Strengthening trust in machine-learning models

Associate Professor Tamara Broderick and colleagues build a “taxonomy of trust” to identify where in data analysis processes confidence in its results might break down.

Madeleine Turner | MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
March 28, 2023 ~9 min

New additives could turn concrete into an effective carbon sink

MIT engineers discover new carbonation pathways for creating more environmentally friendly concrete.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 28, 2023 ~6 min

How cell mechanics influences everything

Ming Guo seeks connections between a cell’s physical form and its biological function, which could illuminate ways to halt abnormal cell growth.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 26, 2023 ~9 min

A novel combination therapy for treating vancomycin-resistant bacterial infections

Developed at SMART, the therapy stimulates the host immune system to more effectively clear bacterial infections and accelerate infected wound healing.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
March 24, 2023 ~5 min

A design tool to democratize the art of color-changing mosaics

Computational tool from MIT CSAIL enables color-changing cellulose-based designs for data visualization, education, fashion, and more.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
March 23, 2023 ~5 min

Tackling counterfeit seeds with “unclonable” labels

Fake seeds can cost farmers more than two-thirds of expected crop yields and threaten food security. Trackable silk labels could help.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 22, 2023 ~7 min

Learning to grow machine-learning models

New LiGO technique accelerates training of large machine-learning models, reducing the monetary and environmental cost of developing AI applications.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
March 22, 2023 ~7 min

MIT-led teams win National Science Foundation grants to research sustainable materials

The teams will work toward sustainable microchips and topological materials as well as socioresilient materials design.

Materials Research Laboratory | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
March 21, 2023 ~10 min

Fiber “barcodes” can make clothing labels that last

Drawing inspiration from butterfly wings, reflective fibers woven into clothing could reshape textile sorting and recycling.

Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
March 21, 2023 ~6 min

Detailed images from space offer clearer picture of drought effects on plants

J-WAFS researchers are using remote sensing observations to build high-resolution systems to monitor drought.

Carolyn Blais | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab • mit
March 20, 2023 ~8 min