The fight against childhood blindness could lead to eagle-eyed robots
Congenital cataracts account for up to 20 percent of blindness cases in children.
MIT AI model is 'significantly' better at predicting breast cancer
The model can find breast cancer earlier and eliminates racial disparities in screening.
MIT finds smaller neural networks that are easier to train
MIT’s "Lottery Ticket" mini-neural networks train only the nodes they need.
MIT scientists 'work out' synthetic hydrogels to make them stronger
The discovery could be used in heart valves or spinal disks in the future.
Particle learning system could help robots make sushi
Robotic hands could grab with a gentler, subtler touch.
NASA’s TESS spacecraft finds its first Earth-sized exoplanet
It’s a good indicator that TESS will be able to locate other small planets.
Recycling robot can sort paper and plastic by touch
It could spare people from the drudgery of sifting recycling by hand.
MIT suspends its research partnerships with Huawei and ZTE
It cites federal investigations linked to alleged Iranian sanction violations.
Researchers designed a shape-shifting airplane wing
Their new "metamaterial" could make air travel more energy efficient.