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Faster Analysis of Medical Images

Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical...
Smart Power Outlet

MIT Engineers Build Smart Power Outlet

Have you ever plugged in a vacuum cleaner, only to have it turn off without warning before the job is done? Or perhaps your...
sensors

MIT Engineers Configure RFID Tags to Work as Sensors

These days, many retailers and manufacturers are tracking their products using RFID, or radio-frequency identification tags. Often, these tags come in the form of...
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Magnetic 3-D-Printed Structures Crawl, Roll, Jump, and Play Catch

MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed structures whose movements can be controlled with a wave of a magnet, much like marionettes without the strings. The...
Cholera

MIT Engineers Recruit Microbes to Help Fight Cholera

MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration. Cholera...
robots

Teaching Robots How to Move Objects

With the push of a button, months of hard work were about to be put to the test. Sixteen teams of engineers convened in...
Artificial intelligence sensesvideo

Artificial Intelligence Senses People Through Walls

X-ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but over the last decade a team led by Professor Dina Katabi from MIT’s Computer...
therepi device

A New Way to Mend a Broken Heart

After a patient has a heart attack, a cascade of events leading to heart failure begins. Damage to the area in the heart where...
scalable solar electric

Reliable Energy for All

During high school, Prosper Nyovanie had to alter his daily and nightly schedules to accommodate the frequent power outages that swept cities across Zimbabwe. “...
wireless devices

Novel Transmitter Protects Wireless Data from Hackers

Today, more than 8 billion devices are connected around the world, forming an “internet of things” that includes medical devices, wearables, vehicles, and smart...
Uncrashable Car

On a Mission to Build the Uncrashable Car

Ryan Eustice’s interest in self-driving cars began 12,500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic. As a PhD student in the joint MIT-Woods Hole...
Bolometers

A Better Device for Measuring Electromagnetic Radiation

Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners alike. But most such devices have...
cobalt-free high-entropy alloy

The Heart of the Materials

Felipe de Quesada is cut out to be a materials scientist. He likes to design things and see how they work at a microscale:...
handed shearing auxetics

Materials That Can Change Size and Shape by Twisting

To develop such robots, a team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has created new design patterns for materials that can...
microRNA

Network of Diverse Noncoding RNAs Acts in the Brain

Scientists at MIT's Whitehead Institute have identified a highly conserved network of noncoding RNAs acting in the mammalian brain. While gene regulatory networks are...
wireless networks

Keeping Data Fresh for Wireless Networks

For wireless networks that share time-sensitive information on the fly, it’s not enough to transmit data quickly. That data also need to be fresh....
semiconductor

Researchers Devise New Way to Make Light Interact with Matter

A new way of enhancing the interactions between light and matter, developed by researchers at MIT and Israel’s Technion, could someday lead to more...
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Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within...
Flash storage

Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs

In data-science parlance, graphs are structures of nodes and connecting lines that are used to map scores of complex data relationships. Analyzing graphs is...
Nanoparticles

AI-Based Method Could Speed Development of Specialized Nanoparticles

A new technique developed by MIT physicists could someday provide a way to custom-design multilayered nanoparticles with desired properties, potentially for use in displays,...