Electrons become fractions of themselves in graphene, study finds

An exotic electronic state observed by MIT physicists could enable more robust forms of quantum computing.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
Feb. 21, 2024 ~9 min

Automated method helps researchers quantify uncertainty in their predictions

An easy-to-use technique could assist everyone from economists to sports analysts.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Feb. 21, 2024 ~7 min

Smart glove teaches new physical skills

Adaptive smart glove from MIT CSAIL researchers can send tactile feedback to teach users new skills, guide robots with more precise manipulation, and help train surgeons and pilots.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
Feb. 20, 2024 ~8 min

New model identifies drugs that shouldn’t be taken together

Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers can predict interactions that could interfere with a drug’s effectiveness.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
Feb. 20, 2024 ~6 min

This tiny, tamper-proof ID tag can authenticate almost anything

MIT engineers developed a tag that can reveal with near-perfect accuracy whether an item is real or fake. The key is in the glue on the back of the tag.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Feb. 18, 2024 ~7 min

Hitchhiking cancer vaccine makes progress in the clinic

MIT spinout Elicio developed a vaccine based on a lymph node-targeting approach first developed at the Koch Institute. Phase 1 solid tumor clinical trial results are promising so far.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Feb. 15, 2024 ~11 min

With just a little electricity, MIT researchers boost common catalytic reactions

Applying a small voltage to a catalyst can increase the rates of reactions used in petrochemical processing, pharmaceutical manufacture, and many other processes.

David L. Chandler | MIT News • mit
Feb. 15, 2024 ~7 min

MIT researchers remotely map crops, field by field

The team used machine learning to analyze satellite and roadside images of areas where small farms predominate and agricultural data are sparse.

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

A new test could predict how heart attack patients will respond to mechanical pumps

Performing this test could help doctors prevent dysfunction that can occur when the right and left ventricles of the heart become imbalanced.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
Feb. 14, 2024 ~7 min

Using AI to discover stiff and tough microstructures

Innovative AI system from MIT CSAIL melds simulations and physical testing to forge materials with newfound durability and flexibility for diverse engineering uses.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Feb. 14, 2024 ~6 min