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“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings
“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings

Flexible sensors and an artificial intelligence model tell deformable robots how their bodies are positioned in a 3D environment.

Analyce Hernandez: uncloaking big mysteries
Analyce Hernandez: uncloaking big mysteries

Junior double major seeks to piece together puzzles of the universe, particle by particle.

Bubble-capturing surface helps get rid of foam
Bubble-capturing surface helps get rid of foam

Bubbly buildup can hinder many industrial processes, but a new method can reduce or even eliminate it.

Brainstorming energy-saving hacks on Satori, MIT’s new supercomputer
Brainstorming energy-saving hacks on Satori, MIT’s new supercomputer

Three-day hackathon explores methods for making artificial intelligence faster and more sustainable.

Researchers develop a roadmap for growth of new solar cells
Researchers develop a roadmap for growth of new solar cells

Starting with higher-value niche markets and then expanding could help perovskite-based solar panels become competitive with silicon.

Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing
Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

Decarbonizing the making of consumer products
Decarbonizing the making of consumer products

Researchers are devising new methods of synthesizing chemicals used in goods from clothing, detergents, and antifreeze to pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Improving pavement networks by predicting the future
Improving pavement networks by predicting the future

CSHub researchers have developed a pavement maintenance model that considers future uncertainties to improve performance and lower cost.

Engineers mix and match materials to make new stretchy electronics
Engineers mix and match materials to make new stretchy electronics

Next-generation devices made with new “peel and stack” method may include electronic chips worn on the skin.

A college for the computing age
A college for the computing age

With the initial organizational structure in place, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing moves forward with implementation.

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