Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
MicroRNA detection on the cheap
March 28, 2013MIT alumni’s startup provides rapid, cost-effective microRNA profiling, which is beneficial for diagnosing diseases.
MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
March 4, 2013New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
Q&A: U.S. immigration policy and entrepreneurship
February 28, 2013MIT’s Bill Aulet, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook and Edward Roberts discuss the challenges facing foreign-born entrepreneurs under U.S. immigration policy.
MIT report identifies keys to new American innovation
February 22, 2013From ‘Main Street’ firms to multinationals, improvements possible in funding of research, collaboration among manufacturers.
Beefing up public-key encryption
February 15, 2013MIT researchers show how to secure widely used encryption schemes against attackers who have intercepted examples of successful decryption.
CSAIL launches entrepreneurship initiative
February 7, 2013Aims to help students turn computer science ideas into successful technology startups
Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
Legatum Fellows bring innovation to emerging markets
February 1, 2013Students see opportunities in the emerging economies of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
MIT students create new medical devices
January 30, 2013Precision machine design class links doctors with students to find ways of meeting pressing medical needs for new technology.
ESD alumna wins Singapore Challenge Prize
January 29, 2013Lynette Cheah and team take first place at international competition for their innovative transportation plan.
SuperUROP propels undergraduate research to next level
January 23, 2013Poster session showcases student advances in key technologies and attracts faculty, venture capitalists and industry sponsors.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Research, Undergraduate, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (SuperUROP), Student life, Students, Computer science and technology, Digital technology, Entrepreneurship, Alumni/ae
Science students hold design-thinking workshop
January 22, 2013Program aims to help students gain perspective on new methodologies, improve overall research skills.
Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last
January 20, 2013Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments.
Michael Liebreich sees shift to cleaner energy as inevitable
January 17, 2013Chief executive officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance says clean energy will eventually be the norm.
James Utterback honored as exemplar of excellence
January 16, 2013Professor was honored by KU Leuven at its bi-annual Leuven International Forum.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
Also labeled: Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Koch Institute, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Health sciences and technology, Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Nanoelectronics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Polymers, Research
Chips that can steer light
January 9, 2013Record-setting ‘optical phased arrays’ could lead to better laser rangefinders, smaller medical-imaging devices and even holographic TVs.
Guaranteed delivery — in ad hoc networks
January 9, 2013A new algorithm for message dissemination in decentralized networks is faster than its predecessors but, unlike them, guarantees delivery.
Also labeled: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Algorithms, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Awards, honors and fellowships, Graduate, postdoctoral, Students, Ad hoc networks, distributed algorithms, Decentralized networks, Gossip algorithms, Communications protocols, Research
Students develop assistive technologies
January 8, 2013Undergraduate teams create helpful phone apps and devices for people with disabilities.
How to stop leaks — the way blood does
January 8, 2013Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.