Gamma radiation found ineffective in sterilizing N95 masks

Nuclear scientists and biomedical researchers team up to investigate whether treatment with gamma radiation could make N95 masks more reusable.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 10, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 pandemic health-care research medical-devices school-of-engineering harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology collaboration materials-science-and-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes nuclear-science-and-engineering

How to tackle depression in Japan?

CCI and Takeda collaborate on a theoretical approach leveraging networks of people and machines in support of individuals experiencing depression.

Annalyn Bachmann | Center for Collective Intelligence • mit
Feb. 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: mental-health depression industry health-care disease research apps technology-and-society collaboration systems-engineering center-for-collective-intelligence


Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
May 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: africa funding agriculture economics food data research school-of-engineering collaboration idss

Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science • mit
May 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: physics funding quantum-computing research metals school-of-engineering school-of-science alumniae collaboration laboratory-for-nuclear-science materials-science-and-engineering center-for-theoretical-physics

Fabrics poised to become the new software

Basic research advance leads to production of more than 250,000 chips embedded within fibers in less than a year.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
May 21, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: electronics manufacturing industry cambridge research government school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie technology-and-society collaboration materials-science-and-engineering dmse boston-and-region


Steering fusion’s “D-turn”

Research scientist Alessandro Marinoni shows that reversing traditional plasma shaping provides greater stability for fusion reactions.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
May 17, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: physics energy research school-of-engineering school-of-science collaboration nuclear-science-and-engineering plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion

MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world

MISTI Global Seed Funds program awards another $2 million to researchers across the Institute.

MISTI • mit
April 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: funding research global school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty international-initiatives collaboration misti center-for-international-studies

MIT spinout seeks to transform food safety testing

An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab • mit
April 9, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry sustainability bacteria startups agriculture food supply-chains research invention mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie technology-and-society collaboration biological-engineering j-wafs

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