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Slowing the spread of Covid-19

As cases increased worldwide this spring, mechanical engineers, including researchers affiliated with IMES, developed solutions to help slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus. An air of uncertainty descended on MIT’s campus in early March. Whispers and rumors about campus closing down swirled in the hallways. Students convened en…

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The art and science of staying grounded

Mindy Bishop, an HST PhD student, finds connections between artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, and patient care “In electrical engineering, I often find myself marveling at the simple concept of a switch—which is essentially what transistors are, the tiny devices that computing systems are made of,” says Mindy D. Bishop, a…

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Sensing the body at all scales

Applications and challenges of sensing technology have been accelerated by Covid-19. Sensors that track everything from infection in the lungs to WiFi usage on a busy university campus are poised to enhance our understanding of, and approach to improving, human health at many levels — a trend that has been…

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HST alum to lead lsrael’s Covid-19 fight

HST alumnus named Israel’s coronovirus Czar Nachman Ash, a graduate of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program (HST), and an associate professor at Ariel University, was recently named Israel’s next commissioner in charge of the country’s Covid-19 response—he will spearhead the nation’s efforts to battle the pandemic. IMES is HST’s…

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