Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research machine-learning batteries metals chemical-engineering school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Researchers discover a new way to control infrared light

The new method could impact devices used in imaging, machine learning, and more.

Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory
Jan. 30, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: lincoln-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering photonics research imaging dmse school-of-engineering defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture

New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent
Aug. 8, 2019 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research chemistry chemical-engineering school-of-science school-of-engineering drug-development artificial-intelligence pharmaceuticals defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective

Biological engineers design RNA circuits that enable precise control over the dose of therapeutic protein a patient receives.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Oct. 16, 2018 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research biological-engineering cancer dna rna genetics school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis | MIT News

System makes it easier to produce new molecules for myriad applications.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Sept. 20, 2018
~5 mins |

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