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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

May 2012

Manufacturing

The Economist: ‘A third industrial revolution’
The Economist magazine’s special report on the future of manufacturing and innovation.
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Education

MIT and Harvard announce edX
Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond.
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Science

Clogged Ketchup No More With MIT's 'LiquiGlide'
MIT Engineers Solve An Everyday Problem: A Backed-Up Ketchup Bottle. An NPR story, with video from Fast Company.
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Energy

Civil engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road
Study shows that pavement deflection under vehicle tires makes for a continuous uphill drive that increases fuel consumption.
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A new look at prolonged radiation exposure
MIT study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA.
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Convergence

Device may inject a variety of drugs without using needles
Jet-injected drugs could improve patient compliance, reduce accidental needle sticks.
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One-two punch knocks out aggressive breast cancer cells
New MIT study shows that staggered delivery of cancer drugs is far more effective than administering them at the same time.
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Target: Drug-resistant bacteria
Engineers design nanoparticles that deliver high doses of antibiotics directly to bacteria.
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