Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials

Cutting-edge microscope helps reveal ways to control the electronic properties of atomically thin materials.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 26, 2021 ~8 min

“SCOUT” helps researchers find, quantify significant differences among organoids

Unbiased, high-throughput analysis pipeline improves utility of “minibrains” for understanding development and diseases such as Zika infection.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Dec. 14, 2020 ~9 min

Automating material-matching for movies and video games

Animators spend hours adding textures to objects. A new machine-learning system simplifies the process.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~5 min

New microscope technique reveals details of droplet nucleation

The initiation of droplet and bubble formation on surfaces can now be directly imaged, allowing for design of more efficient condensers and boilers

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 2, 2020 ~9 min

Algorithm reduces use of riskier antibiotics for UTIs

Machine learning model predicts probability that a particular urinary tract infection can be treated by specific antibiotics.

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Anticipating heart failure with machine learning

Many health issues are tied to excess fluid in the lungs. A new algorithm can detect the severity by looking at a single X-ray.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 1, 2020 ~5 min

Live imaging method brings structure to mapping brain function

Scientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Sept. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors

Human hair is 50 times softer than steel, yet it can chip away a razor’s edge, a new study shows.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Better simulation meshes well for design software (and more)

New work on 2D and 3D meshing aims to address challenges with some of today’s state-of-the-art methods.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 20, 2020 ~7 min

A focused approach to imaging neural activity in the brain

New molecule for imaging calcium in neurons reduces crosstalk from neighboring neurons.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 26, 2020 ~7 min