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ENDLESS FRONTIER: INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

July 2014

 

Science & Tech

 

Traffic lights: There’s a better way

MIT researchers have developed an improved system for timing of city stoplights to minimize commuting times.

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Energy & Environment

 

Steam from the sun

New spongelike structure developed at MIT converts solar energy into steam.

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Convergence/Health

 

Microfluidics and nanofluidics research addresses real-world global challenges

Karnik group develops inexpensive ways to analyze blood and filter water, critical to the diagnosis of malaria and a host of other diseases.

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Advancing medicine, layer by layer

Studies by MIT graduate students Stephen Morton and Nisarg Shah show progress toward better cancer treatment and bone replacement.

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More than glitter

MIT scientists explain how gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs.

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