Model helps robots navigate more like humans do

Model helps robots navigate more like humans do

“In simulations, robots move through new environments by exploring, observing, and drawing from learned experiences. When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without thinking too much. They can learn from …

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Honing quantum sensing

Honing quantum sensing

“PhD student David Layden in the Quantum Engineering Group has a new approach to spatial noise filtering that boosts development of ultra-sensitive quantum sensors. While quantum technologies have great long-term potential in computing applications, they are closer to practical use …

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New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide

New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide

“Lithium-based battery could make use of greenhouse gas before it ever gets into the atmosphere. A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to …

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Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis

Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis

“System makes it easier to produce new molecules for myriad applications. Designing a new chemical synthesis can be a laborious process with a fair amount of drudgery involved — mixing chemicals, measuring temperatures, analyzing the results, then starting over again if …

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Detangling DNA replication

Detangling DNA replication

“Researchers identify an essential protein that helps enzymes relax overtwisted DNA so each strand can be copied during cell division. DNA is a lengthy molecule — approximately 1,000-fold longer than the cell in which it resides — so it can’t …

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More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning

More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning

“Novel combination of two encryption techniques protects private data, while keeping neural networks running quickly. A novel encryption method devised by MIT researchers secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise for …

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