Research Stories

Startup makes labs smarter

Platform connects individual pieces of lab equipment, compiles data in the cloud for speedier, more accurate research.

Unlocking marine mysteries with artificial intelligence

Students put their AI software for underwater vehicles to the test on the Charles River.

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage

Electronic circuits reveal when a plant begins to experience drought conditions.

Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices

Light-based devices could be used as biomedical sensors or as flexible connectors for electronics.

Material could bring optical communication onto silicon chips

Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers.

Deshpande Center and J-WAFS announce fall 2017 research grants

Twenty-two research teams receive $1,443,000 to develop new technological innovations.

Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

Ingestible devices could diagnose gastrointestinal slowdown or monitor food intake.

Why researchers should step out of the lab

Project reveals benefits of communicating with industry when conducting research.

Clearing the air

At Plume Labs in Paris, MIT-France interns take on an invisible threat by helping to develop a wearable device that tracks indoor and outdoor air quality.

Developing sensors to defend aircraft against lasers

MIT Lincoln Laboratory team is working on ground-based cameras that detect sources of laser beam attacks on aircraft and may lessen dangers for pilots.