Structural biologist Pamela Björkman shared insights into pandemic viruses as part of the Department of Biology’s IAP seminar series.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
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Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~10 min
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Instagram's Shop button signals the growing commodification of human interactions on social media.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them
Forced labor is a widespread problem in fisheries on the high seas. Between 2012 and 2018, an estimated 100,000 people may have been victims of forced labor on thousands of different boats.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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A smart thermostat quickly learns to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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There have been some shockingly bad graphs circulating during the pandemic.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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Researchers show that deep reinforcement learning can be used to design more efficient nuclear reactors.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Seasonal changes in UV may alter the spread of COVID but not as much as social distancing.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new web-friendly modeling tool helps organizations build tailored Covid-19 testing strategies that can save money and reduce coronavirus spread.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it's working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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