Biology

A starfish larva is shown here to the right of a vortex of water. Stanford research reveals that starfish larvae evolved a mechanism that can either stir the water to bring food closer or propel the organism toward better feeding grounds. (Image credit: Rebecca Konte / Prakash Lab)

Tiny starfish larvae employ a complex and previously unknown survival mechanism involving whorls of water that either bring food to them or speed them away...

Health

Technology

Dec 16, 2016

 

Robo-rescuers may be ready to deploy in the next five to 10 years,...

Aug 08, 2016

Silicon chips can store data in billionths of a second, but phase-change...

Jun 16, 2016

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory...

Environment

“There’s no question that carbon dioxide is the biggest contributor to human-caused climate change, so that’s the big focus of mitigation efforts. But there are a number of others that are also significant,” says Jessika Trancik, the Atlantic Richfield Career Development Associate Professor in Energy Studies at MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society.

When hearing the words “greenhouse gas,” most people think immediately of carbon dioxide. This is indeed the greenhouse gas that is currently producing the...

ENERGY

Though they’re not quite ready for boarding a lá “Fantastic Voyage,” nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are...

SPACE

Aug 08, 2016

Scientists in their preliminary findings suggest signs of life from under...

Jul 07, 2016

A new study of the early universe reveals how it could have been formed from...

May 26, 2016

New research has revealed that fewer than predicted planets may be capable...