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Reevaluating an approach to functional brain imaging
Reevaluating an approach to functional brain imaging

An MRI method purported to detect neurons’ rapid impulses produces its own misleading signals instead, an MIT study finds.

Propelling atomically layered magnets toward green computers
Propelling atomically layered magnets toward green computers

MIT scientists have tackled key obstacles to bringing 2D magnetic materials into practical use, setting the stage for the next generation of energy-efficient computers.

Q&A: Tips for viewing the 2024 solar eclipse
Q&A: Tips for viewing the 2024 solar eclipse

Brian Mernoff of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics offers best practices to get the most out of your eclipse experience.

Unlocking new science with devices that control electric power
Unlocking new science with devices that control electric power

Seron Electronics, founded by Mo Mirvakili PhD ’17, makes research equipment with applications including microelectronics, clean energy, optics, biomedicine, and beyond.

Researchers 3D print key components for a point-of-care mass spectrometer
Researchers 3D print key components for a point-of-care mass spectrometer

The low-cost hardware outperforms state-of-the-art versions and could someday enable an affordable, in-home device for health monitoring.

A new computational technique could make it easier to engineer useful proteins
A new computational technique could make it easier to engineer useful proteins

MIT researchers plan to search for proteins that could be used to measure electrical activity in the brain.

MIT researchers discover “neutronic molecules”
MIT researchers discover “neutronic molecules”

Study shows neutrons can bind to nanoscale atomic clusters known as quantum dots. The finding may provide insights into material properties and quantum effects.

Designing solutions to ensure equity in health care
Designing solutions to ensure equity in health care

MIT senior Daisy Wang interweaves biological engineering and women’s and gender studies as a way to address social problems.

Characterizing social networks
Characterizing social networks

A new method to measure homophily in large group interactions offers insights into how groups might interact in the future.

Researchers create “The Consensus Game” to elevate AI’s text comprehension and generation skills
Researchers create “The Consensus Game” to elevate AI’s text comprehension and generation skills

MIT CSAIL researchers are using ideas from game theory to improve the reliability of language generation in language models.

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