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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

November 2012

Science

Two MIT teams' work make TIME Magazine ‘Best Inventions of 2012’ list
LiquiGlide,a nontoxic, nonstick, super slippery coating that prevents food from sticking to the bottom of condiment bottles, and Bounce Imaging’s low-cost, easy-to-use imaging device for visual reconnaissance that enables soldiers and first responders to get an inside look at potentially dangerous situations are among TIMEs choices for the best inventions of the year.
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A 'DARPA' Approach to U.S. Foreign Aid
MIT part of seven-university group receiving USAID award, supporting design of innovative, low-cost approaches to improving health, and reducing poverty and conflicts in the developing world. A AAAS/ScienceInsider story.
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Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms can handle them efficiently.
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New metamaterial lens focuses radio waves
Device could improve satellite and molecular imaging.
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Health

Medical device powered by the ear itself
For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.
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On the hunt for rare cancer cells
Jellyfish-inspired device that rapidly and efficiently captures cancer cells from blood samples could enable better patient monitoring.
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