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Breakthroughs leading to sophisticated cancer, tuberculosis, and arthritis drugs, as well as cell imaging nanotechnology, get recognition.
Nonprofit venture capitalist BP Agrawal wins humanitarian award for rain-harvesting system, health kiosks.
Award winner Erez Lieberman-Aiden has developed breakthroughs in such areas as genetics, sensor technology, applied mathematics, and even evolutionary linguistics.
African farmers are pulling water out of the ground with a tool called the SuperMoneyMaker, which won its inventor $100,000 for sustainability.
Bacteriophages aren't as popular as antibiotics--but that could change, thanks to researchers.
A robotic coconut-tree climber, a Web 2.0 pancake maker and a human-powered irrigation pump are just a few of the projects entered in this year's Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program.
Twenty high-school teams show off inventions at Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey. Each had received a problem-solving grant of up to $10,000.
Lemelson-MIT Prize goes to chemist Timothy Swager, whose tech innovation has a nose for TNT. Photo: A nose as good as Fido's?
Leroy Hood, who co-founded the organization that mapped out the complete set of human genes, wins the Lemelson-MIT Prize for his inventions.
Swarming robots that can act in concert and mimic the behavior of bees net a 30-year-old doctoral candidate in computer science the annual Lemelson-MIT Student Prize.