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A wide-spread adoption of 3D printing is democratizing manufacturing. The ever expanding range of printing materials allows for fabrication of complex multi-material objects that cannot be manufactured using any other method. However, while there has been tremendous progress in the development ...
Carson Darling and Thomas Lipoma, who cofounded Nyx Devices with Pablo Bello, and neurologist Matt Bianchi, demonstrate the Somnus sleep shirt. The nightshirt is embedded with fabric electronics to monitor the wearer's breathing patterns. A small chip worn in a pocket of the shirt processes ...
New technology deciphers-- and empowers--the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
Ajit Narayanan, founder of Invention Labs and one of the 2011 TR35, has designed a low-cost tablet-based speech synthesizer system called Avaz.
Lemelson student prize application video.
Ben Rubin, co-founder and CTO of Zeo and part of the 2011 TR35, has developed a consumer device that detects the user's phase of sleep.
Harry Atwater, the founder of a new startup called Alta Devices, outlines his plans to make solar affordable.
Startup company QD Vision demonstrates their full color quantum-dot display. This prototype is the first step towards a low-power, richly colorful display.
Startup company MC10 is commercializing stretchable silicon for smart surgical tools and wearable sensors. One of its first products will be a surgical tool that can quickly map and treat electrical problems in the heart.
A look at some of the small-scale innovations that went on to upend entire industries.(Licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0. Wikimedia images from: Infrogmation, Priwo, Grm wnr, Atreyu, Rajkumar1220, Ericd, Crazy Louco. Other images courtesy
At Intel Research Day, the company demonstrated some of its silicon photonics technology for the first time. The goal of this work is to speed data transfer by replacing today's electrical wiring with faster, more efficient fiber-optic connections.
Dean's Innovative Leader Series: Adriane Brown
Dean's Innovative Leader Series: Carl Bass. Recorded April 2, 2014.
Dean's Innovative Lecture Series: Paul Anderson. Recorded March 2, 2015.
Profile of Dr. Stephen Quake, winner of the 2012 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his revolutionary work in drug discovery, genome analysis and personalized medicine.
Students from the Beijing NO.4 High School Invention in Beijing, China explain their invention, a power generator using low wind speeds, as well as their InvenTeams experience.
Students from the Bergen County Academies InvenTeam in Hackensack, New Jersey explain their invention, a power generator from electronic waste, as well as their InvenTeams experience.
Students from the Berlin High School InvenTeam in Cherry Plain, New York discuss their invention, an ultrasonic sensing device, as well as their InvenTeams experience.
Students from the Bishop Kelly High School InvenTeam in Boise, Idaho explain their invention, assistive writing and computer pointing devices, as well as their InvenTeams experience.
Students from the Boy Scout Troop 703 InvenTeam in Brevard, North Carolina explain their invention, an ergonomic rescue system for bariatric patients, as well as their InvenTeams experience.