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Digital “Clone” Testing Aims to Maximize Machine Efficiency

May 13, 2016

Just as medical researchers hope to use DNA analysis to help patients live longer and healthier lives, engineers…
Effectiveness of Psychotherapy has been Overestimated by as Much as 25%, Study Suggests

October 2, 2015

According to a new review, published in the journal PLOS One on September 30th, medical literature has overestimated…
Sticky issue with numbers fuels gas mileage confusion

June 29, 2015

Is a new window sticker aimed at clarifying a car’s fuel efficiency having unintended effects? New research from…
Are those jerks at work dragging you down?

May 13, 2015

Sometimes co-workers can enliven your day and even inspire, while others…well, some can be downright soul-crushing. According to…
Updated Instapaper App Gives A Better Speed Reading Experience

March 29, 2015

Istapaper the reader app introduced a speed reading and other features in the released update. The app highlights a single…
Are larger municipalities economically efficient?

November 24, 2014

What is the best size of good political system? Probably, no single study can single-handedly answer this difficult…
What ensures success of a group? GitHub case

July 14, 2014

What ensures success of a group? In order to answer this important question Michael Klug and James P.…
New study reveals the strength of the strongest ties in collaborative problem solving

June 26, 2014

In a study published recently in Nature Scientific Reports, MIT Media Lab researchers showed that networking does not improve team performance. Their…
Researchers develop fuel cells for increased airplane efficiency

June 17, 2014

 Washington State University researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet…
New smart coating could make oil-spill cleanup faster and more efficient

May 22, 2014

In the wake of recent off-shore oil spills, and with the growing popularity of “fracking” — in which…
Production Technology for More Efficient Jet Engines

May 19, 2014

Aircrafts have to be more efficient – a crucial point when it comes to the design of jet…
Big Data keeps complex production running smoothly

March 28, 2014

Industrial plants must function effectively. Remedying production downtimes and breakdowns is an expensive and time consuming business. That…
Using nanotechnology to improve the speed, efficiency and sensitivity of biosensors

March 7, 2014

Yongkang Gao (right) and Filbert J. Bartoli took advantage of nanofabrication advances to improve the resolution of their…
Researchers report on discovery to make solar power less expensive and more efficient

March 5, 2014

Early findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society in Denver. University of…
Light-induced degradation in amorphous silicon thin film solar cells: New insight into microscopic mechanism

February 14, 2014

In the initial state (left), the voids’ internal surfaces are saturated with hydrogen atoms so that no defects…
New study reveals why jellyfish are such efficient swimmers

October 9, 2013

A team of researchers in the U.S. has found that jellyfish are extremely efficient swimmers. In their paper…
New research suggests perovskite as cheaper replacement for silicon-based solar panels

August 19, 2013

Researchers at Oxford Photovoltaics and other companies investigating the use of perovskite—a crystalline organometal—as a replacement for silicon…
Update: Trees using water more efficiently as atmospheric carbon dioxide rises

July 11, 2013

A study by scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Harvard University and partners suggests that trees are responding…
Study shows that people organize daily travel efficiently

May 9, 2013

A population-level study discovers small-scale details about individuals’ choices. Studies of human mobility usually focus on either the…
Diamond as a building material for optical circuits

April 12, 2013

The application of light for information processing opens up a multitude of possibilities. However, to be able to…
MIT ‘cheetah’ robot rivals running animals in efficiency

March 8, 2013

A 70-pound “cheetah” robot designed by MIT researchers may soon outpace its animal counterparts in running efficiency: In…
Working Alone Won’t Get You Good Grades

February 12, 2013

Students who work together and interact online are more likely to be successful in their college classes, according…
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