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Robert Langer named 2018 US Science Envoy
Robert Langer named 2018 US Science Envoy

Institute Professor chosen to help forge connections and identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation.

Broadening the range of material rewards
Broadening the range of material rewards

Headed by Carl Thompson, the newly formed Materials Research Laboratory opens up opportunities for industrial partnerships.

Faster analysis of medical images
Faster analysis of medical images

Algorithm makes the process of comparing 3-D scans up to 1,000 times faster.

CSAIL launches new five-year collaboration with iFlyTek
CSAIL launches new five-year collaboration with iFlyTek

Lab will work with Chinese company on research in artificial intelligence, language processing, and human-computer interaction.

MIT engineers build smart power outlet
MIT engineers build smart power outlet

Design can “learn” to identify plugged-in appliances, distinguish dangerous electrical spikes from benign ones.

MIT engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors
MIT engineers configure RFID tags to work as sensors

Platform may enable continuous, low-cost, reliable devices that detect chemicals in the environment.

Getting the world off dirty diesels
Getting the world off dirty diesels

Gasoline-alcohol engines for heavy-duty trucks could produce a meaningful improvement in global air quality.

MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera
MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera

Probiotic bacteria can diagnose, prevent, and treat infections.

Magnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch
Magnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch

New printing technique could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices.

Teaching robots how to move objects
Teaching robots how to move objects

PhD candidate and Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza helps to improve how robots interact with the world.

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