Research Stories

Statistical model improves analysis of skin conductance

By accounting for sweat physiology, method can make better use of electrodermal activity for tracking subconscious changes in physical or emotional state.

MIT begins testing wastewater to help detect Covid-19 on campus

The pilot project is designed to determine if wastewater testing can provide early signals about the spread of the virus.

Anticipating heart failure with machine learning

Many health issues are tied to excess fluid in the lungs. A new algorithm can detect the severity by looking at a single X-ray.

Regina Barzilay wins $1M Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Squirrel AI award

MIT professor announced as award’s first recipient for work in cancer diagnosis and drug synthesis.

Engineers produce a fisheye lens that’s completely flat

The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.

Rapid test for Covid-19 shows improved sensitivity

A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.

Helping robots avoid collisions

Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly.

Highly sensitive trigger enables rapid detection of biological agents

The Rapid Agent Aerosol Detector developed at Lincoln Laboratory has demonstrated excellent accuracy in identifying toxic biological particles suspended in the air.

Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Wireless device captures sleep data without using cameras or body sensors; could aid patients with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, or bedsores.

Velcro-like food sensor detects spoilage and contamination

Color-changing array of silk microneedles could help stem outbreaks and avoid food waste.