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Biochemist wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Breakthroughs leading to sophisticated cancer, tuberculosis, and arthritis drugs, as well as cell imaging nanotechnology, get recognition.

By June 1, 2010


Rainmaker wins $100,000 Lemelson-MIT award

Nonprofit venture capitalist BP Agrawal wins humanitarian award for rain-harvesting system, health kiosks.

By April 28, 2010


Lemelson-MIT prize goes to man of many talents

Award winner Erez Lieberman-Aiden has developed breakthroughs in such areas as genetics, sensor technology, applied mathematics, and even evolutionary linguistics.

By March 3, 2010


Synthetic bacteria-fighting organisms win Lemelson-MIT prize

Bacteriophages aren't as popular as antibiotics--but that could change, thanks to researchers.

By February 27, 2008


Meet the high school gadget inventors

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.

By October 9, 2007


Photos: MIT science fair for overachieving teens

Twenty high-school teams show off inventions at Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey. Each had received a problem-solving grant of up to $10,000.

By June 27, 2007


Bomb detection innovator wins $500,000

Lemelson-MIT Prize goes to chemist Timothy Swager, whose tech innovation has a nose for TNT. Photo: A nose as good as Fido's?

By April 2, 2007


Genome pioneer garners $500,000 prize

Leroy Hood, who co-founded the organization that mapped out the complete set of human genes, wins the Lemelson-MIT Prize for his inventions.

By April 24, 2003


Inventor of swarming robots wins prize

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.

By February 26, 2003


Mothers and fathers of invention talk shop

Inventors attending the Lemelson-MIT Awards in San Francisco discuss how times have changed for high-tech innovators.

By April 25, 2002