Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | July 8, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mit-energy-initiative climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide research policy emissions china technology-and-society



Translating proteins into music, and back

By turning molecular structures into sounds, researchers gain insight into protein structures and create new variations.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology proteins civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih artificial-intelligence machine-learning music apps arts technology-and-society

Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology robots robotics health-care medicine heath-sciences-and-technology media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning technology-and-society


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


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

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