“Lost” moon could explain several Saturn mysteries, say astronomers

Saturn is home to several solar system mysteries. Using data from Cassini, astronomers now suggest a simple answer to a few questions – a lost moon once orbited the planet before being torn to shreds.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Saturn… Continue reading “Lost” moon could explain several Saturn mysteries, say astronomers

MIT’s Mars oxygen factory is now matching the output of a small tree

If humans are to one day survive and thrive on Mars, ready access to breathable oxygen will be a necessity, and an interesting technology is beginning to show exciting promise on this front. MIT’s Moxie experiment was shipped to the Red Planet aboard t… Continue reading MIT’s Mars oxygen factory is now matching the output of a small tree

Battery made of aluminum, sulfur and salt proves fast, safe and low-cost

Engineers at MIT have developed a new battery design using common materials – aluminum, sulfur and salt. Not only is the battery low-cost, but it’s resistant to fire and failures, and can be charged very fast, which could make it useful for powering a … Continue reading Battery made of aluminum, sulfur and salt proves fast, safe and low-cost

AI detects Parkinson’s disease by tracking your breathing patterns

New research presented a small device that uses radio signals to track breathing patterns while a person sleeps

A compelling new study indicates Parkinson’s disease (PD) could be diagnosed by remotely tracking a person’s breathing patterns. Led by researchers from MIT, the study presents an AI system that uses radio waves to monitor breathing while a person sleeps.

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MIT develops rapid at-home test to measure COVID immunity

An innovative new test developed by researchers at MIT promises to offer people the ability to quickly and easily measure their COVID-19 immunity. The test tracks levels of neutralizing antibodies in a drop of blood, helping a person evaluate their sus… Continue reading MIT develops rapid at-home test to measure COVID immunity

Inflatable insulin pumps reduce scar tissue for long-term drug delivery

The immune system’s foreign body response is important for keeping us healthy – but it’s not so useful when that foreign body is a medical implant. Researchers at MIT have now developed a device that prevents scar tissue forming around implants by gent… Continue reading Inflatable insulin pumps reduce scar tissue for long-term drug delivery

Study of Alzheimer’s risk gene reveals potentially reversible mechanism

A new study has found that lipid metabolism may be a mechanism for Alzheimer's, and could be reversible

MIT scientists have uncovered a mechanism for how a common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s contributes to the disease. It centers on lipid metabolism, and early investigations suggest it could eventually lead to new treatments to slow disease progression.

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“Protonic” artificial synapse runs a million times faster than human ones

Engineers at MIT have developed a new type of artificial synapse that’s extremely energy efficient and ultra-fast, processing data a million times faster than synapses in the human brain. The key is an analog design that shuttles protons around instead… Continue reading “Protonic” artificial synapse runs a million times faster than human ones