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Nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes

Imagine if you could drink a glass of water just by inserting a solid wire into it and sucking on it as though it...

New way to discover HIV vaccine targets

Decades of research and three large-scale clinical trials have so far failed to yield an effective HIV vaccine, in large part because the virus...

New model predicts trippy pattersn of shifting sand

Sand in an hourglass might seem simple and straightforward, but such granular materials are actually tricky to model. From far away, flowing sand resembles...

Programmable matter coming from MIT

Imagine that you have a big box of sand in which you bury a tiny model of a footstool. A few seconds later, you...

Trillion-frame-per-second video

MIT researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion exposures per second. That’s fast...

Predicting which cars likeliest to run red lights

In 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2.3 million automobile crashes occurred at intersections across the United States, resulting in some...

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