Data transfer system connects silicon chips with a hair’s-width cable

The advance could improve energy efficiency of data centers and lighten the load for electronics-rich vehicles.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2021 ~5 min

Metabolic mutations help bacteria resist drug treatment

Study suggests forcing bacteria to burn more energy could make them more susceptible to antibiotics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Toward a disease-sniffing device that rivals a dog’s nose

Trained dogs can detect cancer and other diseases by smell. A miniaturized detector can analyze trace molecules to mimic the process.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 17, 2021 ~7 min

Model analyzes how viruses escape the immune system

Using this computational system, researchers can identify viral protein sequences that could make better vaccine targets.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 14, 2021 ~8 min

MIT.nano’s Immersion Lab opens for researchers and students

Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.

MIT.nano • mit
Jan. 11, 2021 ~10 min

To the brain, reading computer code is not the same as reading language

Neuroscientists find that interpreting code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Building machines that better understand human goals

A new algorithm capable of inferring goals and plans could help machines better adapt to the imperfect nature of human planning.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 14, 2020 ~8 min

Automating material-matching for movies and video games

Animators spend hours adding textures to objects. A new machine-learning system simplifies the process.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Center to advance predictive simulation research established at MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

MIT is among nine universities selected as part of a program sponsored by the DoE to support science-based modeling and simulation and exascale computing technologies.

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program awards 2020 seed grants

NCSOFT-sponsored grants to advance hardware and software for immersive experiences.

MIT.nano • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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