Shifting from fossil fuels to electricity is climate-friendly, but serious cooks don't think much of electric stoves. Will induction cooking finally catch on as an alternative?
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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Massachusetts General Hospital researchers examined six patients using a specialized magnetic resonance technique and found that COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms show some of the same metabolic disturbances in the brain as patients who have suffered oxygen deprivation from other causes.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~4 min
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Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
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Researchers may have pinpointed a source of some fast radio bursts. They may come from neutron stars with extremely powerful magnetic fields called magnetars.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~4 min
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MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Earth's magnetic field locks information into lava as it cools into rock. Millions of years later, scientists can decipher this magnetic data to build geologic timelines and maps.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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A microrobot as small as a few human hairs can do flips through the colon to deliver drugs. Check out the video to see it in action.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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"...with this kind of technology, you can take society into a superconducting society where you'll never need things like batteries again."
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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The Earth's magnetic field was most likely weaker when life evolved on our planet than it is today.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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