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ENDLESS FRONTIER: INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

August 2014

Energy & Environment

 

Recycling old batteries into solar cells

A system proposed at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power.

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Separating finely mixed oil and water

Membrane developed by MIT researchers can separate even highly mixed fine oil-spill residues.

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Convergence/Health

 

Engineering new bone growth

Chemical engineers at MIT have devised new, implantable tissue scaffolds that help the body grow new bone to repair injuries or congenital defects.

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A new way to model cancer

New gene-editing technique allows scientists to more rapidly study the role of mutations in tumor development.

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Science & Tech

 

Our connection to content

Using neuroscience tools, MIT Media Lab spinout Innerscope Research explores the connections between consumers and media.

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Visual control of big data

Data-visualization tool released by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them.

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