Search reveals eight new sources of black hole echoes

The findings will help scientists trace a black hole’s evolution as it feeds on stellar material.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 2, 2022 ~7 min

A one-up on motion capture

A new neural network approach captures the characteristics of a physical system’s dynamic motion from video, regardless of rendering configuration or image differences.

Lauren Hinkel | MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab • mit
April 29, 2022 ~9 min

Engineers use artificial intelligence to capture the complexity of breaking waves

Their model’s predictions should help researchers improve ocean climate simulations and hone the design of offshore structures.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 29, 2022 ~7 min

From seawater to drinking water, with the push of a button

Researchers build a portable desalination unit that generates clear, clean drinking water without the need for filters or high-pressure pumps.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
April 28, 2022 ~7 min

Machine learning, harnessed to extreme computing, aids fusion energy development

Linking techniques from machine learning with advanced numerical simulations, MIT researchers take an important step in state-of-the-art predictions for fusion plasmas.

Martin Greenwald | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
April 27, 2022 ~7 min

Using excess heat to improve electrolyzers and fuel cells

New technology could help generate hydrogen and chemical industry ingredients.

Matthew Hutson | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 26, 2022 ~7 min

Physicists embark on a hunt for a long-sought quantum glow

A new approach could make it possible detect the elusive Unruh effect in hours, rather than billions of years.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
April 26, 2022 ~8 min

Researchers develop a paper-thin loudspeaker

The flexible, thin-film device has the potential to make any surface into a low-power, high-quality audio source.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
April 26, 2022 ~9 min

A smarter way to develop new drugs

A new artificial intelligence technique only proposes candidate molecules that can actually be produced in a lab.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
April 26, 2022 ~8 min

Estimating the informativeness of data

MIT researchers can now estimate how much information data are likely to contain, in a more accurate and scalable way than previous methods.

Rachel Paiste | Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
April 25, 2022 ~7 min