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

CEE event showcases multidisciplinary opportunities

Ninth annual Research Speed Dating event fosters intradepartmental collaboration and facilitates discussion of future efforts to solve global issues.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
March 12, 2019 ~11 min

Tags: climate-change pollution biology microbiome graduate research autonomous-vehicles students school-of-engineering special-events-and-guest-speakers faculty collaboration civil-and-environmental-engineering postdoctoral

Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials’ properties

New system of “strain engineering” can change a material’s optical, electrical, and thermal properties.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 11, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence carbon research school-of-engineering international-initiatives collaboration materials-science-and-engineering dmse nuclear-science-and-engineering

How different types of knowledge impact the growth of new firms

Study explores the micromechanisms underlying regional economic diversification.

Helen Knight | MIT Media Lab • mit
Dec. 20, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: industry economics research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie collaboration business-and-management

New climate model to be built from the ground up

Scientists and engineers will collaborate in a new Climate Modeling Alliance to advance climate modeling and prediction.

School of Science • mit
Dec. 12, 2018 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change environment climate nasa research school-of-science collaboration national-science-foundation-nsf oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps ocean-science earth-and-atmospheric-sciences fluid-dynamics oceans-at-mit

First two-dimensional material that performs as both topological insulator and superconductor

MIT researchers have demonstrated that a Tungsten ditelluride-based transistor combines two different electronic states of matter.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Oct. 31, 2018 ~10 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing superconductors research school-of-science collaboration materials-science-and-engineering materials-research-laboratory 2-d

MIT Portugal collaboration enters new phase

MPP2030 is focused on education, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

MIT Portugal Program • mit
Oct. 26, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: education climate-change teaching research school-of-engineering global international-initiatives collaboration academics mit-portugal special-events-and-speakers

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