A scientist turns to entrepreneurship

After delivering novel computational methods for nuclear problems, nuclear science and engineering PhD candidate Pablo Ducru plunges into startup life.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

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New approach to sustainable building takes shape in Boston

A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cities sustainability energy startups architecture carbon greenhouse-gases emissions research school-of-architecture-and-planning innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie building

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

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Alumni-founded robotic kitchen cooks up tasty meals | MIT News

Spyce, a robot-assisted restaurant located in Boston, was invented to respond to a common MIT student desire: good, low-cost food.

Julie Barr | MIT Alumni Association • mit
July 2, 2018 ~4 min

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Reliable energy for all | MIT News

Graduate student Prosper Nyovanie wants to power off-grid communities worldwide with scalable solar electric systems.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 12, 2018 ~8 min

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