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Better batteries, half price

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used […]

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Recalling happier memories can reverse depression

MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can cure the symptoms of depression in mice by artificially reactivating happy memories that were formed before the onset of depression. The findings, described […]

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Pneumonia found to harm DNA in lung cells

A bacterium that is the most common cause of pneumonia — a leading cause of death worldwide — can damage DNA in lung cells, a new study has shown. Researchers […]

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Breaking down social networks in a city

New research finds urban social networks are not determined geographically, but socially. Until now, studies of human interactions through mobile communication and social media have always been conducted at the […]