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AI method radically speeds predictions of materials’ thermal properties
AI method radically speeds predictions of materials’ thermal properties

The approach could help engineers design more efficient energy-conversion systems and faster microelectronic devices, reducing waste heat.

How to assess a general-purpose AI model’s reliability before it’s deployed
How to assess a general-purpose AI model’s reliability before it’s deployed

A new technique enables users to compare several large models and choose the one that works best for their task.

Professor Emeritus John Vander Sande, microscopist, entrepreneur, and admired mentor, dies at 80
Professor Emeritus John Vander Sande, microscopist, entrepreneur, and admired mentor, dies at 80

A trailblazer in electron microscopy, Vander Sande is remembered for his dedication to teaching, service, and global collaboration.

Polina Anikeeva named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Polina Anikeeva named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Anikeeva, who conducts research at the intersection of materials science, electronics, and neurobiology, succeeds Caroline Ross.

Marking a milestone: Dedication ceremony celebrates the new MIT Schwarzman College of Computing building
Marking a milestone: Dedication ceremony celebrates the new MIT Schwarzman College of Computing building

Members of the MIT community, supporters, and guests commemorate the opening of the new college headquarters.

Machine learning and the microscope
Machine learning and the microscope

PhD student Xinyi Zhang is developing computational tools for analyzing cells in the age of multimodal data.

Reasoning skills of large language models are often overestimated
Reasoning skills of large language models are often overestimated

New CSAIL research highlights how LLMs excel in familiar scenarios but struggle in novel ones, questioning their true reasoning abilities versus reliance on memorization.

When to trust an AI model
When to trust an AI model

More accurate uncertainty estimates could help users decide about how and when to use machine-learning models in the real world.

Community members receive 2024 MIT Excellence Awards, Collier Medal, and Staff Award for Distinction in Service
Community members receive 2024 MIT Excellence Awards, Collier Medal, and Staff Award for Distinction in Service

Staff members receive recognition for their exceptional support of the MIT community.

Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel
Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel

Ammonia could be a nearly carbon-free maritime fuel, but without new emissions regulations, its impact on air quality could significantly impact human health.

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