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Infectious particles can spread beyond 2 meters when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious particles can spread beyond 6 feet when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond 6 feet, a study suggests. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, t...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious COVID-19 particles can spread beyond 2 meters when a person coughs, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus


A disturbing 'zoo' theory may explain why we haven't yet discovered alien life

Despite myriad sightings of unidentified flying objects and alleged incidences of alien contact with Earth, so far we've put forward little hard evidence that we have intelligent company elsewhere in the universe. Chandra X-ray Observatory/Hubble Space Telescope/Spitzer Given the size of the universe, it would seem impossible that intelligent life is unique to Earth. In 1973 researcher John Ball of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology put forward a hypothesis. He suggested aliens...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, International, San Francisco, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Paris, Aliens, Alien Life, Extraterrestrial Life, Nordic, Meti, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


SMART breakthrough in detection of SARS-CoV-2 variant in wastewater

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, alongside collaborators from Biobot Analytics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have successfully developed an innovative, open-source molecular detection method that is able to detect and quantify the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


Kirigami-inspired stent offers new drug delivery method for tubular organs

To improve drug delivery for diseases that affect tubular organs, like eosinophilic esophagitis and inflammatory bowel disease, a multidisciplinary team from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed a stretchable stent based on the principles of kirigami that is capable of supporting rapid deposition of drug depots.
Tags: Science, Kirigami, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


SMART evaluates impact of competition between autonomous vehicles and public transit

Researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conducted a case study in the first-mile mobility market from origins to subway stations in Tampines, Singapore, to find out the impact of competition between public transit and shared autonomous vehicles. The study revealed that with the right conditions, the competition can be beneficial for both parties and improve overall transport systems.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Tampines Singapore


The factors that improve job resiliency in North American cities have been identified

"Job connectivity" (the possibility of finding a similar job) is a key factor for the recovery of local economies in the face of crises, according to a study published recently in Nature Communications by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Max Planck Society and the University of Pittsburgh.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Max Planck Society, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Celebrating Black chemists and chemical engineers

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), is celebrating Black chemists and chemical engineers with a special issue highlighting Black chemists who work across the fields of biotechnology, solar energy, pharmaceuticals and more. Guest edited by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) drug delivery pioneer Paula Hammond, Ph.D., this special issue showcases Black scientists, spotlighting their scientific passions and career accomplishments.
Tags: Science, Black, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, American Chemical Society ACS, Paula Hammond


The Marangoni Effect can be used to obtain freshwater from the sea

A study conducted at the Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, presents a solar desalination device capable of spontaneously removing the accumulated salt. In the future, this discovery could lead to the development of sustainable desalination systems with stable efficiencies over time
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Energy and Environmental Science, Politecnico di Torino


Artificial intelligence in art: a simple tool or creative genius?

Intelligent algorithms are used to create paintings, write poems, and compose music. According to a study by an international team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Center of Humans and Machines at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, whether people perceive artificial intelligence (AI) as the ingenious creator of art or simply another tool used by artists depends on how information about AI art is presented. The results were published in the...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Max Planck Institute for Human Development


CRISPR-based malaria testing on-the-fly

A multi-disciplinary research collaboration which was led by Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), created a field-applicable, ultrasensitive diagnostic assay that specifically detects DNA sequences from all Plasmodium species in symptomatic and asymptomatic malaria. The new malaria diagnostic method combines an optimized 10-minute rapid sample preparation protocol with the CRISPR-based SHERLOCK system to enable highly...
Tags: Science, Sherlock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


How does ridesourcing substitute for public transit network?

Researchers at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) used ridesourcing data from Chengdu, China to investigate the relationship between ridesourcing and public transit. The study found that one-third of ridesourcing substitutes public transit, with the substitution effect more common in city-centers.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Chengdu China


MIT researchers use AI to turn the coronavirus into a haunting melody

An AI system that turns the coronavirus‘ structure into music could help scientists spot details about COVID-19 that a microscope would miss. The AI-generated tune is an audible representation of the coronavirus’ “spike” proteins, which spread the infection by poking out of the virus and binding to human cells. These spikes make the surface of the virus look like a crown — or “corona” in Latin. The spikes are formed of protein building blocks called amino acids. Researchers from the Massachusett...
Tags: Startups, Science, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Neural, Coronavirus


Skyrmions like it hot: Spin structures are controllable even at high temperatures

The joint research project of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that had previously demonstrated the use of new spin structures for future magnetic storage devices has yet achieved another milestone. The international team is working on structures that could serve as magnetic shift registers, so called racetrack memory devices. This type of storage promises low access times, high information density, and low energy consumption.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz JGU


A quantum of solid

Researchers in Austria use lasers to levitate and cool a glass nanoparticle into the quantum regime. Although it is trapped in a room temperature environment, the particle's motion is solely governed by the laws of quantum physics. The team of scientists from the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published their new study in the journal Science.
Tags: Science, Austria, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


New scheduling tool offers both better flight choices and increased airline profits

Researchers from Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an original approach to flight scheduling that, if implemented, could result in a significant increase in profits for airlines and more flights that align with passengers' preferences. The approach is presented in a paper, 'Airline Timetable Development and Fleet Assignment Incorporating Passenger Choice,' recently published in Transportation Science, the leading journal in the field of transportation a...
Tags: Science, Dartmouth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


The internet’s idiots are already trying to discredit Katie Bouman’s historic accomplishments

In years to come, April 10 will be remembered as a historic day for humankind, science, and women in STEM. On this day, the first ever image of a celestial phenomenon was published — a black hole — largely thanks to the algorithms created by Katie Bouman. Despite this, the internet is already trying to discredit her revolutionary work. Bouman is a graduate student in computer science and artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and her research led her research...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Bouman, Katie Bouman


Oceans to turn brighter blue due to global warming

The sea will turn a brighter shade of blue due to global warming, a new study predicts. Experts believe that changing ocean temperatures will alter the distribution of tiny organisms called phytoplankton, which play a crucial role in absorbing sunlight. As a result, swathes of the subtropics and temperate regions such as the North Atlantic are likely to turn a more brilliant blue due to a diminution of the creatures. Meanwhile colder waters near the north and south poles will become a deeper gre...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Paris, North Atlantic, University Of Southampton, Nature Communications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Anna Hickman, Dutkiewicz


Oceans to turn bluer due to global warming

The sea will turn a brighter shade of blue due to global warming, a new study predicts. Experts believe that changing ocean temperatures will alter the distribution of tiny organisms called phytoplankton, which play a crucial role in absorbing sunlight. As a result, swathes of the subtropics and temperate regions such as the North Atlantic are likely to turn a more brilliant blue due to a diminution of the creatures. Meanwhile colder waters near the north and south poles will become a deeper gre...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Paris, North Atlantic, University Of Southampton, Nature Communications, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Anna Hickman, Dutkiewicz


MIT Professor: Blockchain Can Allow for More Inclusive, Borderless Economy

Blockchain can allow for the creation of a borderless economy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Silvio Micali claimed in a interview on Bloomberg’s Daybreak Asia, Jan. 21. Speaking on the show, Micali outlined three major properties of blockchain systems that must function simultaneously to enable a more inclusive and borderless economy — security, decentralization and scalability. According to MIT’s Ford Professor of Engineering, until recently, only two of those three ba...
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Mit, Ford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Silvio Micali, Micali


This Huge Black Hole Is Spinning at Half the Speed of Light!

The crumbs left over from a supermassive black hole's recent meal have allowed scientists to calculate the monster's rotation rate, and the results are mind-boggling. The huge black hole, known as ASASSN-14li, is spinning at least 50 percent the speed of light, research team members said. "This black hole's event horizon is about 300 times bigger than the Earth," study co-author Ron Remillard, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), said in a statement. (The event hori...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mit, European Space Agency, Seattle, Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Mike Wall, Chandra, Chandra X Ray Observatory, Time Warps, Facebook Originally, American Astronomical Society AAS, Remillard, Dheeraj Pasham


Radical experimental plane with no moving parts wows scientists

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers on Wednesday described successful flight tests at an indoor campus gymnasium of the unmanned airplane powered not by engines that burn fossils fuels but by ion wind propulsion, also called electro-aerodynamic thrust. "This is the first time that an airplane without moving parts has flown," said MIT aerospace engineer Steven Barrett, who drew inspiration from fictional shuttlecraft from "Star Trek." Electrical field strength near an array of...
Tags: Science, Mit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Steven Barrett, Star Trek Electrical


Innovation Laboratory with links in foreign universities is created

Mexico, Aug 27 (Notimex).- With the support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the universities of Calgary, Canada, and Harvard, United States, Mexican scientists created the Innovation Lab, in which will develop business incubation projects and technology development, mainly for the Sinaloa field. The former scholarship holders of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt, for its acronym in Spanish) José Humberto Ramírez Leyva, recently graduated from the Univ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Boston, Mit, Sinaloa, Calgary Canada, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, UTC, University of Calgary Canada, National Council of Science and Technology CONACYT, Harvard United States, José Humberto Ramírez Leyva, Edgar Ledezma Zavala, Technological University of Culiacán UTC, Conacyt Marcial Arrambí Díaz, MIT Harvard University the University of Calgary


Scientists test laser communication between submarines

Mexico, Aug. 20 (Notimex).- Researchers from the Lincoln Laboratory, managed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), apply a narrow beam laser to communicate between submarines. The scientists intend to apply the laser beam technology used in Lunar Demonstration Laser Communication (LLCD) to submarine communications. "We use very narrow laser beams to deliver the necessary energy to the terminal for high-speed communication," the member of the Autonomous Systems Control and Engineeri...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Stephen Conrad, Lincoln Laboratory, Notimex Researchers, Autonomous Systems Control and Engineering Group, Thomas Howe, Nicolas Hardy


MIT Trains Psychopath Robot 'Norman' Using Only Gruesome Reddit Images

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) trained an artificial intelligence algorithm dubbed "Norman" to become a psychopath by only exposing it to macabre Reddit images of gruesome deaths and violence, according to a new study. Nicknamed Norman after Anthony Perkins' character in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho, the artificial intelligence was fed only a continuous stream of violent images from various pernicious subreddits before being tested with Rorschach inkblot te...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


Eni backs U.S. nuclear fusion firm formed by ex-MIT researchers

Italian energy company Eni will conduct research with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and invest in a company created by former MIT scientists to produce energy from nuclear fusion. Fusion "is a goal that we are increasingly determined to reach quickly," Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said in a statement. As part of its plans to reduce the use of carbon, Eni will make an initial investment of $50 million to acquire a significant stake in Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a company s...
Tags: Science, Mit, Eni, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Claudio Descalzi, Commonwealth Fusion Systems CFS


Fake news travels six times faster on Twitter than true stories

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reached this conclusion after analysing the spread of more than 126,000 stories shared on the social media site in the 10 years to 2016.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT


Particle Interactions Calculated on Titan Support the Search for New Physics Discoveries

Nuclear physicists are using the nation's most powerful supercomputer, Titan, at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) to study particle interactions important to energy production in the Sun and stars and to propel the search for new physics discoveries. The research team using Titan, including principal investigator William Detmold of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is calculating proton-proton fusion--a process that powers the Sun and other stars in which two pro...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, William Detmold


MIT scientists created a deep-brain implant that pumps drugs into your skull

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a novel system of drug delivery using deep-brain implant technology. This may solve the problems of unwanted medication interactions and side-effects that plague current treatments for brain disorders and mental illness. Also, it can make rats do the Stanky Leg. The new tech is called the ‘miniaturized neural drug delivery system’ (MiNDS). It uses a very small needle (150 microns in diameter) filled with tubes. Once inserted...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Mit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT



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