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As part of the MIT Task Force on the “Work of the Future’s” recent series of research briefs, MIT professors Paul Osterman and Kathleen Thelen highlight the critical role that skills, education, and...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- Many MIT students, like their beaver mascot, are well-known for engineering skills, industrious habits, and for creating some amazing things late into the night. So, an...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- Materials called perovskites show strong potential for a new generation of solar cells, but they’ve had trouble gaining traction in a market dominated by silicon-based...
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A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- MIT researchers have devised a technique that reverse engineers complex 3D computer-aided design (CAD) models, making them far easier for users to customize for...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself. The polymer, which might someday...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- It’s not hard to understand why some of the world’s largest corporations have made huge investments in metal 3D printing recently. Manufacturing metal parts at scale...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory tasks such...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- Today, most web browsers have private-browsing modes, in which they temporarily desist from recording the user’s browsing history. But data accessed during private...
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(MIT News: Cambridge, MA) -- How does cargo weight affect fuel economy in cars? What are the mechanical differences between bench pressing dumbbells and bench pressing barbells? How does...