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Security for Multirobot Systems
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Security for Multirobot Systems

Researchers have developed a technique for preventing malicious hackers from commandeering robot teams' communication networks.

Toward 'Valleytronic' Devices for Data Storage or Computer Logic Systems
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Toward 'Valleytronic' Devices for Data Storage or Computer Logic Systems

Researchers have discovered a new way of using laser light to tune electronic energy levels in two-dimensional films of crystal.

New Resource for Optical Chips
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New Resource for Optical Chips

MIT researchers have developed a practical way to introduce second-order nonlinearities into silicon photonics, which could enable a new class of complex integrated...

Voice Control Everywhere
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Voice Control Everywhere

In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, MIT researchers have built a special-purpose chip which could make speech recognition ubiquitous in...

Optimizing Code
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Optimizing Code

A new variation on a popular open-source compiler optimizes parallel code better than any commercial or open-source compiler, its developers say.

Taming Data
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Taming Data

An international team of computer scientists has developed Data Civilizer, a system that automatically finds connections among many different data tables and allows...

Split-Second Data Mapping
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Split-Second Data Mapping

Running on GPUs instead of CPUs, the MapD database-analytics platform queries and maps billions of data points in milliseconds.

Growing a Network of Role Models
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Growing a Network of Role Models

MIT senior Marlyse Reeves is building a supportive community of women in aerospace engineering.

Making Big Data Manageable
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Making Big Data Manageable

Technique shrinks data sets while preserving their fundamental mathematical relationships.

Learning Words From Pictures
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Learning Words From Pictures

A system that correlates recorded speech with images could lead to fully automated speech recognition.

Computer Learns to Recognize Sounds by Watching Video
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Computer Learns to Recognize Sounds by Watching Video

Machine-learning system doesn't require costly hand-annotated data.

Toward X-Ray Movies
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Toward X-Ray Movies

Low-power tabletop source of ultrashort electron beams could replace car-size laboratory devices.

Making Computers Explain Themselves
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Making Computers Explain Themselves

Researchers at MIT have described a new way to train neural networks so that they provide not only predictions and classifications but rationales for their decisions...

How Data Can Help Change the World
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How Data Can Help Change the World

Speakers at last week's IDSS conference explored how data can be brought to bear on global challenges.

Q&A: How Twitter Explains the 2016 Election
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Q&A: How Twitter Explains the 2016 Election

The Electome project compares the content of Twitter conversations with news media coverage of the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign.

Faster Parallel Computing
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Faster Parallel Computing

A new programming language called Milk delivers fourfold speedups on memory access problems common in the age of big data.

3-D Printed Structures 'Remember' Their Shapes
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3-D Printed Structures 'Remember' Their Shapes

Heat-responsive materials may aid in controlled drug delivery and solar panel tracking.

User-Friendly Language for Programming Efficient Simulations
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User-Friendly Language for Programming Efficient Simulations

A new programming language can speed up computer simulations 200-fold or reduce the code they require by 90 percent.  

Toward Practical Quantum Computers
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Toward Practical Quantum Computers

Built-in optics could enable chips that use trapped ions as quantum bits.

Carbon Nanotube 'Stitches' Strengthen Composites
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Carbon Nanotube 'Stitches' Strengthen Composites

A method to reinforce composite materials could help make airplane frames lighter, more damage-resistant.
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