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Putting neural networks under the microscope
Putting neural networks under the microscope

Researchers pinpoint the “neurons” in machine-learning systems that capture specific linguistic features during translation tasks.

Technique could boost resolution of tissue imaging as much as tenfold
Technique could boost resolution of tissue imaging as much as tenfold

Approach developed by MIT engineers surmounts longstanding problem of light scattering within biological tissue and other complex materials.

MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga
MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line.

Ingestible, expanding pill monitors the stomach for up to a month
Ingestible, expanding pill monitors the stomach for up to a month

Soft, squishy device could potentially track ulcers, cancers, and other GI conditions over the long term.

Optimizing solar farms with smart drones
Optimizing solar farms with smart drones

MIT spinoff Raptor Maps uses machine-learning software to improve the maintenance of solar panels.

Engineers program marine robots to take calculated risks
Engineers program marine robots to take calculated risks

Algorithm could help autonomous underwater vehicles explore risky but scientifically-rewarding environments.

MIT’s REXIS and Bennu’s watery surface
MIT’s REXIS and Bennu’s watery surface

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample-return spacecraft, carrying MIT instrument, arrived at asteroid in December; now begins the science to select a sampling location.

Learning to teach to speed up learning
Learning to teach to speed up learning

An algorithm that teaches robot agents how to exchange advice to complete a task helps them learn faster.

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Device made from flexible, inexpensive materials could power large-area electronics, wearables, medical devices, and more.

Champion figure skater thrives at MIT
Champion figure skater thrives at MIT

Computer science major Kevin Shum, a two-time U.S. national champion in figure skating, says competing on the ice helped him grow in and out of the classroom.

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