Engineers discover a new way to control atomic nuclei as “qubits”

Using lasers, researchers can directly control a property of nuclei called spin, that can encode quantum information.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 15, 2023 ~5 min

Ingestible sensor could help doctors pinpoint GI difficulties

The sensor sends out its location as it moves through the GI tract, revealing where slowdowns in digestion may occur.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 13, 2023 ~8 min

Efficient technique improves machine-learning models’ reliability

The method enables a model to determine its confidence in a prediction, while using no additional data and far fewer computing resources than other methods.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 13, 2023 ~7 min

Carbon emissions from fertilisers could be reduced by as much as 80% by 2050

Researchers have calculated the carbon footprint for the full life cycle of fertilisers, which are responsible for approximately five percent of total

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 9, 2023 ~7 min

Scientists boost quantum signals while reducing noise

“Squeezing” noise over a broad frequency bandwidth in a quantum system could lead to faster and more accurate quantum measurements.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 9, 2023 ~9 min

Solving a machine-learning mystery

A new study shows how large language models like GPT-3 can learn a new task from just a few examples, without the need for any new training data.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 7, 2023 ~8 min

Automating the math for decision-making under uncertainty

A new tool brings the benefits of AI programming to a much broader class of problems.

Rachel Paiste | Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences | MIT CSAIL • mit
Feb. 6, 2023 ~5 min

New polymers could enable better wearable devices

MIT engineers developed organic polymers that can efficiently convert signals from biological tissue into the electronic signals used in transistors.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
Feb. 6, 2023 ~5 min

Toward new, computationally designed cybersteels

With a grant from the Office of Naval Research, MIT researchers aim to design novel high-performance steels, with potential applications including printed aircraft components and ship hulls.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Feb. 3, 2023 ~5 min

Cornwall space launch: why launching rockets from UK soil can benefit industry and security

Efforts to launch rockets into space from the UK need to demonstrate reliability.

Craig Underwood, Professor, University of Surrey • conversation
Feb. 3, 2023 ~8 min