From MIT's Lincoln Laboratory comes a new drug called DRACO (Double-stranded RNA Activated Caspase Oligomerizers). Apparently DRACO is able to successfully treat 'nearly any viral infection'. This is accomplished because DRACO targets cells which have a type of RNA (double stranded RNA, dsRNA) which is only found in cells infected with a virus.
To date this anti-viral drug has been tested to be successful against 15 different types of viruses.
This is a video of a robot from MIT that uses sticky finger pads and some fancy foot articulation to climb walls.
The Folks at MIT recently demonstrated their scheme for wireless transmission of electricity, called WiTricity. The scheme is based on magnetically coupled resonant objects. Two objects which resonate at the same frequency are able to efficiently exchange energy while ignoring other objects. This method is in contrast to other forms of radio frequency transmission of electricity. Transmission of power by means of radio frequency results in an in-efficient system because energy is transmitted radially from the power source.
The experiment published in 'Science' demonstrated the powering of a 60 watt light bulb from 7 feet away.
MIT has developed a piece of software called SpaceNet 1.3 which is designed to manage Earth-Moon supply logistics. The software will ensure a steady supply of equipment and consumables to settlements on the Moon and, in the future, Mars.