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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A new algorithm capable of inferring goals and plans could help machines better adapt to the imperfect nature of human planning.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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Unbiased, high-throughput analysis pipeline improves utility of “minibrains” for understanding development and diseases such as Zika infection.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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The advance could cut production costs and reduce the size of microelectronics for sensing and communication.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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Starship's groundbreaking design will help it land safely on Mars one day.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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A key finding: Early reopening last spring led to a dramatic drop in “quarantine strength” in southern and west-central U.S. states.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
Dec. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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A quantum effect in topological semimetals demonstrated by MIT researchers could allow for the utilization of an untapped energy source.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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The discovery can help to cure bacterial infections without inducing resistance or causing harm to good bacteria.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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