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Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible  2020-05-20
Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.
A mechanical way to stimulate neurons  2020-07-20
Magnetic nanodiscs can be activated by an external magnetic field, providing a research tool for studying neural responses.
Seemingly similar, two neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner  2020-07-20
Diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate reveal distinct propensities for change, or “plasticity.”
This flat structure morphs into shape of a human face when temperature changes  2019-09-30
New structural design could lead to self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
Bringing artificial intelligence and MIT to middle school classrooms  2019-12-30
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks  2019-07-12
When designing actuators involves too many variables for humans to test by hand, this system can step in.
How worms move: Dopamine helps nematodes coordinate motor behaviors  2020-06-30
To spy on worms for days on end, Picower Institute scientists invent a new open-source microscopy platform.
Engineers design bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves, other cardiac devices  2020-01-29
Device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
To self-drive in the snow, look under the road  2020-02-26
Weather’s a problem for autonomous cars. MIT’s new system shows promise by using “ground-penetrating radar” instead of cameras or lasers.

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Anticipatory Cognitive Science is a research field that ensembles artificial intelligence, biology, psychology, neurology, engineering and philosophy in order to build anticipatory cognitive systems that are able to face human tasks with the same anticipatory capabilities and performance. In deep: Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. Its intellectual origins are in the mid-1950s when researchers in several fields began to develop theories of mind based on complex representations and computational procedures. Its organizational origins are in the mid-1970s when the Cognitive Science Society was formed and the journal Cognitive Science began. Since then, more than sixty universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have established cognitive science programs, and many others have instituted courses in cognitive science.