Steven Barrett appointed Regius Professor of Engineering

An expert on the environmental impacts of aviation, Barrett joins the University of Cambridge from MIT.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 17, 2024 ~4 min

Plant sensors could act as an early warning system for farmers

Sensors that detect plant signaling molecules can reveal when crops are experiencing too much light or heat, or attack from insects or microbes.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
April 17, 2024 ~7 min

3 Questions: Enhancing last-mile logistics with machine learning

MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Director Matthias Winkenbach uses AI to make vehicle routing more efficient and adaptable for unexpected events.

Lauren Hinkel | MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab • mit
April 16, 2024 ~13 min

“Nanostitches” enable lighter and tougher composite materials

In research that may lead to next-generation airplanes and spacecraft, MIT engineers used carbon nanotubes to prevent cracking in multilayered composites.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
April 16, 2024 ~9 min

A blueprint for making quantum computers easier to program

A CSAIL study highlights why it is so challenging to program a quantum computer to run a quantum algorithm, and offers a conceptual model for a more user-friendly quantum computer.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
April 16, 2024 ~8 min

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
April 12, 2024 ~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