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Engineers Produce Smallest 3-D Transistor Yet
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Engineers Produce Smallest 3-D Transistor Yet

Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado fabricated a 3-D transistor that's less than half the size of today's smallest commercial models using a microfabrication...

Student Group Explores the Ethical Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence
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Student Group Explores the Ethical Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence

The MIT AI Ethics Reading Group was founded by students who saw firsthand how technology developed with good intentions could be problematic.

E.T., We're Home
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E.T., We're Home

Existing laser technology could be fashioned into Earth's "porch light" to attract alien astronomers, an MIT study says.

Software Finds The Best Way To Stick A Mars Landing
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Software Finds The Best Way To Stick A Mars Landing

Researchers at MIT have developed a software tool for computer-aided discovery of favorable landing sites and possible paths for Mars rovers.

Luis von Ahn Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
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Luis von Ahn Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Luis von Ahn, consulting professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and CEO of Duolingo, is the winner of the 2018 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize...

Helping Computers Perceive Human Emotions
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Helping Computers Perceive Human Emotions

MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a machine-learning model that takes computers a step closer to interpreting human emotions as naturally as people do.

Doctors Rely on More Than Just Data for Medical Decision Making
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Doctors Rely on More Than Just Data for Medical Decision Making

Computer scientists find that physicians' sentiments or "gut feelings" influence their utilizaton of diagnostic imaging utilization, moreso at the beginning of...

MIT to Conduct an Environmental Scan of Open Source Publishing
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MIT to Conduct an Environmental Scan of Open Source Publishing

A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable MIT to conduct a landscape analysis and code audit of all known open source authoring and publishing platforms...

Teaching Robots How to Move Objects
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Teaching Robots How to Move Objects

Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza helps to improve how robots interact with the world.

On A Mission To Build The Uncrashable Car
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On A Mission To Build The Uncrashable Car

Ryan Eustice and his team at the Toyota Research Institute are using artificial intelligence technologies to develop a car incapable of causing accidents.

Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body
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Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within...

Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs
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Device Allows a Personal Computer to Process Huge Graphs

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have now designed a device that uses flash memory to process  graphs consisting of billions of nodes and connecting lines using only...

Computation Counts
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Computation Counts

Students are flocking to MIT's Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, where they learn not just coding but computational thinking.

Using Data Science to Improve Public Policy
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Using Data Science to Improve Public Policy

Data science, engineering, and policy students teamed up to explore solutions to real societal challenges at the MIT Policy Hackathon. 

A Graphene Roll-Out
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A Graphene Roll-Out

Engineers have developed a scalable manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene, a possible pathway to commercialization.

Computer Searches Telescope Data for Evidence of Distant Planets
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Computer Searches Telescope Data for Evidence of Distant Planets

As part of an effort to identify distant planets hospitable to life, NASA has established a crowdsourcing project in which data from volunteers searching telescopic...

The Autonomous 'Selfie Drone'
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The Autonomous 'Selfie Drone'

Three MIT alumni have developed an autonomous video-capturing drone that tracks and films a moving subject in any environment.

Study: On Twitter, False News Travels Faster Than True Stories
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Study: On Twitter, False News Travels Faster Than True Stories

A new study by three MIT scholars has found that false news spreads more rapidly on the social network Twitter than real news does—and by a substantial margin. ...

J-Pal North America Launches Education Technology Innovation Competition
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J-Pal North America Launches Education Technology Innovation Competition

The Education, Technology, and Opportunity Competition aims to help U.S. education leaders identify technology-based solutions to key challenges in education.

Engineers Design Artificial Synapse For 'brain-on-a-Chip' Hardware
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Engineers Design Artificial Synapse For 'brain-on-a-Chip' Hardware

When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can't be beat.
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