Less-wasteful laser-cutting

Fabricaide, developed at MIT CSAIL, provides live design feedback to help users reduce leftover material.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Feb. 17, 2021 ~4 min

Better learning with shape-shifting objects

MIT study shows the power of adaptive training tools, like a basketball hoop that shrinks and raises as you make shots.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 7, 2020 ~4 min

When playing favorites can hurt growth

Study finds China’s industrial-park policy is better for productivity when political connections are not a factor.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

Report outlines route toward better jobs, wider prosperity

MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future identifies ways to align new technologies with durable careers.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~17 min

Globalised economy making water, energy and land insecurity worse: study

The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Electronic design tool morphs interactive objects

MorphSensor lets users digitally model an object’s form and electronic function in one integrated space.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 22, 2020 ~5 min

SMART researchers develop fast and efficient method to produce red blood cells

New technology cuts cell culture time by half and uses more targeted cell sorting and purification methods.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Helping robots avoid collisions

Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Approval of a coronavirus vaccine would be just the beginning – huge production challenges could cause long delays

Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.

Bruce Y. Lee, Professor of Health Policy and Management, City University of New York • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~11 min

The factory of the future, batteries not included

Everactive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 20, 2020 ~8 min

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