Engineers produce a fisheye lens that’s completely flat

The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: light research school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory augmented-and-virtual-reality computer-vision

Helping robots avoid collisions

Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robotics machine-learning startups manufacturing research school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-vision

Rapid test for Covid-19 shows improved sensitivity

A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: medicine crispr public-health covid-19 pandemic broad-institute viruses research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences biological-engineering mcgovern-institute

Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Wireless device captures sleep data without using cameras or body sensors; could aid patients with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, or bedsores.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health medicine research wireless school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

A new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics

SMART researchers find exposing bacteria to hydrogen sulfide can increase antimicrobial sensitivity in bacteria that do not produce H2S.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health medicine public-health bacteria health-care antibiotics pharmaceuticals research school-of-engineering biological-engineering bioengineering-and-biotechnology singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

Helping companies prioritize their cybersecurity investments

By securely aggregating sensitive data from cyber-attacks, the SCRAM platform from MIT CSAIL can quantify an organization’s level of security and suggest what to prioritize.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Sept. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: industry policy research cyber-security privacy school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology sloan-school-of-management technology-and-society computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail security-studies-and-military electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Making health care more personal

The company Health at Scale uses machine learning to improve outcomes for individual patients.

Zach Winn | Becky Ham | MIT News Office | MIT News correspondent • mit
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning startups health-care data research school-of-engineering harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail

Robot takes contact-free measurements of patients’ vital signs

Mobile system could reduce health care workers’ exposure to Covid-19 virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robotics medicine covid-19 pandemic research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering computer-vision health-science-and-technology

A new platform for controlled delivery of key nanoscale drugs and more

The novel approach, developed by MIT chemical engineers, could help create more efficient consumer products, including drugs, cosmetics, and food.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pharmaceuticals research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering drug-delivery

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