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Bringing Together the Next Generation of Quantum Coders
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Bringing Together the Next Generation of Quantum Coders

iQuHACK 2022, MIT's third annual quantum computing hackathon held virtually earlier this year, gave 400 participants from 57 countries the chance to code on real...

Workshop Tackles Lab-to-Market Hardware Technology Gap
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Workshop Tackles Lab-to-Market Hardware Technology Gap

A virtual workshop co-hosted by MIT, SUNY, and RPI addressed the growing gap in the transition from lab to market for new semiconductor and microelectronics technology...

Prison Education Program Focuses on Computing Skills for Women
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Prison Education Program Focuses on Computing Skills for Women

Brave Behind Bars is an introductory computer science and career-readiness program for incarcerated women founded in 2020 and based out of The Educational Justice...

Engineers Produce 140m Flexible Rechargeable Battery
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Engineers Produce 140m Flexible Rechargeable Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics.

Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware
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Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware

MIT senior Max Williamson could have chosen a path toward Silicon Valley, but instead is using his background in computer science to tackle public policy issues...

Giving Robots Social Skills
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Giving Robots Social Skills

MIT researchers have incorporated social interactions into a framework for robotics, enabling machines to estimate whether their actions will help or hinder another...

Robots Readily Adopted In the Aging Workplace, Study Finds
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Robots Readily Adopted In the Aging Workplace, Study Finds

Robots are more widely adopted in places with notably older workers, filling gaps created by a shortage of middle-aged workers in manual production tasks, according...

System Detects Errors When Medication is Self-Administered
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System Detects Errors When Medication is Self-Administered

MIT researchers have developed a system that uses sensors and artificial intelligence to reduce patient errors with self administered medications.

Designing Customized 'Brains' for Robots
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Designing Customized 'Brains' for Robots

MIT and Harvard researchers have developed a system that generates customized computer hardware that minimizes a robot's response time.

'We're Not Going to Run Out of Work'
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'We're Not Going to Run Out of Work'

Digitization and automation have replaced millions of middle-class jobs, yet there is reason for optimism for workers, said scholars and business leaders at an...

Engineers Design a Heated Face Mask to Filter and Inactivate Coronaviruses
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Engineers Design a Heated Face Mask to Filter and Inactivate Coronaviruses

Researchers from MIT are working to create a face mask that can filter out and inactivate coronaviruses using heat.

Machine Learning Uncovers Potential New TB Drugs
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Machine Learning Uncovers Potential New TB Drugs

MIT researchers have incorporated a new feature into machine-learning algorithms that improves biologists' ability to screen drug compounds and help predict which...

MIT College of Computing Will Share 25 New Faculty Positions
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MIT College of Computing Will Share 25 New Faculty Positions

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is creating 25 new faculty positions that will be shared with another MIT department or school to connect computing and...

A Scientific Approach to Education Reform
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A Scientific Approach to Education Reform

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the need to reinvent education. A new book by Sanjay Sarma, MIT's vice president for open learning, points a way.

MIT Researchers Lead High School Educational Initiative on Quantum Computing
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MIT Researchers Lead High School Educational Initiative on Quantum Computing

The "Qubit by Qubit" initiative aims to introduce high school students to quantum computing through two programs: a week-long summer camp, and a year-long course...

Firms That Move Quickly to Add Robots Also Add Workers, Study Finds
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Firms That Move Quickly to Add Robots Also Add Workers, Study Finds

Study finds manufacturing companies that are quick to automate can thrive, but overall employment drops.

Conformable Clothes Can Monitor Vital Signs
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Conformable Clothes Can Monitor Vital Signs

Form-fitting garments embedded with sensors could be used to remotely track a person's temperature and heart rate.

Mentoring Platform Connects Undergrads With K-12 Students
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Mentoring Platform Connects Undergrads With K-12 Students

Students from MIT and Harvard University have started CovEducation, a mentoring platform that connects volunteer college students with children from low-income...

Accelerating Data-Driven Discoveries
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Accelerating Data-Driven Discoveries

A database management system and analytics platformed developed by a team including ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker is helping turn data into...

System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table
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System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table

A system designed by MIT researchers gives robots the ability to weigh many ambiguous requirements to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.
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