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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

December 2011

Manufacturing

Rebuilding American Manufacturing
A White House working group convenes at MIT to examine how new technologies can create economic growth and more jobs in the United States.
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Energy

The solar paper airplane
MIT Professor Karen K. Gleason explains how graduate student Miles Barr folds a solar cell into a paper airplane - research that is part of the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center (includes video).
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Science

MIT's Science Policy Initiative petition urges Congress to fund research
Student group's 'Stand with Science' effort targets policymakers, graduate students.
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New MIT discovery could make all-optical silicon chips possible, enabling faster computing
Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.
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Health

Your vital signs, on camera
MIT team develops system for continuous medical monitoring using widely available video technology.
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A new piece to the autism puzzle
Neuroscientists find that two rare autism-related disorders are caused by opposing malfunctions in the brain.
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Uncovering a key player in metastasis
MIT cancer biologists determine how platelets in the bloodstream help cancer cells form new tumors.
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