Producing better guides for medical-image analysis

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>>Model quickly generates brain scan templates that represent a given patient population By Rob Matheson MIT researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease diagnosis. One use of medical image analysis is to crunch datasets of patients’ […]

Toward more efficient computing, with magnetic waves

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>>Circuit design offers a path to “spintronic” devices that use little electricity and generate practically no heat By Rob Matheson MIT researchers have devised a novel circuit design that enables precise control of computing with magnetic waves — with no electricity needed. The advance takes a step toward practical magnetic-based […]

Bot can beat humans in multiplayer hidden-role games

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>>Using deductive reasoning, the bot identifies friend or foe to ensure victory over humans in certain online games By Rob Matheson MIT researchers have developed a bot equipped with artificial intelligence that can beat human players in tricky online multiplayer games where player roles and motives are kept secret. Many […]

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas

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>>Device may enable “T-ray vision” and better wireless communication By Jennifer Chu Within the electromagnetic middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “T-ray vision.” Terahertz waves have frequencies higher than microwaves and lower than infrared and visible light. Where optical light is blocked […]

Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

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>>New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A By Anne Trafton About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who […]

Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

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>>Coating particles with “right-handed” molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily By Anne Trafton MIT engineers have shown that they can enhance the performance of drug-delivery nanoparticles by controlling a trait of chemical structures known as chirality — the “handedness” of the structure. Many biological molecules can come […]

Technique helps robots find the front door

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>>Navigation method may speed up autonomous last-mile delivery By Jennifer Chu In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door. Standard approaches for robotic navigation involve […]

Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections

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>>Model alerts driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views By Rob Matheson MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views. Navigating intersections can be dangerous […]

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