A faster, more efficient cryptocurrency

Design reduces by 99 percent the data users need to join the network and verify transactions. | Continue reading


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MIT's Thunkable: Democratizing app development

Thunkable gives noncoders the ability to create professional-grade mobile apps. | Continue reading


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MIT tool for non-statisticians that automatically generates models from data

Tool for nonstatisticians automatically generates models that glean insights from complex datasets. | Continue reading


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Mapping the Brain at High Resolution

New 3-D imaging technique can reveal, much more quickly than other methods, how neurons connect throughout the brain. | Continue reading


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Identifying electricity-producing bacteria

Microbes screened with a new microfluidic process might be used in power generation or environmental cleanup. | Continue reading


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Scope advance gives first look through all cortical layers of the awake brain

Substantial refinements of three-photon microscopy allow for novel discoveries in neuroscience. | Continue reading


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TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet

Measurements indicate a dense, gaseous, “sub-Neptune” world, three times the size of Earth. | Continue reading


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Revolutionary radio telescope detects bevy of fast radio bursts

Researchers use CHIME telescope to detect fast radio bursts at low frequencies and a second repeating burst. | Continue reading


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MIT inhalable RNA for lung disease

Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules. | Continue reading


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Physicists record “lifetime” of graphene qubits

First measurement of its kind could provide stepping stone to practical quantum computing. | Continue reading


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Real-time readouts of thinking in rats

New open-source system provides fast, accurate neural decoding and real-time readouts of where rats think they are. | Continue reading


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Julia Language Co-Creators Win James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

Awarded every four years, the Wilkinson Prize last came to MIT in 1999. | Continue reading


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Ingestible Capsule can be controlled wirelessly

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands. | Continue reading


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Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands. | Continue reading


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Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth

Platform offers the precision that shoebox-sized CubeSats need to beam down hefty data packets. | Continue reading


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Team invents method to shrink objects to the nanoscale

It’s not quite the Ant-Man suit, but the system produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals. | Continue reading


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Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

High-temperature steam might be used in remote regions to cook, clean, or sterilize medical equipment. | Continue reading


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New climate model to be built from the ground up

Scientists and engineers will collaborate in a new Climate Modeling Alliance to advance climate modeling and prediction. | Continue reading


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Voyager 2 spacecraft goes interstellar

MIT Kavli's John Richardson describes MIT's role in the historic passing of the Voyager 2 craft past the heliopause and into the interstellar medium. | Continue reading


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MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

Altered peptides from a South American wasp’s venom can kill bacteria but are nontoxic to human cells. | Continue reading


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MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

Altered peptides from a South American wasp’s venom can kill bacteria but are nontoxic to human cells. | Continue reading


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“Sun in a box” would store renewable energy for the grid

Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. | Continue reading


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3 Questions: Kate Trimble on Experiential Learning at MIT

New senior associate dean and OEL director says opportunities for experiential learning are abundant at the Institute. | Continue reading


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Understanding how plants use sunlight

Studies of how photoprotection works at the molecular level may provide a pathway to more biomass and crops. | Continue reading


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Reproducing paintings that make an impression

CSAIL's new RePaint system aims to faithfully recreate your favorite paintings using deep learning and 3-D printing. | Continue reading


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A new way to provide cooling without power

Device developed at MIT could provide refrigeration for off-grid locations. | Continue reading


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Looking back on MIT project Athena

A revolutionary educational project in the 1980s put the tools of computation in students’ hands — and foreshadowed even greater changes. | Continue reading


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The many interfaces of computing

A roundup of MIT student research projects offers a glimpse of where computing is going next. | Continue reading


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Looking back at Project Athena

A revolutionary educational project in the 1980s put the tools of computation in students’ hands — and foreshadowed even greater changes. | Continue reading


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Dopamine primes the brain for enhanced vigilance

Neuroscientists discover a circuit that helps redirect attention to focus on potential threats. | Continue reading


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Brain activity pattern may be early sign of schizophrenia

In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes. | Continue reading


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Study: There’s real skill in fantasy sports

Researchers find most fantasy sports are based on skill, not luck. | Continue reading


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MIT researchers want to to attract alien with a giant laser “porch light”

Existing laser technology could be fashioned into Earth’s “porch light” to attract alien astronomers, study finds. | Continue reading


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Why Some Wikipedia Disputes Go Unresolved

Study identifies reasons for unsettled editing disagreements and offers predictive tools that could improve deliberation. | Continue reading


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Oceanographers produce first-ever images of entire cod shoals

Wide-ranging acoustic images could help researchers identify populations on the brink of collapse. | Continue reading


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Math for common angle and tipping points of branching valley networks. (2012)

Researchers find a common angle and tipping point of branching valley networks. | Continue reading


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Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

System allows drones to cooperatively explore terrain under thick forest canopies where GPS signals are unreliable. | Continue reading


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A new approach to liquid-repelling surfaces

Novel surface design overcomes problem of condensation that bedeviled previous systems. | Continue reading


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Inside these fibers, droplets are on the move

Fibers containing systems for mixing, separating, and testing fluids may open up new possibilities for medical screening. | Continue reading


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How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?

Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences. | Continue reading


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Arctic ice sets speed limit for major ocean current

Long-term melting may lead to release of huge volumes of cold, fresh water into the North Atlantic, impacting global climate. | Continue reading


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Refining the “science” of political science

Teppei Yamamoto examines the methods of his discipline, to help scholars nail down cause and effect. | Continue reading


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How working memory gets you through the day

A new model shows how brain waves are key to both maintenance and control of information in the mind. | Continue reading


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How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?

Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences. | Continue reading


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Study reveals how the brain overcomes its own limitations

Strategies to compensate for uncertainty help the brain succeed at difficult mental computations. | Continue reading


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Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications. | Continue reading


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Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s computing power

Neurons in human and rat brains carry electrical signals in different ways, scientists find. | Continue reading


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Technique quickly identifies extreme event statistics

Machine-learning model provides risk assessment for complex nonlinear systems, including boats and offshore platforms. | Continue reading


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