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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2019
3 Oct

Machine learning you can dance to

Today's digital music producers face a common dilemma: how to mesh samples that may sound great on their own but do not necessarily fit into a song like they originally imagined. One solution is to find and audit dozens of different samples, a tedious process that can take time to finesse.
19 Sep

Using machine learning to estimate risk of cardiovascular death

Humans are inherently risk-averse: We spend our days calculating routes and routines, taking precautionary measures to avoid disease, danger, and despair. Still, our measures for controlling the inner workings of our biology can be a little more unruly. With that in mind, a team from MIT's Computer Science and Artifi
10 Sep

Digital Alloys

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core catches up with Alex Huckstepp, VP Business Development at Digital Alloys at the IDTechEx 3D Business and Technology Insight Forum 2019 in Boston, MA.
10 Sep

A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs

Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks.
9 Sep

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, researchers have deployed CRISPR for a completely different purpose: creating novel materials, such as gels, that can change their properties when they encounter specific DNA sequences.
5 Sep

Fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift

MIT's fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to "shapeshift," by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam's many canals.
3 Sep

Safer Batteries for electric vehicles

Preventing electric vehicles from bursting into flames on impact is a primary goal of a new Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University project funded by the Ford Motor Company.
2 Sep

Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain's blood vessels

Engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain.
29 Aug

Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer meds, in a minute

Researchers have developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells. The device, tested in mice and human skin samples, is an advance toward developing a vaccine to treat melanoma and has widespread applications for other vaccines.
22 Aug

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an underwater "internet of things." But how to supply constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long durations in the ocean's deep?
19 Aug

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material that can be solid, liquid, or somewhere in between. Now, researchers have developed a novel class of liquids that may open up new possibilities for improving the efficiency and stability of such devices while reducing their flammability.
13 Aug

Imprint Energy expands access to safe, flexible batteries

Imprint Energy announced the expanded availability of its developer's kit for its ultrathin, safe, flexible, printed batteries.
12 Aug

Catalia Health

IDTechEx spoke to Dr Cory Kidd, CEO of Catalia Health. The company developed Mabu, a 'Wellness coach' robot designed to improve chronic disease care management.
8 Aug

Artificial intelligence assisted knitting

Researchers have come up with a new approach to streamline the knitting process: a new system and design tool for automating knitted garments.
23 Jul

Analog Photonics

Analog Photonics are developing a lidar module, and are a spin out from MIT (USA).
18 Jul

Artificial "muscles" achieve powerful pulling force

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers have found a way to imitate this coiling-and-pulling mechanism to produce contracting fibers that could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and biomedical applications.
12 Jul

Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.
9 Jul

Teaching AI to create visuals with more common sense

Today's smartphones often use artificial intelligence to help make the photos we take crisper and clearer. But what if these AI tools could be used to create entire scenes from scratch?
8 Jul

Mobile motor could lead robots to assembling other robots

A set of five tiny fundamental parts can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices, including a tiny "walking" motor that can move back and forth across a surface or turn the gears of a machine.
4 Jul

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins