Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: neuroscience imaging microscopy tissue-engineering research school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes picower-institute chemical-engineering

With lidar and artificial intelligence, road status clears up after a disaster

Automated tools can help emergency managers make decisions, plan routes, and quantify road damage at city scales.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
April 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence imaging natural-disasters research sensors weather radar technology-and-society algorithms lincoln-laboratory disaster-response

Mirrored chip could enable handheld dark-field microscopes

Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: imaging bacteria quantum-dots photonics biology microscopy microbes research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse national-institutes-of-nih

Researchers discover a new way to control infrared light

The new method could impact devices used in imaging, machine learning, and more.

Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Jan. 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: imaging photonics research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse lincoln-laboratory defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

An algorithm with an eye for visibility helps pilots in Alaska

Real-time visibility estimates are a critical need in remote areas where visual flight is common and automated weather stations are scarce.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Jan. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: imaging research weather aviation algorithms lincoln-laboratory

Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: imaging research medical-devices mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes lincoln-laboratory


SMART discovers nondisruptive way to characterize the surface of nanoparticles

New method overcomes limitations of existing chemical procedures and may accelerate nanoengineering of materials.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Nov. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: imaging agriculture research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 28, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: chemistry imaging research polymers school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih drug-delivery

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: genetics imaging broad-institute profile research drug-development school-of-engineering faculty biological-engineering microfluidics

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