechanical metamaterials. IDTechEx spoke with their CEO Dr Jifei Ou.
17 Sep 2021

New Programmable Gene Editing Proteins Found Outside of CRISPR System

Within the last decade, scientists have adapted CRISPR systems from microbes into gene editing technology, a precise and programmable system for modifying DNA. Now, scientists have discovered a new class of programmable DNA modifying systems called OMEGAs (Obligate Mobile Element Guided Activity), which may naturally be involved in shuffling small bits of DNA throughout bacterial genomes.
15 Sep 2021

Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants' response to compounds such as herbicides.
6 Sep 2021

SES

SES, formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, used to pursue solid-state Li-Metal technology. SolidEnergy was a spin out from MIT founded in 2012 by Dr. Qichao Hu. It was incubated at A123 in its early years. In 2015, Dr Hu realized that all solid-state batteries look good on paper but have fundamental difficulties in real cell production. Then in 2018, the company changed its name to SES after restructuring, addressing its focus on hybrid approach with high-concentration solvent-in-salt liquid electrolyte, solid-state protection coating for Li-Metal anode and AI software to monitor the battery health. The hybrid approach also has a more practical mass manufacturing capability.
30 Aug 2021

Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.
23 Aug 2021

SES

Formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems, SES are developing hybrid Li-metal cells using a stable liquid electrolytes.
20 Aug 2021

Inflatable Robotic Hand Gives Amputees Real Time Tactile Control

Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat.
18 Aug 2021

New Technology Solution for Breastfeeding Mothers

Nextiles' patent-protected manufacturing process blends traditional sewing techniques with printed circuit boards to embed flexible sensors directly into fabrics for the new mom uniform - a breastfeeding-friendly bra.