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Giving keener “electric eyesight” to autonomous vehicles

>>On-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But MIT researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could

Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue

>>Overactive repair system promotes cell death following DNA damage by certain toxins, study shows DNA-repair enzymes help cells survive damage to their genomes, which arises as a normal byproduct of cell activity and can also be caused by environmental toxins. However, in certain situations, DNA

Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells

>>New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization Perovskites — a broad category of compounds that share a certain crystal structure — have attracted a great deal of attention as potential new solar-cell materials because of their low cost,

Identifying artificial intelligence “blind spots”

>>Model identifies instances when autonomous systems have learned from examples that may cause dangerous errors in the real world A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have “learned” from training examples that don’t match what’s actually happening

Democratizing data science

>>Tool for nonstatisticians automatically generates models that glean insights from complex datasets MIT researchers are hoping to advance the democratization of data science with a new tool for nonstatisticians that automatically generates models for analyzing raw data. Democratizing data science is the notion that anyone,