Tamper-proof glueprints distinguish real from fake at over 99% accuracy

ID verification tags aren’t much use if someone can just peel them off and stick them to a fake product. MIT scientists have now designed ID tags that use the glue itself as a kind of fingerprint, and will scramble the barcode if someone peels it off.C… Continue reading Tamper-proof glueprints distinguish real from fake at over 99% accuracy

Heat caught moving like sound waves in a superfluid for first time

Scientists at MIT have directly captured signs of “second sound” in a superfluid for the first time. This bizarre phenomenon occurs when heat moves like sound waves through an unusual state of matter.Continue ReadingCategory: Physics, ScienceTags: Heat… Continue reading Heat caught moving like sound waves in a superfluid for first time

Heat caught moving like sound waves in a superfluid for first time

Scientists at MIT have directly captured signs of “second sound” in a superfluid for the first time. This bizarre phenomenon occurs when heat moves like sound waves through an unusual state of matter.Continue ReadingCategory: Physics, ScienceTags: Heat… Continue reading Heat caught moving like sound waves in a superfluid for first time

Virus-mimicking DNA particles deliver vaccine without immune side effects

MIT researchers have delivered a type of vaccine called a particulate vaccine to mice using a virus-mimicking scaffold made from particles of DNA instead of the usual protein particles. It not only generated a robust immune response but avoided the off… Continue reading Virus-mimicking DNA particles deliver vaccine without immune side effects

Rapid liquid-metal 3D-printing process produces large parts in minutes

Researchers have come up with a 3D printing method using liquid metal that’s claimed to produce structures at least 10 times faster than existing metal additive manufacturing processes, though it does so at the expense of fine detail.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Rapid liquid-metal 3D-printing process produces large parts in minutes

MIT’s EV team takes its open-source hydrogen motorcycle to the track

MIT’s Electric Vehicle Team has taken to the racetrack with a Ducati 900SS that’s been gutted and converted into a hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle, hoping to start collecting a few fossil-fuelled scalps. It’s also open-sourcing the design for others.Cont… Continue reading MIT’s EV team takes its open-source hydrogen motorcycle to the track

New lung cancer test: Inhale nanoparticles then pee on a stick

MIT scientists have developed an easier method for diagnosing lung cancer – breathe in some inhalable nanoparticle sensors, then pee on a stick.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Lung cancer, MIT, Test, Diagnosis, Diagnostic device… Continue reading New lung cancer test: Inhale nanoparticles then pee on a stick

Exoplanet water-detection strategy now possible, say researchers

Researchers from MIT and the University of Birmingham (UB) believe that they’ve cracked the formula for detecting habitable planets using currently available technology. It all has to do with an exoplanet’s levels of carbon dioxide and ozone.Continue R… Continue reading Exoplanet water-detection strategy now possible, say researchers

Vibrating pill treats obesity by tricking stomach into feeling full

Although we might ignore it during the holidays, usually the stomach signals the brain to tell you when you’ve had enough to eat. Now, scientists at MIT have found a way to hijack that mechanism with a vibrating pill that can help reduce appetite and p… Continue reading Vibrating pill treats obesity by tricking stomach into feeling full