MIT develops new way to clear Pollutants from Water

A team of MIT researchers has developed a new way to clear pollutants from water, even when present in extremely low concentrations. When it comes to removing very dilute concentrations of pollutants from water, existing separation methods tend to be energy- and chemical-intensive. Now, a new method developed at MIT could provide a selective alternative … Continue reading “MIT develops new way to clear Pollutants from Water”

MIT’s C-LEARN allows Robots to learn Tasks easily from other Robots

Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: One method is, learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate it. The other method is, via motion-planning techniques such as optimization or sampling, which require a programmer to explicitly specify a task’s goals and constraints. Both methods have drawbacks. … Continue reading “MIT’s C-LEARN allows Robots to learn Tasks easily from other Robots”

Scientists unveil CRISPR-based Diagnostic platform “SHERLOCK”

A team of scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and few other Institutes has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA) as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential for a transformative effect on research and global public health. In a study published in Science the … Continue reading “Scientists unveil CRISPR-based Diagnostic platform “SHERLOCK””

New 3-D Printing Method Creates Shape-Shifting Objects

A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and two other institutions has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat. The team created the objects by printing layers of shape memory polymers with each layer designed to respond … Continue reading “New 3-D Printing Method Creates Shape-Shifting Objects”