New Method for Generating X-Rays

By using plasmons to “wiggle” a free electron in a sheet of graphene, researchers have developed a new method for generating X-rays. In this image of one of their simulations, the color and height represent th... Read More...
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MIT Researcher’s Autonomous Drone Avoids Trees at 30 MPH

An MIT researcher built a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, or drone) that can fly itself while avoiding obstacles in its path. Andrew Barry, a PhD student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), says, “Everyone is building drones these days, but nobody knows how to get them to stop running into things.” Popular recreational drones can’t fly themselves because the required equipment, such as Lidar sensors, are too big to fit on their small frames. To get around this, Barry came up with an efficient algorithm that saves time and space by processing only the necessary information.
MIT IoT Chip

Efficient Chip for Internet of Things

The Internet of Things continues to gain momentum in tech circles and across pop culture. The idea is that any object could be equipped with sensors and processors, and exchange data could make our lives easier... Read More...