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From making the lunar landings possible to interpreting the meaning of the moon rocks, the Institute was a vital part of history. more
Unmasking mutant cancer cells  MIT · 3 days
A new dosing regimen for an old cancer drug shows new promise as an immunotherapy. more
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How expectation influences perception  MIT · 5 days
Neuroscientists find brain activity patterns that encode our beliefs and affect how we interpret the world around us. more
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When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in. more
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Making wireless communication more energy efficient  MIT · 2 weeks
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