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December 8, 2014

Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply

MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.

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November 19, 2014

Running the color gamut

If LCD TVs start getting much more colorful — and energy-efficient — in the next few years, it will probably be thanks to MIT spinout QD Vision, a pioneer of quantum-dot television displays.

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October 30, 2014

In 2064, This Is Your Life As An Energy Generator

We’ve been all over MIT researcher Donald Sadoway’s new “dirt cheap” liquid metal battery ever since it was a glimmer in his eye, so when Sadoway’s name came up in the context of a sponsored series for the investment firm Alger, that provided a go

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October 28, 2014

Beating battery drain

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern.

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