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Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently
Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently

MIT system “learns” how to optimally allocate workloads across thousands of servers to cut costs, save energy.

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration
A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data.

A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting
A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting

Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas.

Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure
Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure

“Risk-aware” traffic engineering could help service providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google better utilize network infrastructure.

MIT-Delft University of Technology team places third in Formula Student Germany driverless competition
MIT-Delft University of Technology team places third in Formula Student Germany driverless competition

Teams were scored on speed, construction, performance, and financial planning at one of the world’s largest student engineering competitions.

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance
New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Novel class of “ionic liquids” may store more energy than conventional electrolytes — with less risk of catching fire.

Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s
Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Study finds that Alzheimer’s damage allows toxins to enter the brain, further harming neurons.

Beaver Works Summer Institute concludes its fourth year
Beaver Works Summer Institute concludes its fourth year

Students wow visitors with a flurry of races and demonstrations during the program's signature final event.

A single-photon source you can make at home
A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

The music of the spheres
The music of the spheres

MIT hosts "Songs from Extrasolar Spaces," a musical melding of art and science inspired by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

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