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  • Foley, Brian, S.B. (Brian M.). Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Solar cookers are aimed at reducing pollution and desertification in the developing world. However, they are often disregarded as they do not give users the ability to cook after daylight hours. The Wilson solar cooker is ...
  • Johnson, Kristina A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents a product design case study that effectively translates a well-known character into a well-loved product. Character merchandising is not often a topic discussed in design curriculum, though it is a ...
  • Cockey, Sean M. (Sean Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis describes a new software tool to facilitate Parametric Urban Resource Modeling, a method for quantitatively studying and improving the distribution of resources in a city. The software is intended to help users ...
  • Denault, Sebastian Ramirez (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis evaluates the proposed use of piezoelectric energy harvesting methods as a power source for light-up sneakers. Light-up sneakers currently marketed for purposes of pedestrian visibility and personal fashion are ...
  • Hake, Mariah I. (Mariah Inez) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The Osney Laboratory sought to create an entropy noise test rig that could determine the relationship between entropy noise and the flow parameters of temperature change and nozzle Mach number. The apparatus simulates ...
  • Hunter-Jones, Bridget I (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The current designs of wind turbine hubs contain many faults. The slew ring bearing that connects the blade to the hub takes on a large bending moment that in many cases causes the joints to fail and the blade to break ...
  • Gonzalez, Daniel Jesus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this work, an underactuated robot gripper was designed to meet specifications for strength, cost, and ease of manufacturing with Open-Source distribution in mind. The specifications emerged from a need for inexpensive ...
  • Rodrigo, Michael, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Commercial pumps tested at MIT's Jensen lab for applications pumping highly corrosive materials at medium pressure (100-300 psi) and a low flow rate (less than 50 mL/min) have proven unreliable. The most common failures ...
  • deGuzman, Jeremy Ernest (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    An air track is a valuable tool for examining force and motion in the classroom, providing a low-friction environment to observe phenomena. Unfortunately, currently available models have limited functionality and are ...
  • Flowers, Susan Caroline (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis describes the development by Caroline Flowers of two prototypes of a benchtop laparoscopy simulator that mechanically simulates access ports using outer 'tissue' samples for port insertion and an inner cavity ...
  • Gillund, Daniel P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The consumer market currently offers no options for a low-cost, personal ascending device. The purpose of this project is to propose a powered ascender, actuated by common power tool components and operating on the principle ...
  • Haid, Christopher M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    An experimental study was performed to characterize the loading response of samples manufactured through 3D printing. Tensile testing was performed on a number of 3D printed samples created through Fused Filament Fabrication ...
  • Hessels, Benjamin D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    A path-planning methodology that takes into account sea state fields, specifically wind forcing, is discussed and exemplified in this thesis. This general methodology has been explored by the Multidisciplinary Simulation, ...
  • Hsu, Julia C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    There is a large need in third-world tropical areas for a method of cooking in which users need minimal resources and traversing to heat food at night. A solution to this problem is to create a stored-heat solar cooker ...
  • Salinas, Melvin Gustavo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The process of milling corn into flour in many rural communities of East Africa has remained a traditional mortar and pestle process for centuries. Milling machines have failed in these communities largely due to poor ...
  • Abbott, Jonathan E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This work presents a view of balance useful for mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers often need to make quick intelligent decisions using conceptual and physical understanding. The typical mechanical engineering ...
  • Potash, Benjamin R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Safe drinking water remains inaccessible for roughly 1.1 billion people in the world.³⁴ As a result, 400 children under the age of 5 die every hour from biological contamination of drinking water.³⁴ Studies have been done ...
  • Rea, Jonathan (Jonathan E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Anaerobic digesters convert organic waste (agricultural and food waste, animal or human manure, and other organic waste), into energy (in the form of biogas or electricity). An added benefit to bio-digestion is a leftover ...
  • Marmolejo, Phillip Christian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This report includes a discussion of the potential production of stranded natural gas reserves through the implementation of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) in a world of growing energy demand followed by an analysis ...
  • Mao, Shirley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Cell based vaccines that activate a patient's immune system via an antigen-specific CD8 T cell response hold much therapeutic potential. One of the greatest challenges in the development of these vaccines is creating antigen ...
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