Category Archives: Tech/Biz

Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural Africa

NovoMoto, a spinoff from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is finishing its first 100 solar lighting installations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NovoMoto LLC distributes the systems on a rent-to-own…

Spectacle lens designed by PolyU slows myopic progression by 60%

A specially designed spectacle lens developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60% in participating children, and 21.5% of them…

Powering the bottom line

A risk-based optimization scheme boosts confidence and profitability for future mixed-technology power plants. A scheme to balance risks may help realize the benefits of being able to combine complementary power…

Depth-sensing imaging system can peer through fog

Computational photography could solve a problem that bedevils self-driving cars. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.–MIT researchers have developed a system that can produce images of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human…

Printing the ‘soft’ robots of the future

3D printing shows potential for fabricating personalized ‘soft’ robotic hands and hearts. But challenges need to be addressed. Three-dimensional printing offers unique advantages, but still faces many challenges, for fabricating…

MIT launches Task Force on the Work of the Future

Institute-wide effort will study the evolution of jobs in an age of technological advancement. (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Today MIT launched its Task Force on the Work of the Future, an…