4D Printing: 3-D printed structures “remember” their shapes

Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are using light to print three-dimensional structures that “remember” their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme angles, the structures sprang back to their original forms within seconds of being heated to a certain temperature “sweet spot.” The team printed … Continue reading “4D Printing: 3-D printed structures “remember” their shapes”

Samsung launches Two Curved Quantum Dot Gaming Monitors, the CFG70 and CF791

Samsung has announced two new curved gaming monitors– the CFG70 and CF791 displays. CFG70 will be available in 24-Inch and 27-inch models, and the CF791 will be available in 34-inch model. Samsung will formally introduce the latest additions to its curved monitor portfolio at its IFA press conference, scheduled for September 1, 2016 . As … Continue reading “Samsung launches Two Curved Quantum Dot Gaming Monitors, the CFG70 and CF791”

Using Light to control CRISPR Genome Editing

The genome-editing system known as CRISPR allows scientists to delete or replace any target gene in a living cell. MIT researchers have now added an extra layer of control over when and where this gene editing occurs, by making the system responsive to light. With the new system, gene editing takes place only when researchers … Continue reading “Using Light to control CRISPR Genome Editing”

MIT accidentally developed a new method for producing some metals e.g antimony

The MIT researchers were trying to develop a new battery, but it didn’t work out that way. Instead, the researchers unexpectedly discovered a whole new way of producing the metal antimony — and potentially a new way of smelting other metals, as well. The discovery could lead to metal-production systems that are much less expensive … Continue reading “MIT accidentally developed a new method for producing some metals e.g antimony”

Sponge creates Steam using ambient sunlight without requiring Mirrors or Lenses

Harvesting solar energy as heat has many applications, such as power generation, residential water heating, desalination, distillation and wastewater treatment. However, the solar flux is diffuse, and often requires optical concentration, a costly component, to generate the high temperatures needed for some of these applications. MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks … Continue reading “Sponge creates Steam using ambient sunlight without requiring Mirrors or Lenses”