Trailblazing women who broke into engineering in the 1970s reflect on what's changed – and what hasn't

A survey of 251 women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s sheds light on the experiences of these professional pioneers.

Laura Ettinger, Associate Professor of History, Clarkson University • conversation
Oct. 20, 2021 ~7 min

New cancer treatment may reawaken the immune system

By combining chemotherapy, tumor injury, and immunotherapy, researchers show that the immune system can be re-engaged to destroy tumors in mice.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 19, 2021 ~6 min

How marsh grass protects shorelines

As climate change brings greater threats to coastal ecosystems, new research can help planners leverage the wave-damping benefits of marsh plants.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 18, 2021 ~5 min

Accelerating the discovery of new materials for 3D printing

A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 15, 2021 ~7 min

These neural networks know what they’re doing

A certain type of artificial intelligence agent can learn the cause-and-effect basis of a navigation task during training.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 14, 2021 ~6 min

Deep learning helps predict traffic crashes before they happen

A deep model was trained on historical crash data, road maps, satellite imagery, and GPS to enable high-resolution crash maps that could lead to safer roads.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 12, 2021 ~5 min

Making data visualizations more accessible

Researchers find blind and sighted readers have sharply different takes on what content is most useful to include in a chart caption.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 12, 2021 ~7 min

3 Questions: Kalyan Veeramachaneni on the hurdles preventing fully automated machine learning

Researchers hope more user-friendly machine-learning systems will enable nonexperts to analyze big data — but can such systems ever be completely autonomous?

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 6, 2021 ~9 min

Weighing cancer cells to personalize drug choices

A new study shows a link between patient survival and changes in tumor cell mass after glioblastoma treatment.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2021 ~8 min

A robot that finds lost items

This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items, even if they are buried under a pile.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2021 ~8 min