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lemelson-mit awards


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


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


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


Inventor of inexpensive water pump wins Lemelson award

African farmers are pulling water out of the ground with a tool called the SuperMoneyMaker, which won its inventor $100,000 for sustainability.

By April 23, 2008


MIT honors humanitarian tech invention

Ideas Competition award winners applied tech creativity to controlling disease in impoverished communities. Photos: Humanitarian tech at MIT

By May 3, 2007


Flying car ready for takeoff?

MIT students working on a vehicle--resembling an SUV with retractable wings--they hope will carry two people on 100- to 500-mile hops. Images: Terrafugia's flying car

By February 15, 2006


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


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