Tag: Manufacturing

MIT, Applied Materials, and the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub to bring 200mm advanced research capabilities to MIT.nano

The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Applied Materials, Inc. MIT and Applied Materials, Inc., announced an agreement today that, together with a grant to MIT from the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition (NEMC) Hub, commits more than $40 million of estimated private and public investment to add advanced nano-fabrication equipment and capabilities to MIT.nano, […]

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Watch: GOP Congresswoman Tries to Take Credit for Bills She Voted Against

The benefits of free flights didn’t stop at the NRA head, who also effectively allowed his family to use the company credit card for trips, charging the NRA more than $1 million for flights around the country, including a $26,995 flight from Dallas to Orlando, a $15,495 flight from Las Vegas to Nebraska, and a […]

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How this CEO Built A Top 50 Pharma Company Focusing On Culture Day 1

For a company to successfully create new and life-changing therapeutics for people, it must begin by establishing its own people-first and mission-driven culture. That’s the premise Bruce Cozadd set out to test when he co-founded Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NDAQ: JAZZ) in 2003. Jazz began its life like many other biotech startups, focused on creating therapeutics for […]

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Materials science and engineering career fair connects students with industry opportunities

Students in the MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) got to mingle with potential employers interested in their specific skills this fall when the department held its first DMSE Career Fair. More than 20 companies, organizations, and laboratories set up booths in Walker Memorial on Oct. 20 while undergraduates and graduate students streamed […]

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Using language to give robots a better grasp of an open-ended world

Imagine you’re visiting a friend abroad, and you look inside their fridge to see what would make for a great breakfast. Many of the items initially appear foreign to you, with each one encased in unfamiliar packaging and containers. Despite these visual distinctions, you begin to understand what each one is used for and pick […]

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Redwood Materials Gears Up To Recycle First Big Wave Of Used EV Batteries

Even battery packs that have been involved in crashes or a fire have valuable materials that can be recycled and reused, according to Redwood Materials. Associated Press In 2024, a quarter million aging electric vehicles will be ready for dismantling and recycling. That could be more than a 30% jump from 2023 — and Redwood […]

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3 Questions: A roadmap toward circularity in the footwear industry

In March 2022, representatives of global footwear brands gathered with sustainability experts and other academic researchers on the MIT campus. The mission? To kick-start a discussion on addressing the waste produced by the footwear industry. An MIT research project arising from the Circular Shoe Systems Summit has now resulted in a white paper titled the […]

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Shape-shifting fiber can produce morphing fabrics

Instead of needing a coat for each season, imagine having a jacket that would dynamically change shape so it becomes more insulating to keep you warm as the temperature drops. A programmable, actuating fiber developed by an interdisciplinary team of MIT researchers could someday make this vision a reality. Known as FibeRobo, the fiber contracts […]

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Morris Chang ’52, SM ’53 describes the secrets of semiconductor success

Groundbreaking technologist Morris Chang ’52, SM ’53 discussed the key elements behind Taiwan’s long-term ascendancy in semiconductor manufacturing, while speaking to a large campus audience in an MIT talk on Tuesday. Chang is the influential founder and former longtime head of TSMC, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, which has become the world’s leading microchip maker. […]

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Musk Warns Of `Enormous Challenges’ For Tesla Cybertruck Production And Pricing

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the debut of the Cybertruck in November 2019. AFP via Getty Images Tesla’s long-delayed Cybertruck, its blocky version of a pickup truck, will finally be available in November though CEO Elon Musk cautioned investors to keep their sales expectations in check because of how difficult and costly it is […]

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A new way to integrate data with physical objects

To get a sense of what StructCode is all about, says Mustafa Doğa Doğan, think of Superman. Not the “faster than a speeding bullet” and “more powerful than a locomotive” version, but a Superman, or Superwoman, who sees the world differently from ordinary mortals — someone who can look around a room and glean all […]

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AGCO-Trimble Joint Venture Aims At Accelerating Smart Farming Development

Rob Painter (l), Trimble CEO and President, and Eric Hansotia (r), AGCO Chairman, President and CEO, … [+] sign the joint venture agreement. Image courtesy AGCO Corporation Technology has been dramatically changing the farming world for some time now, with computers controlling everything from fertilizer and pesticide application to tractor steering to ensure full field […]

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Infrastructure For The Future: Building Giga Scale To Last Forever

One projection has it that megaprojects (in excess of $1 billion) will constitute 24 percent (up from 8 percent) of global GDP by 2027, by building global infrastructure, space industries, ocean industries, bridge-tunnel projects, extreme physics challenges (terraforming, mass energy storage) or controlling extreme weather (Frey, 2017). Going forward, it is not inconceivable that many […]

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How Gen Z Can Help Manufacturers Remake The Future

Unlike their predecessors, Gen Z doesn’t rely solely on traditional metrics like annual reports and … [+] financial statements to evaluate an organization’s authenticity. Instead, they scour online reviews and social media and place great stock on real, reported experiences of employees. getty In today’s dynamic marketplace, manufacturing firms must constantly adapt and innovate simply […]

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Shoe Seller HeyDude To Pay $1.95 Million In Settlement With FTC Over Cherry-Picking Product Reviews

HeyDude shoes: The company reached a settlement with the FTC over suppressing negative reviews Crocs C omfort shoe maker HeyDude agreed to pay $1.95 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it misled consumers by keeping negative product reviews off its website, the agency announced on Monday. The FTC said that the […]

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Internships fabricate a microelectronics future

Nestled among the diverse labs and prototyping facilities at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Microelectronics Laboratory (ML) whirs away. Technicians in the ML fabricate advanced integrated circuits, which end up in systems that peer into the cosmos, observe weather from space, and power quantum computers — to name just a few uses. The ML is one […]

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Technologies for water conservation and treatment move closer to commercialization

The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) provides Solutions Grants to help MIT researchers launch startup companies or products to commercialize breakthrough technologies in water and food systems. The Solutions Grant Program began in 2015 and is supported by Community Jameel. In addition to one-year, renewable grants of up to $150,000, the […]

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The Inflation Reduction Act Could be the New, New Deal

For businesses, the carrots are even more significant. “This legislation can catalyze an entirely new set of climate-friendly industries,” says tech and climate journalist and Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick. The Brookings Institution calculates that, by 2030, the IRA will help reduce U.S. CO2 emissions about 40 percent below 2005 levels. “This is a business-first approach to government climate action,” […]

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Teaching students about photonics to build up the US workforce

In 2019, Kevin McComber ’05, PhD ’11 was at MIT working on integrated photonics — chip-based devices that send and receive signals using light — and set out to hire someone to design photonic chips. The experience made him realize just how little expertise the U.S. workforce has in integrated photonics design, a problem that’s […]

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