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Entirely new way to filter light achieved by MIT researchers

An entirely new way to filter light, one that has long been sought but until now remained elusive, has been achieved by researchers at MIT. For the first time, it’s become possible to selectively filter light according to its direction of propagation……

Tree branches make very effective improvised water filters: MIT researchers

A very low-tech, but highly effective, new approach to water filtration has been developed by researchers at MIT. Using nothing but a small piece of sapwood, which you can find just about anywhere, you can filter out more than 99% of the dangerous microorganisms……

MIT researchers create optical switch that can be controlled by a single photon

Researchers at MIT have created an optical switch so small it can be controlled by a single photon, raising the possibility of creating microprocessors based on the passage of light through a circuit rather than electricity. The technique could allow…  …

Police surround MIT building after shots fired in Boston

Security guards surrounded a building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology late Thursday after shots were fired, the prestigious university said on its website. “Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have occurred,” the emergency alert notice said. MIT is located in Boston, where two bombs…

MIT scientists have built a camera that can peer around corners

New technology could lead to devices that can spot people hidden from view or inspect components deep inside machines. Scientists at MIT have built a camera that can peer around corners and see objects that would otherwise be hidden from sight. By overcoming a major challenge in optics and image…

MIT to offer labs, certificates to virtual students

BOSTON (Reuters) – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing technology that will allow students taking courses online to use simulated labs, interact with professors and other students, and earn certificates. “The driver is to reach everyone out there who can’t be here,” MIT Provost Rafael Reif said on a…

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