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Recovering “lost dimensions” of images and video  MIT · 4 days
Model could recreate video from motion-blurred images and “corner cameras,” may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images. more
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Ruth Lehmann elected as director of Whitehead Institute  MIT · 1 month
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