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Retrofitting MIT’s deep learning “boot camp” for the virtual world
Retrofitting MIT’s deep learning “boot camp” for the virtual world

With technology new and old, instructors try to recreate the interactivity of their pre-Covid classroom.

The (robotic) doctor will see you now
The (robotic) doctor will see you now

Study finds patients are receptive to interacting with robots designed to evaluate symptoms in a contact-free way.

When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding
When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding

Social media users share charts and graphs — often with the same underlying data — to advocate opposing approaches to the pandemic.

QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects for 2021
QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects for 2021

The Institute ranks second in four subject areas.

Microsystems Annual Research Conference goes virtual, preserves human touch
Microsystems Annual Research Conference goes virtual, preserves human touch

Student committee delivers interactive conference on microsystems and nanoscience.

Fostering ethical thinking in computing
Fostering ethical thinking in computing

New case studies series examines social, ethical, and policy challenges of present-day computing activities.

Researchers virtually open and read sealed historic letters
Researchers virtually open and read sealed historic letters

History unfolds as an interdisciplinary research team uses computational tools to examine the contents of “locked” letters.

Researchers introduce a new generation of tiny, agile drones
Researchers introduce a new generation of tiny, agile drones

The technology could boost aerial robots’ repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.

Sharing stories of resilience
Sharing stories of resilience

Flipping Failure is a collection of video stories told by MIT students about overcoming academic setbacks and coping with the pandemic.

SMART develops analytical tools to enable next-generation agriculture
SMART develops analytical tools to enable next-generation agriculture

Engineered plant nanosensors and portable Raman spectroscopy will help enable sustainable practices in traditional and urban agriculture.

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