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optical communications

Advancing Undersea Optical Communications

Nearly five years ago, NASA and Lincoln Laboratory made history when the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) used a pulsed laser beam to transmit...
machine learning

More Efficient Security for Cloud-Based Machine Learning

A novel encryption method devised by MIT researchers secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise...
Design tool

Design Tool Reveals a Product’s Many Possible Performance Tradeoffs

MIT researchers have developed a tool that makes it much easier and more efficient to explore the many compromises that come with designing new...
time-folded opticsvideo

Novel Optics for Ultrafast Cameras Create New Possibilities for Imaging

MIT researchers have developed novel photography optics that capture images based on the timing of reflecting light inside the optics, instead of the traditional...
spaghetti noodle

MIT Mathematicians Solve Age-Old Spaghetti Mystery

If you happen to have a box of spaghetti in your pantry, try this experiment: Pull out a single spaghetti stick and hold it...
Glaucoma

Study Suggests Glaucoma May Be an Autoimmune Disease

Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins...
mental health

The Debate over How Working Memory Works

In a debate where the stakes are nothing short of understanding how the brain maintains its so-called “sketchpad of conscious thought,” researchers discuss exactly...
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Model “Learns” from Patient Data to Make Cancer Treatment...

MIT researchers are employing novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for glioblastoma,...
hydrogel structure fabrication

Skoltech and MIT Develop Simple Hydrogel Modification Method, Paving the Way...

Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed a novel method for the...
optoelectronic diodes

Introducing the Latest in Textiles: Soft Hardware

The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right...
stratospheric warming

Hole in Ionosphere Is Caused by Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Forecasting space weather is even more challenging than regular meteorology. The ionosphere — the upper atmospheric layer containing particles charged by solar radiation —...
sensor

Sensor Could Help Doctors Select Effective Cancer Therapy

MIT chemical engineers have developed a new sensor that lets them see inside cancer cells and determine whether the cells are responding to a...
Gliomavideo

A Targeted Approach to Treating Glioma

Glioma, a type of brain cancer, is normally treated by removing as much of the tumor as possible, followed by radiation or chemotherapy. With...
On-chip optical filter

On-Chip Optical Filter Processes Wide Range of Light Wavelengths

MIT researchers have designed an optical filter on a chip that can process optical signals from across an extremely wide spectrum of light at...
Fabrics

Inventing Future Fabrics

A T-shirt that can change color to complement your mood (and help you pare down your wardrobe). An apron that transforms into a dress...
machine-learning

Helping Computers Perceive Human Emotions

MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a machine-learning model that takes computers a step closer to interpreting our emotions as naturally as humans do. In...
Cell-sized robots

Cell-Sized Robots Can Sense Their Environment

Researchers at MIT have created what may be the smallest robots yet that can sense their environment, store data, and even carry out computational...
artificial intelligencevideo

Doctors Rely on More Than Just Data for Medical Decision Making

Many technology companies are working on artificial intelligence systems that can analyze medical data to help diagnose or treat health problems. Such systems raise...
polymers

Light-Controlled Polymers Can Switch Between Sturdy and Soft

MIT researchers have designed a polymer material that can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer...
molecular clock

Molecular Clock Could Greatly Improve Smartphone Navigation

MIT researchers have developed the first molecular clock on a chip, which uses the constant, measurable rotation of molecules — when exposed to a...