Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage. | Continue reading


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Is there dark matter at the center of the Milky Way?

A new analysis puts dark matter back in the game as a possible source of energy excess at the galactic center. | Continue reading


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Object-recognition dataset stumped the world’s best computer vision models

Objects are posed in varied positions and shot at odd angles to spur new AI techniques. | Continue reading


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Using deductive reasoning, the bot identifies friend or foe to ensure victory over humans in certain online games. | Continue reading


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Understanding the Anesthetized Brain (2011)

Neuroscientist Emery Brown hopes to shed light on a longstanding medical mystery: how general anesthesia works. | Continue reading


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MIT EECS Department Reconstructed to EE, CS and AI

The Institute's largest academic department reorganizes with new leadership as part of the formation of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. | Continue reading


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Using Computers to View the Unseen

A new computational imaging method could change how we view hidden information in scenes. | Continue reading


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Helping machines perceive some laws of physics

Model registers “surprise” when objects in a scene do something unexpected, which could be used to build smarter AI. | Continue reading


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Using Computers to View the Unseen

A new computational imaging method could change how we view hidden information in scenes. | Continue reading


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Controlling attention with brain waves

Study shows that people can boost attention by manipulating their own alpha brain waves. | Continue reading


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Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves

Circuit design offers a path to “spintronic” devices that use little electricity and generate practically no heat. | Continue reading


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A new way to control microbial metabolism

Chemical engineers program bacteria to switch between different metabolic pathways, boosting their yield of desirable products. | Continue reading


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Interdisciplinary team takes top prize in Mars colony design competition

MIT PhD student George Lordos and his brother Alexandros led the project; goal of the Mars Society competition was to establish a colony on Mars for 1,000 residents. | Continue reading


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Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves

Circuit design offers a path to “spintronic” devices that use little electricity and generate practically no heat. | Continue reading


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Smart Systems for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Lam Research Tech Symposium, co-hosted by MIT.nano and Microsystems Technology Lab, explores challenges, opportunities for the future of the industry. | Continue reading


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MIT engineers develop a new way to remove CO2 from air at low concentrations

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air. | Continue reading


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Tracking contagion in cities, using mobile phone data

Study shows how commuting and other forms of everyday travel help spread mosquito-borne disease in urban settings. | Continue reading


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Phoenix cluster is cooling faster than expected

With increasingly advanced data, Michael McDonald and colleagues study a galaxy cluster bursting with new stars. | Continue reading


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Predicting People's Driving Personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic? | Continue reading


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Algorithm may improve brain-controlled prostheses and exoskeletons

An improved method for magnet tracking enables high-speed wireless tracking through various materials. | Continue reading


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Using light to generate order in an exotic material

Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter. | Continue reading


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Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A. | Continue reading


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Two-legged robot mimics human balance while running and jumping

New control system may enable humanoid robots to do heavy lifting and other physically demanding tasks. | Continue reading


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New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells

Techniques for observing concrete as it sets could facilitate the development of new cements. | Continue reading


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Economics for Hard Times

In new book, Nobel laureates Banerjee and Duflo examine what we know about the global economy and how to improve it. | Continue reading


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Autonomous system improves environmental sampling at sea

Robotic boats could more rapidly locate the most valuable sampling spots in uncharted waters. | Continue reading


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What makes an image memorable? Ask a computer

An artificial intelligence model developed at MIT shows in striking detail what makes some images stick in our minds. | Continue reading


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New pathway for lung cancer treatment

MIT researchers identify pyrimidine biosynthesis as a target for the treatment of small cell lung cancer. | Continue reading


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Nature can help solve optimization problems

A low-cost analog circuit based on synchronizing oscillators could scale up quickly and cheaply to beat out digital computers. | Continue reading


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Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet

Modeling web traffic could aid cybersecurity, computing infrastructure design, Internet policy, and more. | Continue reading


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System provides cooling with no electricity

Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away. | Continue reading


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System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

Drones can fly at high speeds to a destination while keeping safe “backup” plans if things go awry. | Continue reading


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New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics. | Continue reading


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Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners

By sensing tiny changes in shadows, a new system identifies approaching objects that may cause a collision. | Continue reading


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Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet

Modeling web traffic could aid cybersecurity, computing infrastructure design, Internet policy, and more. | Continue reading


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MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The process could work on the gas at any concentrations, from power plant emissions to open air. | Continue reading


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New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places

MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed. | Continue reading


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Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules

Engineered signaling pathways could offer a new way to build synthetic biology circuits. | Continue reading


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Giving Robots a Faster Grasp

An algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects, for picking and sorting, or tool use. | Continue reading


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Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted

Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather than collapsing catastrophically. | Continue reading


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A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

Crystallized drug prevents immune system rejection of transplanted pancreatic islet cells. | Continue reading


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Recovering “lost dimensions” of images and video

Model could recreate video from motion-blurred images and “corner cameras,” may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images. | Continue reading


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New pill from MIT could offer alternative to injections for diabetes patients

Coated pill carries microneedles that deliver insulin and other drugs to the lining of the small intestine. | Continue reading


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Engineers put Leonardo da Vinci’s bridge design to the test

Proposed bridge would have been the world’s longest at the time; new analysis shows it would have worked. | Continue reading


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New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

Fluorescent probe could allow scientists to watch circuits within the brain and link their activity to specific behaviors. | Continue reading


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Artificial intelligence is supercharging materials science

Associate Professor Juejun Hu shines a light on the impact machine learning and AI are having on materials science and engineering. | Continue reading


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What a little more computing power can do

Commercial cloud service providers give artificial intelligence computing at MIT a boost. | Continue reading


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Using machine learning to hunt down cybercriminals

Model from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory identifies “serial hijackers” of internet IP addresses. | Continue reading


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