Optimus Ride’s autonomous system makes self-driving vehicles a reality

MIT startup’s unique approach to improving human mobility is helping it gain traction in a competitive landscape. | Continue reading


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Explained: Neural Networks (2017)

Ballyhooed artificial-intelligence technique known as “deep learning” revives 70-year-old idea. | Continue reading


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A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging. | Continue reading


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New Insights into Bismuth’s Character

Theorists at MIT and collaborators uncover hidden topological insulator states in bismuth crystals. | Continue reading


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Lidsky of nuclear engineering dies; questioned fusion power

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Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal. | Continue reading


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Tess discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

Planetary system orbiting an unusually quiet star is ideal for future habitability searches. | Continue reading


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Study finds topological materials may boost efficiency of thermoelectric devices

Study finds topological materials could boost the efficiency of thermoelectric devices. | Continue reading


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Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding

An algorithm developed to study the structure of galaxies helps explain a key feature of embryonic development. | Continue reading


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Tuna are spawning in marine protected areas

Despite being highly migratory, tuna may benefit from ocean sanctuaries, study finds. | Continue reading


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Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

When time matters in hospitals, automated system can detect an early biomarker for the potentially life-threatening condition. | Continue reading


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World-class diagnostics for low-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa

MDaaS Global works to transform health care in Africa by bringing high-end medical diagnostics to low-income communities. | Continue reading


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Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks

When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in. | Continue reading


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Why urban planners should pay attention to restaurant-review sites

Study finds online restaurant information can closely predict key neighborhood indicators, in lieu of other data. | Continue reading


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Patrick Winston of MIT Csail Has Passed Away

Beloved professor conducted pioneering research on imbuing machines with human-like intelligence, including the ability to understand stories. | Continue reading


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Behind the Scenes of the Apollo Mission at MIT

From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history. | Continue reading


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Unmasking Mutant Cancer Cells

A new dosing regimen for an old cancer drug shows new promise as an immunotherapy. | Continue reading


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Expectation Influences Perception

Neuroscientists find brain activity patterns that encode our beliefs and affect how we interpret the world around us. | Continue reading


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Professor Emeritus Fernando Corbató, MIT Computing Pioneer, Dies at 93

Longtime MIT professor developed early “time-sharing” operating systems and is widely credited as the creator of the world’s first computer password. | Continue reading


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Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force

New MIT system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics. | Continue reading


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Vaccine strategy to enhance CAR-T solid tumor activity

Super-charging a treatment for leukemia also makes it effective on solid tumors. | Continue reading


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Two drugs that block cell division synergize to kill tumor cells

Two drugs that block cell division synergize to kill tumor cells. | Continue reading


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Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction

Carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle, with devastating consequences, study finds. | Continue reading


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Breaking max efficiency of solar cells by activating 2 electrons with 1 photon

Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit. | Continue reading


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Getting more heat out of sunlight

Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications. | Continue reading


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New d&d data exploration and ML tool from MIT

System lets nonspecialists use machine-learning models to make predictions for medical research, sales, and more. | Continue reading


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Teaching AI to create visuals with more common sense

An MIT/IBM system could help artists and designers make quick tweaks to visuals while also helping researchers identify “fake” images. | Continue reading


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A new way to make droplets bounce away

Engineers design surfaces that send rain flying away, potentially preventing icing or soaking. | Continue reading


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New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

General-purpose language works for computer vision, robotics, statistics, and more. | Continue reading


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Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level. | Continue reading


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Letter to the MIT community: Immigration is a kind of oxygen

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Spotting Objects Amid Clutter

New approach quickly finds hidden objects in dense point clouds, for use in driverless cars or work spaces with robotic assistants. | Continue reading


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From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence

System helps machine-learning models glean training information for diagnosing and treating brain conditions. | Continue reading


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Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Techniques could lead to personalized wearable and implantable devices. | Continue reading


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Automated cryptocode generator is helping secure the web

System automatically writes optimized algorithms to encrypt data in Google Chrome browsers and web applications. | Continue reading


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MIT: Engineers set the standards, book on emergence of global standardization

MIT business historian’s new book chronicles the emergence of global standardization in technology. | Continue reading


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Toward AI that learns to write code

Researchers combine deep learning and symbolic reasoning for a more flexible way of teaching computers to program. | Continue reading


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How we tune out distractions

Neuroscientists trace a brain circuit that filters unwanted sensory input. | Continue reading


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'Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future' Book Review

A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown. | Continue reading


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Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

New method could be useful for building quantum sensors and computers. | Continue reading


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Chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light

Simulations suggest photonic chip could run optical neural networks 10 million times more efficiently than its electrical counterparts. | Continue reading


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Autonomous boats can target and latch onto each other

Fleet of “roboats” could collect garbage or self-assemble into floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals. | Continue reading


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Protecting our energy infrastructure from cyberattack

Researchers use a new, holistic methodology to address cyber vulnerabilities in today’s energy systems. | Continue reading


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Cracking open the black box of automated machine learning

Interactive tool lets users see and control how automated model searches work. | Continue reading


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Empowering African Farmers with Data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction. | Continue reading


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Pantry ingredients can help grow carbon nanotubes

Study finds baking soda, detergent, and table salt — all rich in sodium — are effective catalysts. | Continue reading


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Reopening the Case of Cold Fusion

The materials science and engineering professor is part of a multi-institution effort to investigate the possibility of cold fusion in a scientifically rigorous way. | Continue reading


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Renowned architect I.M. Pei ’40 dies at 102

Designer of the Louvre pyramid and of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art left a distinctive mark on the MIT campus. | Continue reading


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