Category Archives: Tech/Biz

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

System could pore through millions of research papers to extract “recipes” for producing materials. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a…

Putting some skin in the microfluidics game

Rapid analysis of synthetic, animal, or human skin is now possible with an on-chip replacement for conventional screening methods. When smokers slap on a nicotine patch, they rely on the…

Cutting datasets down to size

A powerful statistical tool could significantly reduce the burden of analysing very large datasets. By exploiting the power of high-performance computing, a new statistical tool has been developed by KAUST…

Team HAKUTO and the Google Lunar XPRIZE

Professor Kazuya Yoshida and HAKUTO members prepare for the final push to land a rover on the moon in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. Ten years ago, the Google Lunar…

New software lets your car tell you what it needs

MIT team develops software that can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing. CAMBRIDGE, Mass — Imagine hopping into a ride-share car, glancing…

MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

Adding bits of irradiated plastic water bottles could cut cement industry’s carbon emissions. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures,…

A new self-charging electric bike on its way

A design team in South Korea has revealed a new self-charging electric bike design concept “Hybrid Module Mobility”. A design team, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology…

New technique could slash energy use in making silicon

A University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor has come up with a new and more sustainable way to make silicon at much lower temperatures for the kind of advanced batteries used…

Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract Ingestible devices could diagnose gastrointestinal slowdown or monitor food intake.

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor adheres to the…

The ESA 500: fostering start-up companies to use space technology on Earth

Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA’s investment in young companies through its business incubation centres, which have now hosted more than 500 start-ups.