New “traffic cop” algorithm helps a drone swarm stay on task
By keeping data fresh, the system could help robots inspect buildings or search disaster zones.
New method accelerates data retrieval in huge databases
Researchers used machine learning to build faster and more efficient hash functions, which are a key component of databases.
Shrinky Dinks, nail polish, and smelly bacteria
High school students spend time at MIT building a low-cost fuel cell.
Matthew Kearney: Bringing AI and philosophy into dialogue
The computer science and philosophy double-major aims to advance the field of AI ethics.
Pilot, engineer, neuroscientist, bridge-builder
How Elissa Gibson ’22 connected the dots to form her own unique constellation of MIT experiences.
Titanic robots make farming more sustainable
MIT alumnus-founded FarmWise uses autonomous machines to snip weeds while preserving crops, eliminating the need for herbicides.
Creating a versatile vaccine to take on Covid-19 in its many guises
Aided by machine learning, scientists are working to develop a vaccine that would be effective against all SARS-Cov-2 strains.
Working to make nuclear energy more competitive
Through research on high burnup fuels and improving the design of nuclear power plants, NSE doctoral student Assil Halimi is adopting a dual approach to addressing some of the industry’s toughest challenges.
Nanotube sensors are capable of detecting and distinguishing gibberellin plant hormones
Developed at SMART, the nondestructive nanosensors could have wide applications in agricultural science.
Learning to compute through art
“Introduction to Physical Computing for Artists” at the MIT Student Art Association teaches students to use circuits, wiring, motors, sensors, and displays by developing their own kinetic artworks.