A message from MIT astronauts: Accept the mission and find your motivators
To help us navigate this time of social distancing, three MIT astronauts share lessons of isolated living aboard the International Space Station.
March 24, 2020
MIT joins White House supercomputing effort to speed up search for Covid-19 solutions
Consortium includes industry, government, and academic institutions.
March 23, 2020
3Q: Collaborating with users to develop accessible designs
An MIT team discusses the pitfalls of “parachute research” and the importance of “sociotechnical” factors.
March 13, 2020
3 Questions: Marion Boulicault and Milo Phillips-Brown on ethics in a technical curriculum
Philosophers are part of a team working on transforming technology ethics education at MIT.
March 11, 2020
The elephant in the server room
Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.
March 9, 2020
“Doing machine learning the right way”
Professor Aleksander Madry strives to build machine-learning models that are more reliable, understandable, and robust.
March 7, 2020
3 Questions: Joe Steinmeyer on guiding students into the world of STEM
Since 2009, Steinmeyer has taught more than 400 students in the MITES, MOSTEC, SEED Academy, and E2 programs.
March 4, 2020
Design, power, and justice
In new book “Design Justice,” Associate Professor Sasha Costanza-Chock examines how to make technology work for more people in society.
March 3, 2020
The catch to putting warning labels on fake news
Study finds disclaimers on some false news stories make people more readily believe other false stories.
March 2, 2020
President Reif testifies before Congress on U.S. competitiveness
“To stay ahead, the U.S. needs to do more to capitalize on our own strengths,” he tells representatives.
February 27, 2020
Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance
System ensures hackers eavesdropping on large networks can’t find out who’s communicating and when they’re doing so.
February 26, 2020
MIT Solve announces 2020 global challenges
Tech-based solutions sought for challenges in work environments, education for girls and women, maternal and newborn health, and sustainable food.
February 25, 2020
Low-cost “smart” diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet
Design combines a common diaper material with RFID technology.
February 13, 2020
MIT researchers identify security vulnerabilities in voting app
Mobile voting application could allow hackers to alter individual votes and may pose privacy issues for users.
February 13, 2020
Automated system can rewrite outdated sentences in Wikipedia articles
Text-generating tool pinpoints and replaces specific information in sentences while retaining humanlike grammar and style.
February 12, 2020
Hey Alexa! Sorry I fooled you …
MIT’s new system TextFooler can trick the types of natural-language-processing systems that Google uses to help power its search results, including audio for Google Home.
February 7, 2020
How to tackle depression in Japan?
CCI and Takeda collaborate on a theoretical approach leveraging networks of people and machines in support of individuals experiencing depression.
February 4, 2020
Experts join J-PAL North America in advancing conversation on the work of the future
Academic, government, and advocacy leaders gathered to promote collaborative research partnerships to identify strategies that help workers thrive in today’s labor market.
January 31, 2020
Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck
Routing scheme boosts efficiency in networks that help speed up blockchain transactions.
January 30, 2020
Demystifying artificial intelligence
Doctoral candidate Natalie Lao wants to show that anyone can learn to use AI to make a better world.
January 29, 2020