New tool empowers users to fight online misinformation

The Trustnet browser extension lets individuals assess the accuracy of any content on any website.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 16, 2024 ~7 min

Scientists use generative AI to answer complex questions in physics

A new technique that can automatically classify phases of physical systems could help scientists investigate novel materials.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 16, 2024 ~8 min

Researchers: Smarter Vehicles Could Greatly Change Traffic Signals

VOA Learning English • voa
May 15, 2024 ~5 min

Robotic “SuperLimbs” could help moonwalkers recover from falls

A new MIT system could help astronauts conserve energy and extend missions on the lunar surface.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
May 15, 2024 ~8 min

Two Win World Food Prize for Securing Agricultural Seeds

VOA Learning English • voa
May 14, 2024 ~5 min

Solar storms that caused pretty auroras can create havoc with technology — here’s how

Solar storms can play havoc with electrical grids, satellites and railway lines.

Jim Wild, Professor of Space Physics, Lancaster University • conversation
May 14, 2024 ~7 min

Using ideas from game theory to improve the reliability of language models

A new “consensus game,” developed by MIT CSAIL researchers, elevates AI’s text comprehension and generation skills.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
May 14, 2024 ~8 min

Dreams help you process bad experiences

New research suggests that "dreaming after an emotional experience might help us feel better in the morning."

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine • futurity
May 14, 2024 ~5 min

Fruit fly testes enzyme could stymie harmful pests

An enzyme found in fruit fly testes could control bugs that carry disease and harm crops by stunting their ability to procreate.

Roberto Molar Candanosa-Johns Hopkins • futurity
May 14, 2024 ~5 min

‘Noise’ in the machine: Human differences in judgment lead to problems for AI

Just as human biases show up in machine learning systems, so, too, do people’s vagaries and vicissitudes.

Mayank Kejriwal, Research Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California • conversation
May 14, 2024 ~8 min