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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

April 2012

Science

A camera that peers around corners
A new imaging system could use opaque walls, doors or floors as ‘mirrors’ to gather information about scenes outside its line of sight. 
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Self-sculpting sand robots are under development
Tiny robots that can join together to form functional tools and then split apart again after use might be ready for market in little more than a decade, according to MIT researchers.  A BBC News Technology story.
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Chips as mini internets
The data-routing techniques that undergird the internet could increase the efficiency of multicore chips while lowering their power requirements. 
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Energy

Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2 
New technology could reduce greenhouse emissions. 
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Convergence

Nano-sized ‘factories’ churn out proteins 
Tiny particles could manufacture cancer drugs at tumor sites.
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Programmable nanoparticles improve chemotherapy's aim 
MIT researchers package cancer drugs in new ways to target tumors and bypass healthy tissues.  A Science NOW story. 
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