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System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

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A simulation system invented at MIT to train driverless cars creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, helping the cars learn to navigate a...
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Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

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When searching through theoretical lists of possible new materials for particular applications, such as batteries or other energy-related devices, there are often millions of potential...
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“Inactive” pill ingredients could raise the dose of your medication

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The average medication contains a mix of eight “inactive” ingredients added to pills to make them taste better, last longer, and stabilize the active ingredients within. Some...
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Deep learning for mechanical property evaluation

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A standard method for testing some of the mechanical properties of materials is to poke them with a sharp point. This “indentation technique” can provide...
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Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

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MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products. The aim is...
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“Doing machine learning the right way”

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The work of MIT computer scientist Aleksander Madry is fueled by one core mission: “doing machine learning the right way.” Madry’s research centers largely on...
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3Q: Collaborating with users to develop accessible designs

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Academic researchers and others have long struggled with making data visualizations accessible to people who are blind. One technological approach has been 3D printing tactile...
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Showing robots how to do your chores

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Training interactive robots may one day be an easy job for everyone, even those without programming expertise. Roboticists are developing automated robots that can learn...
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A new model of vision

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When we open our eyes, we immediately see our surroundings in great detail. How the brain is able to form these richly detailed representations of...
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Richard Dudley, professor emeritus of mathematics, dies at 81

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Richard Mansfield Dudley, MIT professor emeritus of mathematics, died on Jan. 19 following a long illness. He was 81. Dudley served on the MIT mathematics...
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Dreaming big in a small country

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When Miguel Brechner started planning a new ambitious plan to foster a new generation of data scientists in Uruguay and Latin America, he immediately thought...
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Machine learning picks out hidden vibrations from earthquake data

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Over the last century, scientists have developed methods to map the structures within the Earth’s crust, in order to identify resources such as oil reserves,...
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To self-drive in the snow, look under the road

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Car companies have been feverishly working to improve the technologies behind self-driving cars. But so far even the most high-tech vehicles still fail when it...
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Bringing deep learning to life

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Gaby Ecanow loves listening to music, but never considered writing her own until taking 6.S191 (Introduction to Deep Learning). By her second class, the second-year...
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Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

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Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic...
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Benjamin Chang: Might technology tip the global scales?

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The United States and China seem locked in an ever-tightening embrace, superpowers entangled in a web of economic and military concerns. “Every issue critical to...
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MIT researchers identify security vulnerabilities in voting app

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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in using internet and mobile technology to increase access to the voting process. At the same...

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