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Data-Mining for Dark Matter
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Data-Mining for Dark Matter

MIT Associate Professor Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Automating Artificial Intelligence for Medical Decision-Making
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Automating Artificial Intelligence for Medical Decision-Making

MIT computer scientists are exploring the use of artificial intelligence to improve medical decision-making by automating a key data-examination step that's usually...

Making It Easier to Program and Protect the Web
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Making It Easier to Program and Protect the Web

MIT Professor Adam Chlipala builds tools to help programmers more quickly generate optimized, secure code.

Drag-and-Drop Data Analytics
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Drag-and-Drop Data Analytics

System lets nonspecialists use machine-learning models to make predictions for medical research, sales, and more.

Toward Artificial Intelligence That Learns to Write Code
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Toward Artificial Intelligence That Learns to Write Code

Researchers developed an artificial intelligence that learns how to compose short, high-level programs without direct supervision.

Communities in the Cloud
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Communities in the Cloud

Steven Gonzalez studies cloud computing with the eye of an anthropologist, noting that it is operated by an insular community of expert technicians.

Sensor-Packed Glove Learns Signatures of the Human Grasp
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Sensor-Packed Glove Learns Signatures of the Human Grasp

MIT researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables a sensor-packed glove and deep convolutional neural networks to recognize objects through touch alone...

John ­rschel Tackles His Lifelong Balance of Math and Football
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John ­rschel Tackles His Lifelong Balance of Math and Football

John Urschel traded a career as a professional football player for the Baltimore Ravens to become a full-time graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics at...

How to Tell Whether Machine-Learning Systems Are Robust Enough for the Real World
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How to Tell Whether Machine-Learning Systems Are Robust Enough for the Real World

MIT researchers have devised a method for assessing how robust neural networks are for various tasks, by detecting when the models make mistakes they shouldn't....

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.
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