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MIT researchers invent robotic hand that can untangle cords and cables and may eventually complete household tasks like folding clothes The robot can handle fine-motor tasks like untangling cords It may...

MIT researcher warns that filling middle seats on airplanes could nearly double COVID-19 transmissions and cause an extra 80 deaths a year A new statistical model shows COVID-19 infections rising on commercial...

MIT apologises after a giant dataset it was using to teach AI how to recognise people and objects in images was found to be assigning racist and misogynistic labels The research university has apologised...

MIT researchers discover ‘anti-aging molecule’ that can heal DNA lesions linked with Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive declines from aging Researchers identified the enzyme HDAC1 as...

Plants feel pain too! Chemical engineers at MIT develop system to monitor when plants are distressed by embedding microscopic nanotubes into their leaves Chemical engineers tested a monitoring system...

A new study argues that city subways and buses were a “major disseminator” of the coronavirus in the Big Apple. The paper, by MIT economics professor and physician Jeffrey Harris, points to...

MIT researchers use AI to translate the coronavirus’s core protein structure into a calming musical arrangement that conveys the virus’s deceptive nature as it invades human cells A team of...

Keeping a two-metre distance from others may not be enough to stop the spread of coronavirus, a new report suggests. Health officials around the world have been urging members of the public to remain two...

MIT researchers create new self-driving system that can steer in low visibility settings, including fog and snow Researchers from MIT are testing a new self-driving car system for bad weather Instead...

MIT scientists create doomsday computer program to decide what to do if an asteroid is unexpectedly discovered on a crash course for Earth A team of scientists at MIT created a computer to help deal with...

MIT shows off ‘virtually indestructible’ mini cheetah robots in a synchronized dance and soccer game MIT shared a video online showing the capabilities of their mini cheetah robots Researchers...