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Storing medical information below the skin’s surface
Storing medical information below the skin’s surface

Specialized dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.

The race to develop renewable energy technologies
The race to develop renewable energy technologies

Mechanical engineers rush to develop energy conversion and storage technologies from renewable sources such as wind, wave, solar, and thermal.

Workshop connects microscale mechanics to real-world alloy design
Workshop connects microscale mechanics to real-world alloy design

“Micromechanics informed alloy design: Overcoming scale-transition challenges” focuses on bridging scale gaps.

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals
Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage.

Making buildings from industrial waste
Making buildings from industrial waste

Following a successful project creating bricks from pulp plant waste in northern India, Elsa Olivetti is looking for ways to repurpose slag produced by the metals industry.

Using online, game-based simulations to train photonic technicians and engineers
Using online, game-based simulations to train photonic technicians and engineers

MIT wins $5 million grant to develop a virtual lab that will prepare students for jobs in industry and government.

Collaborating for irrigation access solutions: Where policy and engineering meet
Collaborating for irrigation access solutions: Where policy and engineering meet

A J-WAFS connection brings together two MIT research teams helping to advance irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa.

2.009 lights up the stage
2.009 lights up the stage

Student projects presented at the annual MIT event range from beekeeping safety to custom cosmetics.

This object-recognition dataset stumped the world’s best computer vision models
This object-recognition dataset stumped the world’s best computer vision models

Objects are posed in varied positions and shot at odd angles to spur new AI techniques.

Fostering forward momentum
Fostering forward momentum

Thomas Kochan, Julie Shah, and Evelyn Wang honored by graduate students as "Committed to Caring."

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