A new way to mix oil and water

Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research food nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering materials-science-and-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering

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

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

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

Understanding how plants use sunlight

Studies of how photoprotection works at the molecular level may provide a pathway to more biomass and crops.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | Dec. 4, 2018 | mit
~14 mins   

Tags: energy research chemistry food sustainability solar biology biochemistry mit-energy-initiative

3 Questions: Catherine Nikiel on tackling global climate change at the regional scale

The civil and environmental engineering PhD student investigates the effects of climate change in the Midwest.

Taylor De Leon | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Nov. 29, 2018 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering climate-change global-warming research 3-questions students graduate graduate postdoctoral agriculture food

The future of food production amid global change

MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change workshop explores risks and opportunities for the agriculture sector.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Nov. 20, 2018 | mit
~15 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change research climate agriculture climate-change global-warming environment food water emissions greenhouse-gases special-events-and-guest-speakers

Putting food-safety detection in the hands of consumers

Simple, scalable wireless system uses the RFID tags on billions of products to sense contamination.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Nov. 14, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms media-lab wireless sensors supply-chains food water health electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering school-of-architecture-and-planning

Collaboration runs through J-WAFS-funded projects

Researchers from across MIT showcase J-WAFS-funded projects tackling critical water and food systems challenges from solutions-oriented perspectives.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | Oct. 16, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-science chemistry mechanical-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs water food agriculture climate-change chemical-engineering urban-studies-and-planning bioengineering-and-biotechnology grants research collaboration j-wafs

Study finds potential in brackish groundwater desalination | MIT News

Water-starved areas could find new sources by desalinating water that’s much less salty than seawater.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 4, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  water  environment  desalination  research  school-of-engineering  mechanical-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf

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