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2.972 How a Manual Transmission Works

<b>AUTHOR:</b><p>Gautam Jayaraman<p><b>E-MAIL:</b><p><b>COURSE:</b><p>Undecided<p><b>CLASS/YEAR:</b><p>1<p><b>MAIN FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENT:</b> Vary the torque and angular velocity of the power sent from …

Engineering

A new era of astronomy

The first detection of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time — which was made on Sept. 14, 2015 and announced on Feb. 11, 2016, …

Astrophysics

Improving Your Digital Intelligence

References<p><b>1.</b> J. Bughin and N. van Zeebroeck, “The Best Response to Digital Disruption,” MIT Sloan Management Review 58, no. 4 (summer 2017): 80-86.<p><b>2.</b> …

human-computer-interaction-for-uxd-online-short-course

Receive a detailed module breakdown, start dates, payment options, and program outcomes.<p><b>GET YOUR COURSE BROCHURE</b><p>First Name *<p>Last Name *<p>E-mail Address …

UX Design

MIT researchers respond to hurricanes Irma and Maria

As Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria approached the Caribbean late this summer, public and private supply chains already affected and stretched thin …

Puerto Rico

Brexit, explained

Proponents said leaving the EU would save the U.K. money, but that isn’t the case.<p>By Rebecca Linke | October 18, 2017<p>Why It Matters<p>The U.K. has until …

Brexit

Frankenstein in the Age of CRISPR-Cas9 - Facts So Romantic

Jialiang Gao / Wikimedia CommonsThe so-called “year without a summer,” 1816, was bleak, if not strangely gothic. Mount Tambora in Indonesia had …

19th Century

The Red Roads to Timbuktu : Image of the Day

The city of Timbuktu has long had a reputation for being a distant and even mythical place. Given its strategic location at the edge of the Sahara …

Deserts

9 new business insights from MIT Sloan Management Review

How employees can avoid becoming commodities, and more from the magazine.<p>By Rebecca Linke | October 19, 2017<p>"No matter what your field, it pays to …

MIT Sloan

AI in the Boardroom: The Next Realm of Corporate Governance

At first blush, the idea of artificial intelligence (AI) in the boardroom may seem far-fetched. After all, board decisions are exactly the opposite …

Intelligence

News - 2017 - Study reveals key molecular link in major cell growth pathway

Study reveals key molecular link in major cell growth pathway<i>Image: Steven Lee/Whitehead Institute</i>October 19, 2017Cambridge, MA – A team of …

Biology

Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack

Researchers at MIT have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body’s immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the …

Cancer

Butterfly wings inspire a better way to absorb light in solar panels

Taking inspiration from nature<p>The wings of a butterfly have inspired a new type of solar cell that can harvest light twice as efficiently as before and could one day improve our solar panels.<p>Solar panels are usually made of thick solar cells, and are positioned at an angle to get the most amount of …

Clean Energy

Putting an End to Leaders’ Self-Serving Behavior

Morela Hernandez is an associate professor of business administration at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. The Darden …

Psychology

Mapping Climate Change: Contested Futures in New York City’s Flood Zone – MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Liz Koslov, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT<p>As seas rise, coasts erode, deserts spread, and permafrost melts, climate change is …

Climate

Can Fake News Be Stopped in the Next 10 Years?

Will fake news be thwarted in the next 10 years? A survey of more than 1,100 internet and technology experts by Pew Research Center was nearly split …

Advertising Industry

IIT-Roorkee working on smart grid

IIT-Roorkee is part of an Indo-US consortium working on a mega project for smart energy distribution system.<br>The $ 75 million project, called US-India …

Smart Grids

Big question for U.S. cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?

Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:<p>Is it worth it?<p>Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous …

United States

At The HUB, a celebration of art, technology, and innovation

The central hub of Boston’s 2017 HUBweek celebration last week was a remarkable sight: a sprawling village of over 80 shipping containers transformed …

MIT Media Lab

MLTalks: Margarita Mora

<b>All talks at the Media Lab, unless otherwise noted, are open to the public. <br>This talk will be webcast. Join the conversation on Twitter: …

Ecology

These 10 cities have the best chance of getting Amazon's $5 billion headquarters, according to the data

It seems that every local official across the US and Canada is trying to lure Amazon to his or her city or town.<p>To state their case for the company's second headquarters, officials tout their region's benefits, potential tax breaks, and local opportunities. But what does Amazon really want in a …

Business

Digital Diploma debuts at MIT

In 1868, the fledgling Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Boylston Street awarded its first diplomas to 14 graduates. Since then, it has issued …

Bitcoin

Trump Pitches Tax Plan to Policy Group That Helped Write It

President Donald Trump sought to rally support for his effort to overhaul the nation’s tax code on Tuesday at a conservative policy group that helped …

Business

Learning Creative Learning: It's not a MOOC, it's a community

On Wednesday, October 18, a team from the Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten group is launching a new, experimental online course: Learning Creative …

Learning

Merton: Combine these 2 financial products to fund retirement

When used together, reverse mortgages and annuities can provide retirement relief.<p>By Rebecca Linke | October 17, 2017<p>For many retirees, their house …

Retirement

How we determine who’s to blame

How do people assign a cause to events they witness? Some philosophers have suggested that people determine responsibility for a particular outcome …

Psychology

Fixing Macroeconomics Will Be Really Hard

The field is still reckoning with the failure to see the Great Recession coming.<p>Five or six years ago, with the hangover from the Great Recession still dominating the national conversation, macroeconomic policy was all the rage. Now, it’s an afterthought, with issues like health care, trade and …

Economics

A new way to harness wasted methane

Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture …

Energy

OEC - Tunisia (TUN) Exports, Imports, and Trade Partners

Looking for commercial partners in Tunisia? List your company on Macro Market.<p>Tunisia is the 59th largest export economy in the world and the 40th …

Italy

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care Less About Disrupting and More About Creating

If you’re an entrepreneur or aspiring to become one, Tim O’Reilly is the kind of mentor you should try to enlist. He’s been there and done that in …