Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economics policial-science politics social-sciences development developing-countries research

Local rocks can yield more crops

J-WAFS-funded MIT research team shows a new method of fertilizer production can better suit the needs of farms in Africa and around the globe.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab | Feb. 12, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: water food agriculture climate-change school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering technology-and-society sustainability research pollution africa environment developing-countries j-wafs dmse

Improving crop yields while conserving resources

PhD student Julia Sokol is helping develop drip irrigation technologies that allow farmers to save water and energy.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Dec. 20, 2018 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: graduate postdoctoral students profile agriculture sustainability research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering developing-countries water

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 | June 26, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  assistive-technology  developing-countries  india  mechanical-engineering  research  school-of-engineering  tata-center

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 | June 12, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  africa  alternative-energy  business-and-management  renewable-energy  developing-countries  energy  global  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  leadership  startups  students  graduate  graduate-postdoctoral

J-WAFS awards over $1.3 million in fourth round of seed grant funding | MIT News

Eleven principal investigators from six MIT departments will receive grants totaling over $1.3 million, overhead free, for research on food and water challenges.

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab | May 25, 2018
~12 mins |

Tags:  grants  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  funding  research  chemical-engineering  idss  water  food  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  agriculture  sensors  desalination  sustainability  pollution  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  invention  environment  developing-countries  design  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  eaps  civil-and-environmental-engineering

A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus | MIT News

Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease worldwide.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | May 21, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  chemical-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  koch-institute  school-of-engineering  drug-delivery  drug-development  developing-countries  medicine  disease  vaccines  microbes

Workshop explores intertwined future of food production, water, and climate | MIT News

Choices by consumers and farmers can help limit global warming, but climate change may also curtail those choices in the future.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | May 11, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  climate  agriculture  climate-change  technology-and-society  sustainability  global-warming  environment  desalination  developing-countries  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  food  water  emissions

Study: Health benefits will offset cost of China’s climate policy | MIT News

A 4 percent reduction per year in carbon dioxide emissions should net $339 billion in health savings in 2030, researchers estimate.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | April 23, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  china  climate-change  developing-countries  eaps  earth-and-atmospheric-sciences  economics  emissions  environment  global-warming  greenhouse-gases  health  idss  international-initiatives  pollution  research  school-of-science  sloan-school-of-management  school-of-engineering  sustainability

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