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The human gut teems with bacteria, many of their species still unknown. They help us digest food and absorb nutrients, and they play a part in protecting our intestinal walls.
Vermont has hired a policy architect of the Affordable Care Act as an economic consultant to help the Shumlin administration vet different single-payer financing scenarios.
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, believes that the time is right for technology to become humanized, and that social robotics can help with elder care and disease management.
In late June, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an article showing that elite male scientists hire fewer women than other male scientists or elite women do.
Small-scale deformation phenomena that occur in bone are thought to have a significant influence on the large scale behavior of this material."
At MAC Football Media Day, commissioner Jon Steinbrecher gave his yearly "State of the MAC" speech to the media.
Researchers have developed a device that allows multiple robotic platforms to follow the path of certain odors.
Troy, N.Y. - Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier has been named the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
An MIT security expert says that Israel's famed Iron Dome missile defense system is flawed, with a success rate of under five percent.
This undated file photo provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass., who was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass.
The Undergraduate Research Program also offers travel grants for students who have been accepted at a conference or competition abroad.
According to new research by the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , young adults want advice from their grandparents to help guide their own financial decisions.
Despite tremendous advances in psychological care, researchers are still uncertain as to the mechanism by which psychotherapy influences the brain and improves a person's condition.
Have you ever tried opening a jar with one hand? What about peeling a banana? You could use your teeth, but wouldn't an extra pair of fingers come in handy? Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology think so and have developed a wearable robotic device that could someday add two strong fingers to your hand.
Three students from MIT have created a machine that is sure to delight your inner child and tempt your sweet tooth.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 01:24 am
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