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MechE students use their knowledge of mechanical engineering to design an improved walker for 9-year-old Lilly and gain new perspective about how assistive technologies can improve the lives of others in the process.
Jeehwan Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is using his background in materials science to build a physical neural network and produce cheap semiconductor wafers – technologies that could help bring the artificial intelligence power of super computers to handheld devices.
MIT engineers led by Associate Professor Xuanhe Zhao have designed a double-sided tape that can seal tissues in just five seconds. The tape could eventually replace surgical sutures, which don’t work well in all tissues and can cause complications in some patients.
As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, a new study from Professor Tonio Buonassisi and research scientist Ian Marius Peters shows.
A model developed by researchers including Professor George Barbastathis shows a direct link between the number of people who become infected with Covid-19 and how effectively a state maintains its quarantine measures.
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