As if idling in a line of cars at a red light forever wasn’t bothersome enough, vehicles emit greenhouse gasses while they’re stopped in traffic. Not only that, exposure to excess vehicle emissions while idling in traffic can be a major health risk. What if drivers could time … [Read more...] about MIT system uses machine-learning to reduce traffic and car emissions
One of the great opportunities in desalination research is developing a new way to bring drinkable water to disadvantaged people with limited resources. Engineers and researchers make this possible in many ways, such as innovating less expensive parts or powering their systems … [Read more...] about MIT develops desalination system no bigger than a suitcase
To safely deploy autonomous vehicles on our roads, we first must ensure that they can accurately predict the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and other fellow drivers. With so many people and vehicles on the roads today, though, behavior prediction can be a really daunting … [Read more...] about How autonomous cars may predict road behavior in the future
We live in a time when concepts are turned on their heads. We’re starting to pull carbon out of the atmosphere, instead of emitting it. We’re adapting our cities to wildlife, instead of trying to kick animals out. And we’re making technology more efficient by making it smaller, … [Read more...] about MIT team creates high-quality, paper-thin loudspeaker
Most of us are familiar with the delicious treat that is an Oreo. The two chocolate wafers between their silky cream filling make the perfect treat to dip in a glass of milk. Although, we can guess most of you will not know that when you twist an Oreo to get to the creamy center, … [Read more...] about Why does the cream in an Oreo always stick to one side?