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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 […]

  • 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

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