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In MIT D-Lab class 2.729, Design for Scale, MIT students work with clients in the developing world to manufacture products in a more cost-efficient and effective way – from ambulances in Tanzania to an irrigation pump in Nepal.
The magic of making is told through the personal stories of MIT students, whose passion runs deep and from an early age.
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.
A new study by Professor Tonio Buonassisi shows that these electric vehicle batteries could have a useful and profitable second life as backup storage for grid-scale solar photovoltaic installations.
MechE alum Addison Stark SM ’10, PhD ’15 shares how his experiences with MIT’s energy programs connect them to the global energy community.
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