System can sterilize medical tools using solar heat

Device could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity in off-grid areas.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Making a remarkable material even better

Aerogels for solar devices and windows are more transparent than glass.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Feb. 25, 2020 ~17 min

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Instrument may enable mail-in testing to detect heavy metals in water

Whisk-shaped device absorbs trace contaminants, preserves them in dry state that can be shipped to labs for analysis.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 25, 2020 ~9 min

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Saving heat until you need it

A new concept for thermal energy storage involves a material that absorbs heat as it melts and releases it as it resolidifies.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 19, 2018 ~15 min

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Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking | MIT News

New design can be tuned to an individual’s body weight and size.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 26, 2018 ~9 min

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New system recovers fresh water from power plants | MIT News

Technology captures water evaporating from cooling towers; prototype to be installed on MIT’s Central Utility Plant.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 8, 2018 ~8 min

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Translational Research Program to help MIT researchers achieve real-world impact | MIT News

Tata Center for Technology and Design program "aims to close the gap between ideas and implementation," says program director Jason Prapas.

Shivangi Misra | Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
June 6, 2018 ~4 min

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Fundamental equations guide marine robots to optimal sampling sites | MIT News

New principled approach helps autonomous underwater vehicles explore the ocean in an intelligent, energy-efficient manner.

MIT News Office • mit
May 9, 2018 ~9 min

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Tata Center adds eight new projects to its 2018-2019 portfolio | MIT News

MIT principal investigators will receive funding and support for projects seeking an impact in the developing world.

Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
April 12, 2018 ~1 min

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