In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think

In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think

The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud you’re about to expel. That’s right: A novel study by MIT researchers shows that coughs and sneezes have associated gas clouds that keep their potentially...
Galactic gas stations

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 MIT engineers: A spacecraft might dock at a propellant depot, somewhere between the Earth and the moon, and pick up...
Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from science fiction to fact. Tissue engineering techniques are improving in their ability to generate three-dimensional masses of cells and...
Special Ops Command Seeks Prototypes for ‘Iron Man Suit’

Special Ops Command Seeks Prototypes for ‘Iron Man Suit’

U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an “Iron Man suit,” named after the fictional superhero. In September, Socom announced it is seeking proposals for prototypes of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit,...

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