A biomedical engineer pivots from human movement to women’s health

Postdoc Shaniel Bowen studies women's sexual anatomy and health while also working to interest young women in STEM careers.

Michaela Jarvis | School of Engineering • mit
yesterday ~7 min

A new way to detect radiation involving cheap ceramics

Work by MIT engineers could lead to plethora of new applications, including better detectors for nuclear materials at ports.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
April 11, 2024 ~10 min

New AI method captures uncertainty in medical images

By providing plausible label maps for one medical image, the Tyche machine-learning model could help clinicians and researchers capture crucial information.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
April 11, 2024 ~7 min

Four Cambridge researchers awarded prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grants

The funding provides leading senior researchers with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, curiosity-driven projects that could lead to major scientific

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 11, 2024 ~6 min

With inspiration from “Tetris,” MIT researchers develop a better radiation detector

The device, based on simple tetromino shapes, could determine the direction and distance of a radiation source, with fewer detector pixels.

David L. Chandler | MIT News • mit
April 10, 2024 ~7 min

A faster, better way to prevent an AI chatbot from giving toxic responses

Researchers create a curious machine-learning model that finds a wider variety of prompts for training a chatbot to avoid hateful or harmful output.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
April 10, 2024 ~8 min

When an antibiotic fails: MIT scientists are using AI to target “sleeper” bacteria

Most antibiotics target metabolically active bacteria, but with artificial intelligence, researchers can efficiently screen compounds that are lethal to dormant microbes.

Alex Ouyang | Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health • mit
April 8, 2024 ~4 min

MIT engineers design flexible “skeletons” for soft, muscle-powered robots

New modular, spring-like devices maximize the work of live muscle fibers so they can be harnessed to power biohybrid bots.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
April 8, 2024 ~8 min

This 3D printer can figure out how to print with an unknown material

The advance could help make 3D printing more sustainable, enabling printing with renewable or recyclable materials that are difficult to characterize.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
April 8, 2024 ~8 min

Reevaluating an approach to functional brain imaging

An MRI method purported to detect neurons’ rapid impulses produces its own misleading signals instead, an MIT study finds.

Jennifer Michalowski | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
April 4, 2024 ~6 min