MIT

How the cloud has changed education and training

A few years ago, the cloud was a promise to reduce costs of IT and improve flexibility and scaling by providing on-demand computing, storage and services to every organization.<p>Today, the cloud is a ubiquity we take for granted. We expect every file, every service and digital asset we have to be …

Learning

Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99

Elias Burstein, one of the pioneers in the optical physics of solids, whose research into the photoionization of impurities in silicon helped pave the way for the development of silicon semiconductors, died June 17 at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 99.<p>His family confirmed his death.<p>Mr. Burstein, …

University of Pennsylvania

Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology

Cities that have emerged as leaders in autonomous vehicle testing and innovation have some combination of leading corporations, cutting edge university research and enthusiastic political support<p>The development of self-driving cars has pitched a handful of cities into a new gold rush, a chance to …

Transportation

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready

Extreme heat struck across the Southwest U.S. this week, sending temperatures in Phoenix soaring to near 120°F and grounding airplanes that were …

Climate Change

MIT grads are already taking Tim Cook's graduation advice

View photos<p>More<p>Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, futurist Ray …

Tim Cook

Probing the magnetic universe

Nuclear Science and Engineering Associate Professor Nuno Loureiro has spent his first year and a half at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center …

Physics

Glen Urban - Faculty

Glen Urban is the <i>David Austin Professor in Marketing, Emeritus,</i> and MIT Sloan School Dean, Emeritus.<p>Urban concentrates on the fascinating area of …

Urban

Anantha Chandrakasan named dean of School of Engineering

Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), has been named …

Education

MIT Students Made An Interactive, Augmented Reality Mural

Murals have been around for most of human history, but now they're coming to life. With the help of over twenty-five artists, five students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) transformed an underground tunnel at its campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts into a 200-foot long series of …

Augmented Reality

The World’s Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse - Bloomberg

The world’s workers seem to be in a bad spot: A recent study found that each new industrial robot displaces six employees. Automation is on the rise …

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Which Universities Are Offering Blockchain Courses?

In US, renowned universities such as Stanford University, University of California - Berkeley, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are offering …

Bitcoin

Donald Trump Takes Credit For Solar Panel Border Wall, Calls It 'My Idea' | International Business Times

Speaking at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa rally Wednesday, President Donald Trump claimed credit for the idea of a solar panel border wall with Mexico, …

Donald Trump

Algorithm generates optimal origami folding patterns for any shape: New algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure

New algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure<p>A new algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to …

Machine Learning

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Intelligence

Origami anything

In a 1999 paper, Erik Demaine — now an MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science, but then an 18-year-old PhD student at the …

Computer Science

Why Toyota thinks blockchain could enable self-driving cars

The technology could make it easier for companies and communities to analyze the huge amounts of data expected from sensors in cars, roads and other …

Bitcoin

10 best cities in the world to be a student

Cities

The Critical Difference Between Complex and Complicated

Featured excerpt from It’s Not Complicated: The Art and Science of Complexity for Business<p>It’s time to call out the real culprit in far too many …

Iberdrola and MIT Energy Initiative announce $10.3 million collaboration

Building on a shared commitment to driving innovation and education in energy and climate solutions, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Iberdrola …

Innovation

Four areas where 3-D printing could flourish

New analysis identifies applications and markets where the technology can scale.<p>By Dylan Walsh | June 22, 2017<p>For all its hype, 3-D printing hasn’t …

Manufacturing

What the all-time greatest sports teams can teach us about leadership

The author of a new book explains why the 49ers of the 1980s made his list, but today’s Patriots didn’t.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | June 21, 2017<p>What …

MIT Sloan

To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower

On behalf of students and alumni from all Ivy-Plus universities, we call on our institutions to join the “We Are Still In” coalition<p>America’s top universities expend considerable efforts to lead in the rankings, but last week they fell short—missing a critical opportunity to show moral leadership …

Climate

MIT accelerator Play Labs announces class of 13 AR/VR startups

Play Labs, a summer accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced its first batch of 13 startups that are developing augmented reality and virtual reality technology.<p>The focus of the startups will be to develop “playful tech” in a variety of industries. The initial …

Augmented Reality

Computer chip mimics human brain, with light beams for neurons

Artificial neural networks, computer algorithms that take inspiration from the human brain, have demonstrated fancy feats such as detecting lies, …

Quantum Mechanics

Blockchain’s next steps

Simon Johnson on how the technology could spur financial inclusion, and on what has yet to be done.<p>By Amy MacMillan Bankson | June 20, …

Bitcoin

JanSport’s latest backpack does double duty as a giant QR code

Why it matters to you<p>If you get one of these, you may have to attach a small sign telling others that<p>You may well consider QR codes as a relic of a …

Online Life

Meet the Labbers: Akito van Troyer

"My name’s Akito van Troyer. I’m a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab in a group called Opera of the Future. My work mostly relates to making new …

MIT Media Lab

Rickshaws Plus Technology Equals a Better Commute in Developing World

From big data to mobile payments, technology is improving informal transportation networks in megacities of Asia and Africa<p>By<p>Jason Bordoff<p>Jason Bordoff<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>In cities where a nightmare commute consists of a train delay, it is hard to imagine the challenge of getting around …

Cities

Romantic and Rational Approaches to Artificial Intelligence

The use of artificial intelligence in the criminal justice system offers a stark example of the contrast between knowing how to produce results and …

Artificial Intelligence