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INNOVATIONS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Summer 2011

Manufacturing

MIT President Susan Hockfield Co-chairs U.S. Manufacturing Partnership
President Hockfield will co-chair the Obama administration's new Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort designed to bring together industry, universities, and the federal government to identify and invest in key emerging technologies. Read more >>

Innovation

President Hockfield Stresses Innovation in Speech to U.S. Governors
Noting, "Lasting economic growth emerges from the most advanced science, mathematics and technology," President Hockfield delivered a keynote address to the annual meeting of the National Governors Association in Salt Lake City. Read more >>

Energy

While You're Up, Print Me A Solar Cell
New MIT-developed materials make it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document. Read more >>

Inside the Innards of a Nuclear Reactor
Tiny robots may monitor underground pipes for radioactive leaks. Read more >>

Health

New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection
Researchers at MIT's Lincoln Lab have developed technology that may someday cure the common cold, influenza, and other ailments. Read more >>

Recreating Human Livers, In Mice
'Humanized' mice could help scientists study the side effects of new drugs before they reach clinical trials. Read more >>

Space

New Endeavour for an MIT Experiment
The Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission propelled the MIT-led Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station. Read more >>