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Lightsabers
Lightsabers

Physicists Created a New Form of Light

Researchers at MIT and Harvard made groups of three photons interact.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.15.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.
Becky Ferreira
1.18.18
Moveable
Moveable

Car Sensors Will Help Solve Traffic Jams

Stop tailgating already, say MIT researchers.
Tracey Lindeman
12.14.17
nanobionics
nanobionics

Researchers Are Working on Plants That Could Glow Bright Enough to Replace Lamps

Firefly-like leaves are a big step forward in the field of plant nanobionics.
Samantha Cole
12.13.17
quantum computer
quantum computer

Physicists Made an Unprecedented 53 Qubit Quantum Simulator

These special quantum computers are able to model physical interactions that are too complex for conventional supercomputers.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17
DNA/IDK
DNA/IDK

CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

The new delivery mechanism completely turned off a gene responsible for high cholesterol in mice.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.17
algorithms
algorithms

Researcher: ‘We Should Be Worried’ This Computer Thought a Turtle Was a Gun

The once-theoretical problem of "adversarial objects" just got real.
Samantha Cole
11.2.17
code
code

New MIT Tool Automatically Rewrites Old Code for New Software

But take heart: It still requires human developers.
Michael Byrne
9.27.17
beat
beat

Remember When Swatch Invented a New Time System for the Internet?

The Swiss watchmaker, with the support of a notable visionary at MIT, tried to sell the public on an internet-friendly time system without zones. It didn't take over, but it did garner a few superfans.
Ernie Smith
9.8.17
Intelligent Eating
Intelligent Eating

MIT Created an AI That Knows the Ingredients in Your Food

So … how gross is that food on Instagram?
Caroline Haskins
7.20.17
convolutional cats
convolutional cats

This Deep Learning AI Generated Thousands of Creepy Cat Pictures

Meow Generator.
Jason Johnson
7.14.17
machine learning
machine learning

MIT Researchers Offer Algorithm for Picking 'Winning' Startups

Their method beats top IRL venture capitalists.
Michael Byrne
6.29.17