Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT  
Life Sciences - Jun 12
Life Sciences
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. Researchers from MIT and other institutions have developed a new model for autism research that could enable new therapies and treatments, reports the Xinhua news agency.
Computer Science - Jun 10
Computer Science

A new tool for predicting a person's movement trajectory may help humans and robots work together in close proximity.

Computer Science - May 29
Computer Science

Signals help neural network identify objects by touch; system could aid robotics and prosthetics design.

Astronomy - May 2

"We will keep listening for these faint and remote cosmic whispers," says the physics professor.

Astronomy - Apr 10

Images reveal supermassive black hole at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy. Haystack research scientist speaks with Lowell Sun reporter Alana Melanson about how scientists at the Haystack Observatory made key contributions to creating the first-ever image of a black hole.

Business - Mar 26

Study measures how much free online goods are worth to consumers. Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson speaks with Sabri Ben-Achour of Marketplace about his work quantifying the economic benefits of goods and services that GDP does not measure.

Music - Jun 5

Fleet of "roboats" could collect garbage or self-assemble into floating structures in Amsterdam's many canals.

Innovation - May 20

New program will focus on rapid deployment of artificial intelligence innovations in operations, disaster response, and medical readiness. MIT and the U.S. Air Force "are teaming up to launch a new accelerator focused on artificial intelligence applications," writes Danny Crichton for TechCrunch .

Administration - Apr 17

In a new book, MIT professors say more public investment in science will create a better economy for all.

Agronomy - Apr 3

Machine learning can reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features. MIT researchers developed a machine learning system that has identified the ideal growing conditions for basil, reports Chase Purdy for Quartz .

Physics - Mar 14

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

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