MIT researchers have come up with a dirt-cheap solution to curbing methane emissions in the airâa major cause of global warmingâusing minerals commonly found in cat litter. Methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and is mostly being emitted by such sources as slash-and-burn agriculture, mining, and dairy farming. âA lot […]
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Zeolite, a clay material found in kitty litter, may be the next tool to help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. GK Hart / Vikki Hart via Getty Images Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a…
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have found a potent new tool in the fight against global warming. It is basically cat litter. They soaked an odor-eating clay used in cat boxes in a copper solution…
Researchers Overcome ‘Major Hurdle’ in Reversing Deafness, Discovering Gene Responsible for Crucial Cells
Scientists can now create new hearing cells that can overcome deafness caused by aging. Considered a “major hurdle” to reversing hearing loss, the gene discovery allows the production of inner or outer ear hair cells. Hearing loss due to aging, noise, and certain cancer therapy drugs and antibiotics has up until now been seen as […]
MIT engineers have developed a paper-thin loudspeaker that can turn any surface into an active audio source. This thin-film loudspeaker produces sound with minimal distortion while using a fraction of the energy required by a traditional loudspeaker. The hand-sized loudspeaker the team demonstrated, which weighs about as much as a dime, can generate high-quality sound […]
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The problem is also widespread across the country, affecting not only the typical hot spots in the northwest and southeast but also regions that aren’t used to seeing so much extreme heat, Mondal says. And the effects are even more…
When the 2015 Paris Agreement set a long-term goal of keeping global warming “well below 2 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels” to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it did not specify how its nearly 200 signatory nations…
A spinoff from MIT, Frequency Therapeutics, has a new drug candidate that stimulates the growth of hair cells in the inner ear. Zach Winn | MIT News Most of us know someone affected by hearing loss, but we may not fully appreciate the hardships that lack of hearing can bring. Hearing loss can lead to […]
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Amazon.com has joined the international BOTTLE consortium to develop the technologies needed to reduce plastic pollution through innovation in materials and recycling. Imagine a new technology that breaks down existing plastic materials to create a new, innovative type of material. This new material could then be broken down more easily when recycledâand even biodegrade in […]
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