Highly sensitive trigger enables rapid detection of biological agents

The Rapid Agent Aerosol Detector developed at Lincoln Laboratory has demonstrated excellent accuracy in identifying toxic biological particles suspended in the air.

Dorothy Ryan | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research sensors security-studies-and-military lincoln-laboratory

Exhaled biomarkers can reveal lung disease

Specialized nanoparticles create a “breath signal” that could be used to diagnose pneumonia and other infectious or genetic diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: medicine research sensors school-of-engineering harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs nanoscience-and-nanotechnology koch-institute health-sciences-and-technology lincoln-laboratory diagnostics

Letting robots manipulate cables

Robotic gripper with soft sensitive fingers developed at MIT CSAIL can handle cables with unprecedented dexterity.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robotics artificial-intelligence robots research sensors school-of-engineering algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing distributed-robotics-laboratory

Towable sensor free-falls to measure vertical slices of ocean conditions

Instrument may help scientists assess the ocean’s response to climate change.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics climate-change water research sensors school-of-science oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps ocean-science

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health medicine electronics nasa research sensors athletics design media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning

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

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