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An infected person's sneeze could spread coronavirus up to 8 metres: MIT scientist

Current guidelines “may limit the effectiveness of the proposed interventions” against the deadly pandemic, the researcher says

01 Apr 2020 3:24 PM

Join efforts to trace the coronavirus route map in your locality by downloading this app

The MIT prototype Private Kit: Safe Paths app works by sharing location data between users, without revealing who the users are.

23 Mar 2020 5:46 PM

Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior: Study

Diamond is not perhaps this exotic mineral, but on the (geological) scale of things, it is relatively common.

16 Jul 2018 7:06 PM

Novel device can harvest water from desert air

The test device was powered solely by sunlight, and although it was a small proof-of-concept device.

25 Mar 2018 1:43 PM

Paper-based DNA test 'SHERLOCK' can rapidly diagnose diseases

The researchers, including those from Harvard University in the US, previously showcased SHERLOCK's utility for a range of applications. 

19 Feb 2018 12:05 PM


Future cities may be built with volcanic ash: study

Researchers found that a mixture of the finer powder and cement produced stronger concrete structures.

11 Feb 2018 4:56 PM

Artificial muscles give 'superpowers' to soft robots

Each artificial muscle consists of an inner "skeleton" that can be made of various materials.

28 Nov 2017 7:19 PM

Indian-origin academic Anantha Chandrakasan named dean of MIT's School of Engineering

A. Chandrakasan helped students, faculty conduct explore entrepreneurial projects.

25 Jun 2017 2:44 AM

Worm-inspired material adapts to its environment

The resulting pH- and ion-sensitive material is able to respond and react to its environment.

21 Mar 2017 2:54 AM