Algorithm finds hidden connections between paintings at the Met

A team from MIT helped create an image retrieval system to find the closest matches of paintings from different artists and cultures.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Five MIT payloads deployed on the International Space Station

A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.

Janine Liberty | MIT Media Lab • mit
March 25, 2020 ~8 min

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Using math to blend musical notes seamlessly

Algorithm enables one audio signal to glide into another, recreating the “portamento” effect of some musical instruments.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 27, 2019 ~7 min

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MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date

Made from carbon nanotubes, the new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 12, 2019 ~7 min

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Objects can now change colors like a chameleon

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory team creates new reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light.

Rachel Gordon | CSAIL • mit
Sept. 10, 2019 ~6 min

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Translating proteins into music, and back

By turning molecular structures into sounds, researchers gain insight into protein structures and create new variations.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 26, 2019 ~8 min

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The politics of ugly buildings

In new book, MIT’s Timothy Hyde looks at the architectural controversies that have helped shape Britain.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 24, 2019 ~7 min

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