AI method radically speeds predictions of materials’ thermal properties

The approach could help engineers design more efficient energy-conversion systems and faster microelectronic devices, reducing waste heat.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
July 16, 2024 ~8 min

How to assess a general-purpose AI model’s reliability before it’s deployed

A new technique enables users to compare several large models and choose the one that works best for their task.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
July 16, 2024 ~7 min

MIT OpenCourseWare “changed how I think about teaching and what a university is”

Bernardo Picão, a graduate student in physics, has turned to MIT Open Learning’s resources throughout his educational journey.

Lauren Rebecca Thacker | MIT Open Learning • mit
July 15, 2024 ~5 min

Study reveals how an anesthesia drug induces unconsciousness

Propofol, a drug commonly used for general anesthesia, derails the brain’s normal balance between stability and excitability.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
July 15, 2024 ~8 min

Reasoning skills of large language models are often overestimated

New CSAIL research highlights how LLMs excel in familiar scenarios but struggle in novel ones, questioning their true reasoning abilities versus reliance on memorization.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 11, 2024 ~6 min

When to trust an AI model

More accurate uncertainty estimates could help users decide about how and when to use machine-learning models in the real world.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
July 11, 2024 ~7 min

Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel

Ammonia could be a nearly carbon-free maritime fuel, but without new emissions regulations, its impact on air quality could significantly impact human health.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
July 11, 2024 ~9 min

Researchers study differences in attitudes toward Covid-19 vaccines between women and men in Africa

While women and men self-reported similar vaccination rates, unvaccinated women had less intention to get vaccinated than men.

Will Sullivan | MIT Governance Lab • mit
July 10, 2024 ~7 min

A new way to miniaturize cell production for cancer treatment

A chip the size of a pack of cards uses fewer resources and a smaller footprint than existing automated manufacturing platforms and could lead to more affordable cell therapy manufacturing.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
July 9, 2024 ~7 min

A new strategy to cope with emotional stress

A study by MIT scientists supports “social good” as a cognitive approach to dealing with highly stressful events.

Rubina Veerakone | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
July 8, 2024 ~7 min