(October 20, 2010) — When NASA wanted to look for water on the moon, it used a MEMS-enabled near-IR portable spectrometer. At the MEMS Technology Summit, Steve Senturia, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus. MIT, and the former chairman and CTO at Polychromix (purchased by Thermo Fisher Scientific in June 2010), presented details about the Phazir spectrometer NASA used.

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Having just been notified by NASA that results from the 2009 finding will be published in the 10/22/10 issue of Science, Senturia discusses the project in a podcast interview at the MEMS Technology Summit (taking place October 19-20 at Stanford University) with Debra Vogler, senior technical editor.

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