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IdeaStream 2020 goes virtual

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MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation hosted IdeaStream, an annual showcase of technologies being developed across MIT, online for the first time in the event’s...
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What is the Covid-19 data tsunami telling policymakers?

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Uncertainty about the course of the Covid-19 pandemic continues, with more than 2,500,000 known cases and 126,000 deaths in the United States alone. How to...
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CSAIL robot disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank

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With every droplet that we can’t see, touch, or feel dispersed into the air, the threat of spreading Covid-19 persists. It’s become increasingly critical to...
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Improving global health equity by helping clinics do more with less

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More children are being vaccinated around the world today than ever before, and the prevalence of many vaccine-preventable diseases has dropped over the last decade....
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Identifying a melody by studying a musician’s body language

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We listen to music with our ears, but also our eyes, watching with appreciation as the pianist’s fingers fly over the keys and the violinist’s...
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Cynthia Breazeal named Media Lab associate director

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Cynthia Breazeal has been promoted to full professor and named associate director of the Media Lab, joining the two other associate directors: Hiroshi Ishii and...
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Bringing the predictive power of artificial intelligence to health care

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An important aspect of treating patients with conditions like diabetes and heart disease is helping them stay healthy outside of the hospital — before they...
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MIT-Takeda program launches

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In February, researchers from MIT and Takeda Pharmaceuticals joined together to celebrate the official launch of the MIT-Takeda Program. The MIT-Takeda Program aims to fuel...
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MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research

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The following was issued as a joint release from the MIT AgeLab and Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center. How can we train self-driving vehicles to...
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Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

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MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as...
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What jumps out in a photo changes the longer we look

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What seizes your attention at first glance might change with a closer look. That elephant dressed in red wallpaper might initially grab your eye until your gaze moves to...
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If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter

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In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors that could fit on a computer chip would grow exponentially — and they...
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Photorealistic simulator made MIT robot racing competition a live online experience

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Every spring, the basement of the Ray and Maria Stata Center becomes a racetrack for tiny self-driving cars that tear through the halls one by...
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Giving soft robots feeling

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One of the hottest topics in robotics is the field of soft robots, which utilizes squishy and flexible materials rather than traditional rigid materials. But...
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Learning the ropes and throwing lifelines

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In March, as her friends and neighbors were scrambling to pack up and leave campus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Geeticka Chauhan found her world...
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Machine learning helps map global ocean communities

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On land, it’s fairly obvious where one ecological region ends and another begins, for instance at the boundary between a desert and savanna. In the...
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A data-driven response to a pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to challenge how societies and institutions function at macro and micro scales. In the United States, the novel coronavirus has affected...
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Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

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Tissue biopsy slides stained using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) dyes are a cornerstone of histopathology, especially for pathologists needing to diagnose and determine the stage...
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Undergraduates develop next-generation intelligence tools

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The coronavirus pandemic has driven us apart physically while reminding us of the power of technology to connect. When MIT shut its doors in March,...
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Microsoft President Brad Smith talks data, Covid-19, and a potential “digital 9/11”

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In a virtual discussion hosted by MIT last week, viewers learned that there are many problems that concern Microsoft President Brad Smith: things like climate...

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