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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

January 2012

Health

New drug could cure nearly any viral infection
Researchers at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory have developed technology that may someday cure the common cold, influenza, and other ailments.
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New way to stop the bleeding
Nanoscale biological coating developed at MIT could prevent battlefield deaths.
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New algorithm could substantially speed up MRI scans
Faster scans could reduce the time patients spend in the machine from 45 to 15 minutes.
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Energy

Nobel laureate Robert Solow on energy and economic renewal
MIT Institute Professor emeritus says long path to economic renewal, but energy innovation could help.
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Education

MIT launches online learning initiative
'MITx' will offer courses online and make online learning tools more available.
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Science

Mimicking the brain, in silicon
New computer chip models how neurons communicate with each other at synapses.
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