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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.

New Depth Sensors Could Be Sensitive Enough For Self-Driving Cars
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New Depth Sensors Could Be Sensitive Enough For Self-Driving Cars

The Camera Culture group at MIT's Media Lab have developed a computational method that improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold.

Celebrating Millie
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Celebrating Millie

A symposium at MIT commemorated the life and career of pioneering professor and beloved mentor Mildred Dresselhaus.

Chasing Complexity
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Chasing Complexity

Ryan Williams has taken a key step toward solving P vs. NP, the biggest problem in theoretical computer science.

Let Your Car Tell You What It Needs
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Let Your Car Tell You What It Needs

An MIT team is developing a smartphone app that can tell if a car's tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing.

Material Could Bring Optical Communication Onto Silicon Chips
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Material Could Bring Optical Communication Onto Silicon Chips

Researchers have developed ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light and can be integrated into silicon CMOS chips.

Why Researchers Should Step Out of the Lab
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Why Researchers Should Step Out of the Lab

Quantitative assessment, cost modeling, and greater interaction with potential users of technology developed in research labs will help it become better aligned...

Veteran Engineer Studies Career Pathways of Today's Graduates
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Veteran Engineer Studies Career Pathways of Today's Graduates

After a mid-career jump to academia, Ph.D. student Jim Magarian now investigates engineering job trajectories to help graduates find the right career fit.

Automatic Code Reuse
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Automatic Code Reuse

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system that allows programmers to transplant code from one program into another.
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