Volta Labs: Improving workflows for genetic applications

October 18, 2021

Unlike traditional liquid-handling automation, the suite of solutions developed by MIT Media Lab spinoff Volta Labs provides end-to-end integration for a wide variety of workflows.The Volta platform is based...

Thriving Stars: An initiative to improve gender representation in electrical engineering and computer science

October 17, 2021

The MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science announced yesterday the Thriving Stars initiative, a new effort to improve gender representation in MIT’s largest doctoral graduate program.“It is...

Cellular environments shape molecular architecture

October 16, 2021

In eukaryotes like humans and animals, most of a cell’s DNA is stored in a rounded structure called the nucleus.Their results revealed that the pore had larger dimensions than...

A dispatch and routing platform to improve deliveries

October 16, 2021

Now Wise Systems, a startup that began as a class project at MIT, is offering a dispatch and routing platform designed to make the last-mile delivery experience better for everyone,...

Punishment for the people

October 16, 2021

By some lights, it seems curious how authoritarian leaders can sustain their public support while limiting liberties for citizens.And retributive justice, as Tsai says, is “the just allocation of...

Making data visualizations more accessible

October 16, 2021

Ultimately, they found that captions for blind readers should focus on the overall trends and statistics in the chart, not its design elements or higher-level insights.Level 4 descriptions include...

2,050-year-old Roman tomb offers insights on ancient concrete resilience

October 16, 2021

Concrete often begins to crack and crumble after a few decades of life — but curiously, that hasn’t been the case with many Roman structures.The structures are still standing,...

Deep learning helps predict traffic crashes before they happen

October 16, 2021

To get ahead of the uncertainty inherent to crashes, scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence developed a deep learning...

Refugee learners aim to lift up their communities

October 16, 2021

The MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT) recently celebrated the graduation of its third Certificate in Computer and Data Science cohort in an online ceremony.ReACT is a yearlong online learning...

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero receives Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

October 16, 2021

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT, has received the 2021 Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award from the Max Planck Society and the Alexander von Humboldt...