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Cinematography on the Fly
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Cinematography on the Fly

System directs camera-equipped drones to find and maintain the framing of an aerial shot.

Celebrating 10 Years of Scratch
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Celebrating 10 Years of Scratch

More than 800 events in almost 70 countries celebrated Scratch Day this month to recognize the kids' programming language and online community on its 10th anniversary...

Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots
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Teaching Robots to Teach Other Robots

Most robots are programmed using one of two methods: learning from demonstration, in which they watch a task being done and then replicate it, or via motion-planning...

Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics
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Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics

Researchers have devised a way to wirelessly power small sensors or drug delivery devices that could reside in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed...

Not Stuck on Silicon
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Not Stuck on Silicon

A technique developed by MIT engineers may vastly reduce the overall cost of semiconductor wafer technology and enable devices made from more exotic, higher-performing...

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.
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