India’s culture of coping with cancer

Dwaipayan Banerjee’s new book examines the psychological and social terrain of living with cancer in a country where the disease has long been downplayed.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine health-care india research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty books-and-authors program-in-sts

Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy solar covid-19 pollution pandemic policy india research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering technology-and-society photovoltaics

Study sheds light on a classic visual illusion

Neuroscientists delve into how background brightness influences our perception of an object.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: neuroscience vision india research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih

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

Tags: health environment pollution water india research sensors mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management national-science-foundation-nsf tata-center j-wafs

Tracing the origins of air pollutants in India

MIT researchers employ low-cost sensors to detect and track the origins of air pollutants in India.

Fatima Husain | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Sept. 30, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: environment india emissions research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering chemical-engineering

Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change climate development carbon economics global-warming greenhouse-gases india research renewable-energy school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management tata-center department-of-energy-doe alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mitei systems and-society institute-for-data

The gift of light, through science and service

Professor Pawan Sinha addresses a humanitarian need — treatable blindness — and advances our understanding of visual development in the brain.

Stephanie M. McPherson | Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
Jan. 28, 2019 ~15 min

Tags: health medicine neuroscience health-care vision india research volunteering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences public-service outreach

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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