MOF Water Harvester – Pulling Drinkable Water out of dry Air using the power of the sun

A solar-powered water harvester was constructed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology using a special material — a metal-organic framework, or MOF — produced at the University of California, Berkeley. This water harvester uses only ambient sunlight to pull liters of water out of the air each day in conditions as low as 20 percent … Continue reading “MOF Water Harvester – Pulling Drinkable Water out of dry Air using the power of the sun”

MIT’s New System “DCP” can 3-D print an Entire Building

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building Structures built with this system … Continue reading “MIT’s New System “DCP” can 3-D print an Entire Building”

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”

New ‘Spray-On’ Memory Could Turn Everyday Items Into Digital Storage Devices

Researchers at Duke University have developed “spray-on” digital memory using only an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks. And, the researchers demonstrated their new “spray-on” digital memory by programing a simple circuit to display four LED lights in different patterns. USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But because of … Continue reading “New ‘Spray-On’ Memory Could Turn Everyday Items Into Digital Storage Devices”