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materialsInterview of Skylar Tibbits MIT Self-Assembly Lab at C2 Montreal #C2M18

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Skylar Tibbits is the founder & co-director of the the Self-Assembly research lab at MIT. They are inventing self-assembly and programmable material technologies. The Lab looks at making simpler materials only products without robotics but still creates robotic like effects. …

commercializationRoll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition system makes long sheets of high quality graphene

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MIT has combined a roll-to-roll approach — a common industrial approach for continuous processing of thin foils — with the common graphene-fabrication technique of chemical vapor deposition, to manufacture high-quality graphene in large quantities and at a high rate. The …

materialsStronger and tougher fiber created by MIT

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MIT has used new gel electrospinning for thinner fibers. This has enabled them to create materials that are stronger and tougher than Kevlar and Dyneema. Journal of Material Science – Ultrafine high performance polyethylene fibers Abstract Stiff, strong and tough …

materialsMIT atomic computer modeling to find stronger concrete

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MIT researchers have discovered the beginnings of a new approach to producing concrete that is inspired by the hierarchical arrangements of simple building blocks in natural materials. The findings could lead to new ways to make concrete stronger and to …

algorithmSuper tiny drones will be made with computer chips that are 100 times more energy efficient

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Engineers have worked made drones the size of a bumblebee and loaded them with even tinier sensors and cameras. Almost every part of a drone has been made smaller, except for the brains of the entire operation — the computer …

airplanesGasoline powered Drones that can stay aloft for five days

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MIT engineers has come up with a much less expensive UAV design that can hover for longer durations to provide wide-ranging communications support. The researchers designed, built, and tested a UAV resembling a thin glider with a 24-foot wingspan. The …

3d printingMIT 3D printing for faster, cheaper, more adaptable building construction

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Large building structures built could be produced faster and less expensively than traditional construction methods allow using a new MIT 3d printing system. A building could also be completely customized to the needs of a particular site and the desires …

mitJustice League Trailers actually look good

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The DC movies have been underwhelming other than the Dark Knight Series and a few of the Batman movies before them and the first Superman movie. The first Justice League movie looks ok based on the trailers. Fueled by his …

futureUS Army will make two technology demonstrators for next generation armor vehicles by 2022

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2022 will be the year of decision for the Army’s nascent Next Generation Combat Vehicle, officials told the Association of the US Army conference here today. That’s when “at least two” NGCV demonstrators get field-tested by real troops. Those soldiers’ …

graphenePresident Trump creates holding company structure for the White House

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President elect Trump has re-organized the White House structure into a holding company like setup. Last week, a new White House entity called the National Trade Council (NTC) was unveiled to oversee many of the same responsibilities of the NEC …