Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The university was founded in 1861 by William Barton Rogers.

The university looks to conduct research and offer courses that are based in science, engineering, and technology. The university is comprised of five schools with degree-granting programs, laboratories, a college, and thirty departments where students can earn bachelor's, master's, and doctorates degrees.

MIT looks to help solve problems facing humanity such as clean energy, cancer and other health issues. Their courses are offered around the world and are available online.

COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), MIT has looked to manufacture and deploy low-cost ventilators to alleviate the high demand hospitals have due to the virus. Medical ventilators typically cost $30,000, however students and faculty have designed a simple ventilator that can be built with $100 worth of parts. These ventilators would require a nurse to perform hand operation technique to keep a patient breathing.

The university is supporting an all-volunteer team that is working without funding and who are operating anonymously. Their primary focus is for patient safety, and have designed the ventilators to meet clinical functional requirements.

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Ahmed Ghoniem

Chris Schmandt

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Education | MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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MIT-based team works on rapid deployment of open-source, low-cost ventilator

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

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March 26, 2020

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Ventilators are in high demand for Covid-19 patients. How do they work?

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March 30, 2020

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BioSpace
May 28, 2020
BioSpace
The online learning program combines lab simulations and mentoring experiences focused on biotechnology and neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis Four hundred students from Massachusetts and North Carolina are enrolling in this no-fee program that also provides students with computers and other technology resources The initiative builds upon Biogen's Community Lab, which has enrolled more than 55,000 students to date, and the Lemelso
BBC News
December 20, 2019
BBC News
The US government report looked at nearly 200 facial recognition algorithms from a range of companies.
By Milly Vincent For Mailonline
November 28, 2019
Mail Online
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William J. Broad
October 11, 2019
www.nytimes.com
Polystyrene, a common ocean pollutant, decomposes in sunlight much faster than thought, a new study finds.
P. James E. Peebles
October 1, 1994
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Will Dunham
November 21, 2018
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Some 115 years after the first powered flight, scientists have developed a radical new approach toward flying in the form of a small, lightweight and virtually noiseless airplane that gets airborne with no moving parts like propellers or turbine blades.

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