Carbon-eating battery

This scanning electron microscope image shows the carbon cathode of a carbon-dioxide-based battery made by MIT researchers, after the battery was discharged. It shows the buildup of carbon compounds on the surface, composed of carbonate material that could be derived ...

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Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data

Credits: NASA/MIT/TESS   Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data NASA’s continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, ...

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Better fraud detection

MIT researchers have employed a new machine-learning technique to substantially reduce false positives in fraud-detecting technologies. Image: Chelsea Turner   Better fraud detection Reducing false positives in credit card fraud detection Model extracts granular behavioral patterns from transaction data to ...

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Extreme starburst mapped

  Extreme starburst mapped By Morten Garly Andersen It is a bit of a mystery what happens when a star 100 times more massive than the Sun explodes in a sea of lights in the far universe. But researchers have ...

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New Blood

  New Blood by Cheryl Soohoo Gene therapy delivers novel solution for treating serious blood disease. They happened to be in the same room discussing the same thing: investigating curative therapies for beta thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder that causes ...

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Benefits of recycling

Edward Doddridge, a postdoc in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, co-developed a model to investigate the mechanism behind phytoplankton growth within subtropical gyres.   Benefits of recycling How phytoplankton survive in ocean gyres with low ...

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