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Developing Tech For, and With, People With Disabilities
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Developing Tech For, and With, People With Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities and students became co-designers to create innovative solutions to  everyday problems at the sixth annual Assistive Technologies Hackathon...

Lighting the Path
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Lighting the Path

Five eminent female computer scientists discussed their careers and shared their insights in the "Perspectives from Luminaries" panel discussion.

What 126 Studies Say About Education Technology
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What 126 Studies Say About Education Technology

A new publication from J-PAL North America summarizing 126 rigorous evaluations of different uses of education technology suggests some areas of promise and points...

Hiroshi Ishii Wins ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award
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Hiroshi Ishii Wins ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

Hiroshi Ishii, the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, has been awarded the 2019 ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award for his career of...

The Talent Shortage in Quantum Computing
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The Talent Shortage in Quantum Computing

William Oliver says a lack of available quantum scientists and engineers may be an inhibitor of the technology's growth.

Introducing Scratch 3.0
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Introducing Scratch 3.0

The new version of Scratch adds characters, compatibility, and curricula to the creative coding platform for kids.

Julia Language Co-Creators Win Prize for Numerical Software
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Julia Language Co-Creators Win Prize for Numerical Software

Three co-creators of the MIT-incubated Julia programming language are the recipients of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Analysis and Scientific...

Josh Tenenbaum Named Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine
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Josh Tenenbaum Named Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine

Josh Tenenbaum, a professor of computational cognitive science at MIT, was named 2018 Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine.

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...
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