Learning to grow machine-learning models

New LiGO technique accelerates training of large machine-learning models, reducing the monetary and environmental cost of developing AI applications.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
today ~7 min

MIT-led teams win National Science Foundation grants to research sustainable materials

The teams will work toward sustainable microchips and topological materials as well as socioresilient materials design.

Materials Research Laboratory | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
yesterday ~10 min

Fiber “barcodes” can make clothing labels that last

Drawing inspiration from butterfly wings, reflective fibers woven into clothing could reshape textile sorting and recycling.

Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
yesterday ~6 min

Detailed images from space offer clearer picture of drought effects on plants

J-WAFS researchers are using remote sensing observations to build high-resolution systems to monitor drought.

Carolyn Blais | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab • mit
March 20, 2023 ~8 min

Exploring the nanoworld of biogenic gems

Project will develop new materials characterization tools and technologies to assign unique identifiers to individual pearls.

MIT.nano • mit
March 20, 2023 ~4 min

MIT physicists predict exotic new phenomena and give “recipe” for realizing them

Work with skyrmions could have applications in future computers and more.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
March 17, 2023 ~7 min

3D-printed revolving devices can sense how they are moving

A new system enables makers to incorporate sensors into gears and other rotational mechanisms with just one pass in a 3D printer.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
March 16, 2023 ~8 min

A new control switch could make RNA therapies easier to program

Using this approach, researchers hope to deliver therapeutic RNA molecules selectively to cancer cells or other target cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 15, 2023 ~7 min

Resilient bug-sized robots keep flying even after wing damage

New repair techniques enable microscale robots to recover flight performance after suffering severe damage to the artificial muscles that power their wings.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
March 15, 2023 ~8 min

Python-based compiler achieves orders-of-magnitude speedups

Codon compiles Python code to run more efficiently and effectively while allowing for customization and adaptation to various domains.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
March 14, 2023 ~8 min