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Galactic gas stations

MIT team proposes storing extra rocket fuel in space for future missions. Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space, according to...

Mapping the New York fashion scene, minute by minute

A new study uses social media to show how New York’s fashion industry still centers on just a few blocks of Manhattan. A new study...

Sensor-based onesie tracks baby’s health

One of today’s rising tech trends, wearable technology — such as fitness-tracking bracelets, smartwatches, and smartglasses — figured prominently at this January’s Consumer Electronics...

Sketch: A self-completing programming system

A system that automatically fills in the gaps in programmers’ code becomes more powerful. Since he was a graduate student, Armando Solar-Lezama, an associate professor...

Offshoring and outsourcing a mixed bag for American jobs, wages

A new study by UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers finds that the practices of outsourcing and offshoring jobs appear to...

A brighter future for filtered seawater

MIT researchers evaluate graphene’s potential for making desalination economically viable. The challenge of dwindling fresh-water supplies looms ever larger as droughts become more common and...

The surprising value of waste

MIT spinout Sanergy is impacting the entire ‘sanitation value chain’ — from franchised toilets to waste collection and conversion — in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum. In...

3 Questions: On the climate impact of ‘leaky methane’

Natural gas has been touted as a “bridge fuel” to a less carbon-intensive future, as it generates far less carbon dioxide than energy produced...

Herding robots

A new system combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots — or other “multiagent systems” — to collaborate in unprecedented ways. Writing a...

Better RNA interference, inspired by nature

New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases. Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers...

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