MIT engineers design a robotic replica of the heart’s right chamber

The realistic model could aid the development of better heart implants and shed light on understudied heart disorders.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
Dec. 8, 2023 ~8 min

Researchers safely integrate fragile 2D materials into devices

The advance opens a path to next-generation devices with unique optical and electronic properties.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Dec. 8, 2023 ~8 min

Automated system teaches users when to collaborate with an AI assistant

MIT researchers develop a customized onboarding process that helps a human learn when a model’s advice is trustworthy.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Dec. 8, 2023 ~10 min

MIT engineers develop a way to determine how the surfaces of materials behave

Using machine learning, the computational method can provide details of how materials work as catalysts, semiconductors, or battery components.

David L. Chandler | MIT News • mit
Dec. 7, 2023 ~9 min

Using machine learning to monitor driver ‘workload’ could help improve road safety

Researchers have developed an adaptable algorithm that could improve road safety by predicting when drivers are able to safely interact with in-vehicle systems

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 7, 2023 ~6 min

Accelerated climate action needed to sharply reduce current risks to life and life-support systems

2023 Global Change Outlook from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change quantifies benefits of policies that cap global warming at 1.5 C.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Dec. 6, 2023 ~11 min

AI accelerates problem-solving in complex scenarios

A new, data-driven approach could lead to better solutions for tricky optimization problems like global package routing or power grid operation.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Dec. 5, 2023 ~7 min

A new optimization framework for robot motion planning

MIT CSAIL researchers established new connections between combinatorial and continuous optimization, which can find global solutions for complex motion-planning puzzles.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 30, 2023 ~8 min

New study shows how universities are critical to emerging fusion industry

Fusion’s success as a renewable energy depends on the creation of an industry to support it, and academia is vital to that industry’s development.

Peter Reuell | Julianna Mullen | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Nov. 30, 2023 ~8 min

Immune action at a distance

MIT and MGH researchers design a local, gel-based drug-delivery platform that may provoke a system-wide immune response to metastatic tumors.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Nov. 30, 2023 ~10 min