Discerning the texture of urban resilience

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers are investigating how the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub
March 30, 2020 | mit

~10 mins   

Tags: concrete-sustainability-hub school-of-engineering hurricanes construction architecture climate-change natural-disasters civil-and-environmental-engineering research cities urban-studies-and-planning sustainability

Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
March 30, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: 3-d-printing biological-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering electronics mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering neuroscience brain-and-cognitive-sciences

How to get conductive gels to stick when wet

A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 20, 2020 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: research mechanical-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering bioinspiration national-science-foundation-nsf civil-and-environmental-engineering

Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Anne Trafton | Jennifer Chu | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 12, 2020 | mit

~11 mins   

Tags: research bacteria public-health microbes medicine chemical-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering disease transportation influenza institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Study finds Earth’s oceans contain just the right amount of iron; adding more may not improve their ability to absorb carbon dioxide.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Feb. 17, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: civil-and-environmental-engineering climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment microbes oceanography-and-ocean-engineering research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Why C. difficile infection spreads despite increased sanitation practices

Research underscores infection is not a common hospital transmission.

Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Feb. 12, 2020 | mit

~4 mins   

Tags: civil-and-environmental-engineering division-of-comparative-medicine medicine disease bacteria biology health microbes research school-of-engineering school-of-science

Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
Feb. 6, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research public-health civil-and-environmental-engineering disease health transportation influenza misti school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Improving pavement networks by predicting the future

CSHub researchers have developed a pavement maintenance model that considers future uncertainties to improve performance and lower cost.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub
Feb. 5, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: concrete-sustainability-hub infrastructure transportation research civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering



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