Health Benefits of Beans

The old children’s rhyme was right: beans ARE good for your heart. So are lentils and other nutritious legumes, which are great sources of vegetarian protein and high-quality carbohydrates. (The other part of that rhyme was...

Health Benefits of Condiments, Sauces, and Flavorings

Not all flavorings are created equal! Before you top your dish with mayo, ketchup, soy sauce, or other condiments, check out how they may affect your health. Condiments aren’t just toppings, they are...

Fruit and Vegetable Juice: How Food Affects Health

Fruit juices may seem like nutritious sources of vitamins and minerals, but they are super-concentrated in naturally occurring sugar. And commercial vegetable juices, for that matter, are often high in sodium — making them less healthy...

Dulcie and Sarah from Two Tarts

It is run by Dulcie Wilcox and Sarah Welle, two friends with a shared passion for cooking and photography. When you visit their blog, you'll find beautiful seasonal recipes using local ingredients. While the Colorado natives are...

Sun-Soaking Device Turns Water Into Superheated Steam

MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce “superheated” steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics. On a sunny day,...

Ingestible Capsule Can Be Controlled Wirelessly

Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can...

Hybrid Qubits Solve Key Hurdle To Quantum Computing

Spin-based quantum computers have the potential to tackle difficult mathematical problems that cannot be solved using ordinary computers, but many problems remain in making these machines scalable. Now, an international group of researchers led by the RIKEN...

Researchers Link Realism To Blockchain’s Promise

Depending on who you ask, blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize the world — from creating a universal currency to building a free and truly private internet. Or, the new technology, built with a combination of encryption...

Wireless ‘Pacemaker For The Brain’ Could Offer New Treatment For Neurological Disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and...

Customizing Computer-Aided Design

MIT researchers have devised a technique that “reverse engineers” complex 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models, making them far easier for users to customize for manufacturing and 3-D printing applications. Nearly all commercial products start...