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Massachusetts Institute of Technology  /  MIT Museum
Building N51   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm  /  Closed Major Holidays

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News at Noon Archives

View news and videos from the MIT Museum's newest lunchtime series, presented in collaboration with the MIT News Office.

Fall 2012

Take a break for breaking news! Meet MIT visionaries and learn about their front-page research in the MIT Museum's new lunchtime series. Connect with local colleagues before and after the program. Download PDF

October 26: Meet Kripa Varanasi, Doherty Associate Professor of Ocean Utilization at MIT, and discuss how his group's research on "slippery surfaces" is being applied to improving ketchup bottles, desalination plants, and oil pipelines.

November 2: Meet Jeffrey Karp, MIT HST faculty and co-director of the Center for Regenerative Therapeutics at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and learn about his team's new medical adhesive that is safe enough for an infant's delicate skin. View video.

November 9: Professor Devavrat Shah will discuss how he uses his machine-learning algorithm to predict trends hours in advance of recognition by Twitter! View video.

November 16: Mary (Missy) Cummings, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, will discuss her team's studies of the effects of boredom and distraction in operators of automated systems. Decide how her research can be applied to your place of employment! View video.

November 30: Meet Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the Center for Bits and Atoms, and Ara Knaian, who have developed one of the world's smallest robots, the Milli-Motein which can reconfigure itself in a matter of seconds. View video.

December 7: Burcu Erkmen, graduate student in the HST program, will discuss her research with Professors Utkan Demirci and Ed Boyden to develop 3-D brain tissue constructs. On the way to accomplishing this complex task, Erkmen and team adapted multiple layer photolithography to precisely build tissue structures only microns in size. View video.

 

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