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As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage redesigns the Jaipur Foot to create a high-value prosthesis at a low cost for those in need in developing countries.
PhD candidate Thomas Milnes explains his thesis research: the development of novel hardware and software techniques -- such as "digital aperture" and "programmable deconvolution" -- for the field of light field imaging.
Associate Professor A. John Hart and his team mill small channels into LEGOs and position the outlet of each “fluidic brick” to line up precisely with the inlet of another LEGO brick.
A passion for baseball and analytics has led to a career in the MLB for senior David Hesslink, the winningest pitcher in MIT history.
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