MIT researchers highlight the impacts of logjams in river restoration projects

New analysis can help scientists and engineers better assess flood risk and habitat creation associated with restoration efforts.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Sept. 25, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change environment research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering

New Semilab SE-2000 Spectroscopic Ellipsometer at MIT.nano

Instrument can provide information on various properties of thin films via a combination of optical characterization and modeling.

MIT.nano • mit
Sept. 25, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: research school-of-engineering school-of-science facilities nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mitnano

Engineers produce a fisheye lens that’s completely flat

The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: light research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory augmented-and-virtual-reality computer-vision

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

Tags: robotics machine-learning startups manufacturing research school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-vision

Rapid test for Covid-19 shows improved sensitivity

A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: medicine crispr public-health covid-19 pandemic broad-institute viruses research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences biological-engineering mcgovern-institute

Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Wireless device captures sleep data without using cameras or body sensors; could aid patients with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, or bedsores.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health medicine research wireless school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

A new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics

SMART researchers find exposing bacteria to hydrogen sulfide can increase antimicrobial sensitivity in bacteria that do not produce H2S.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health medicine public-health bacteria health-care antibiotics pharmaceuticals research school-of-engineering biological-engineering bioengineering-and-biotechnology singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

Helping companies prioritize their cybersecurity investments

By securely aggregating sensitive data from cyber-attacks, the SCRAM platform from MIT CSAIL can quantify an organization’s level of security and suggest what to prioritize.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Sept. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: industry policy research cyber-security privacy school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology sloan-school-of-management technology-and-society computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail security-studies-and-military electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

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