Hybrid drones carry heavier payloads for greater distances sartup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight

Hybrid drones Startup’s: MIT alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 is a technology innovator and entrepreneur with several engineering “firsts” under his belt. In the mid-1990s, Phan helped build the Draper Small Autonomous Aerial Vehicle, the world’s first fully autonomous helicopter. While working on Wall Street in the early 2000s, he became an early […]

Positive thinking:The negative side of positive thinking Study finds optimism may curb action

The negative side of positive thinking Study finds optimism may curb action Two Democratic fundraising emails were sent to supporters. In one version, the candidate was leading a closely contested race; in the other, he was trailing. Which email got more clicks and coaxed more donations?     Perhaps counterintuitively, the losing candidate’s message sparked […]