MIT announces framework to guide negotiations with publishers

Principle-based framework aims to support the needs of scholars, reflect MIT principles, and advance science.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries | Oct. 23, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: libraries open-access research brain-and-cognitive-sciences school-of-science

Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation

Systems “learn” from novel dataset that captures how pushed objects move, to improve their physical interactions with new objects.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms robots robotics data machine-learning computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mechanical-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise

Findings in mice suggest targeting certain brain circuits could offer new ways to treat some neurological disorders.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research autism brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute school-of-science neuroscience national-institutes-of-health-nih

Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering biology cancer drug-delivery disease mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering medicine health-sciences-and-technology

Deep learning with point clouds

Research aims to make it easier for self-driving cars, robotics, and other applications to understand the 3D world.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail computer-science-and-technology algorithms autonomous-vehicles robots robotics research school-of-engineering machine-learning electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs

What makes for better bureaucracy?

Political science PhD candidates Guillermo Toral and Tugba Bozcaga find that government-appointed officials deliver the goods — given the right circumstances.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: political-science school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences international-development government research students graduate graduate postdoctoral

Antenna system developed at Lincoln Laboratory aims to improve wireless communications

In-band full-duplex techniques applied to a phased-array antenna may provide a tenfold speedup in data transmit and receive rates while supporting a rapidly increasing number of wireless devices.

Dorothy Ryan | Lincoln Laboratory | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: lincoln-laboratory communications wireless research

Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted

Study finds even the tallest ice cliffs should support their own weight rather than collapsing catastrophically.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment fluid-dynamics global-warming research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research biological-engineering faculty broad-institute school-of-engineering profile imaging microfluidics genetics drug-development

Whitehead Institute team resolves structure of master growth regulator

New research reveals how mTORC1 docks at lysosomal surface.

Nicole Davis | Whitehead Institute | Oct. 18, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: whitehead-institute biology school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih research drug-discovery

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