Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 31, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

When time matters in hospitals, automated system can detect an early biomarker for the potentially life-threatening condition.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | July 23, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference

L4DC explored an emerging scientific area at the intersection of real-time physical data, machine learning, control theory, and optimization.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | July 10, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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Making wireless communication more energy efficient

Along with studying theory, "it's also important to me that the work we are doing will help to solve real-world problems,” says LIDS student Omer Tanovic.

Greta Friar | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems | July 3, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

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Spotting objects amid clutter

New approach quickly finds hidden objects in dense point clouds, for use in driverless cars or work spaces with robotic assistants.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 19, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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Giving keener “electric eyesight” to autonomous vehicles

On-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Feb. 14, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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MIT’s REXIS and Bennu’s watery surface

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample-return spacecraft, carrying MIT instrument, arrived at asteroid in December; now begins the science to select a sampling location.

Lauren Hinkel | EAPS | Jan. 29, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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