Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: food agriculture data economics funding africa school-of-engineering idss research collaboration

Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science | May 29, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: school-of-science physics research quantum-computing materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering metals laboratory-for-nuclear-science center-for-theoretical-physics collaboration funding alumniae

Fabrics poised to become the new software

Basic research advance leads to production of more than 250,000 chips embedded within fibers in less than a year.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office | May 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: cambridge boston-and-region industry technology-and-society innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie materials-science-and-engineering dmse school-of-engineering electronics research manufacturing collaboration government


Steering fusion’s “D-turn”

Research scientist Alessandro Marinoni shows that reversing traditional plasma shaping provides greater stability for fusion reactions.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center | May 17, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: plasma-science-and-fusion-center school-of-science school-of-engineering fusion energy physics collaboration research nuclear-science-and-engineering

MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world

MISTI Global Seed Funds program awards another $2 million to researchers across the Institute.

MISTI | April 17, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences misti research faculty funding international-initiatives global center-for-international-studies collaboration

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 | April 9, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: agriculture food mechanical-engineering supply-chains technology-and-society sustainability research invention startups chemistry biological-engineering collaboration j-wafs innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie school-of-science school-of-engineering bacteria


CEE event showcases multidisciplinary opportunities

Ninth annual Research Speed Dating event fosters intradepartmental collaboration and facilitates discussion of future efforts to solve global issues.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 12, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering climate-change autonomous-vehicles biology microbiome pollution collaboration special-events-and-guest-speakers research students graduate postdoctoral faculty


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