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System automatically writes optimized algorithms to encrypt data in Google Chrome browsers and web applications. more
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Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies. more
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Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch  MIT · 2 days
MIT CSAIL system can learn to see by touching and feel by seeing, suggesting future where robots can more easily grasp and recognize objects. more
An escape route for carbon  MIT · 7 days
Study shows minerals sequester carbon for thousands of years, which may explain oxygen’s abundance in the atmosphere. more
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By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
How we tune out distractions  MIT · 7 days
Neuroscientists trace a brain circuit that filters unwanted sensory input. more
New gene-editing system precisely inserts large DNA sequences into cellular DNA  MIT · 7 days
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Chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light  MIT · 2 weeks
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