Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

Field tested system could provide drinking water in extremely arid locations (Researchers at MIT have developed a new device that is able to extract moisture from very dry air. Image: Courtesy of the researchers)   (March 22, David L. Chandler, MIT News Office) It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get…

History Suggests Years Of Economic Growth Ahead

Millions of Millenials enter workforce, already affecting data – 2017 Dec/Jan #8-6 (This chart gives a clear view of the Baby Boomer effect and appears to be signalling a repeat performance. Source: Ciovacco Capital) Current leading economic indicators hit levels not seen in years or even decades December 1, 2017: Do you know or remember what happened to…

Systemic Review Reveals Diabetes/Probiotics Link

Probiotics decrease serum cholesterol levels, prevent insulin resistance The term probiotic refers to dietary supplements and foods that contain “beneficial” or “friendly” bacteria. The organisms themselves are also called probiotics. Image: berkeleywellness.com   Probiotics play a huge role in digestion and help boost immune response Many of us are ignorant about the importance and benefits…

Engineers Design “Tree-on-a-Chip”

Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power Engineers have designed a microfluidic device they call a “tree-on-a-chip,” which mimics the pumping mechanism of trees and other plants. Image: news.mit.edu Requires no moving parts or external pumps, able to pump water and sugars through chip at steady flow rate for days March 20, 2017: Trees and other…

10 Times As Strong As Steel

Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known 3-D-printed gyroid models such as this one were used to test the strength and mechanical properties of a new lightweight material. Photo: Melanie Gonick/MIT Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT bring the strength of 2-D materials and the power of material architecture design together…