Data science

Hey Alexa! Sorry I fooled you …

A human can likely tell the difference between a turtle and a rifle. Two years ago, Google’s AI wasn’t...

Feb 7 · 2 min read >

A college for the computing age

The mission of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing is to address the opportunities and challenges of...

Feb 4 · 9 min read >

MIT launches master’s in data, economics, and development policy, led by Nobel laureates

This week, the first cohort of 22 students begin classes in MIT’s new master’s program in Data, Economics, and...

Feb 4 · 2 min read >

A smart surface for smart devices

We’ve heard it for years: 5G is coming.  And yet, while high-speed 5G internet has indeed slowly been rolling...

Feb 3 · 2 min read >

Testing the waters

In 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began restoring the Broad Meadows salt marsh in Quincy, Massachusetts. The...

Jan 28 · 3 min read >

The new front against antibiotic resistance

After Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in 1928, spurring a “golden age” of drug development, many scientists thought infectious...

Jan 23 · 3 min read >

Study: State-level adoption of renewable energy standards saves money and lives

In the absence of federal adoption of climate change policy, states and municipalities in the United States have been...

Jan 22 · 8 min read >

Sending clearer signals

In the secluded Russian city where Yury Polyanskiy grew up, all information about computer science came from the outside...

Jan 12 · 5 min read >

Tool predicts how fast code will run on a chip

MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool that predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications.  ...

Jan 6 · 3 min read >

Finding a good read among billions of choices

With billions of books, news stories, and documents online, there’s never been a better time to be reading —...

Dec 20 · 2 min read >