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.
Read more at http://bit.ly/1ocl7w8

Energy & Environment

Steam from the sun
New spongelike structure developed at MIT converts solar energy into steam.
Read more at http://bit.ly/1ockKBA


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.

Read more at http://bit.ly/1kc3qgx

Advancing medicine, layer by layer
Studies by MIT graduate students Stephen Morton and Nisarg Shah show progress toward better cancer treatment and bone replacement.
Read more at http://bit.ly/1kc3dKm

More than glitter
MIT scientists explain how gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs.
Read more at http://bit.ly/1ock92P