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Robots Are Slashing U.S. Wages and Worsening Pay Inequality - Bloomberg

Robots have long been maligned for job-snatching. Now you can add depressing wages and promoting inequality to your list of automation-related …

Robots

MIT: US cyber insecurity a 'disgrace' that Trump needs to take seriously

MIT says that unless cybersecurity becomes a priority and more than just lip service, US core services will be at risk.<p>MIT experts have warned the …

Cybersecurity

EF11: Digital Experimentation and Peer Effects with Dean Eckles

Speaker 1: Welcome to Economic Frontiers. Today our guest is Dean Eckles who is an assistant professor of marketing at MIT's Sloan School of …

Research

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

It's clear from the numbers. Google has a diversity problem.<p>For the past few years, the company has publicly shared its workplace makeup in a report detailing the race, gender and ethnicity of each employee hired the previous year. Last year, while the number of black employees went up, they still …

Silicon Valley

How to Use Your “Know-How” to Bootstrap Your Startup

We are born curious. When did we stop questioning everything that intrigued us? Have you ever asked yourself if you could create an online course? We …

Entrepreneurship

James Nadeau Talks Wicked Queer Boston’s LGBT Film Festival (AUDIO)

This week I talked with James Nadeau, Executive Director of Wicked Queer Boston’s LGBT Film Festival which is celebrating its 33rd year and runs from March 30th to April 9th. There are over 120 features and shorts participating in this year’s film festival. Opening night on Thursday March 30th …

LGBTQ

MIT Uses Hackathon to Bring Togther Fintech & Traditional Services

MIT’s recent fintech hackathon, its first ever, connected the Fintech industry with more traditional financial services. This combination is yet …

FinTech

Did Israel's Arrow Really Shoot Down a Syrian Rocket?

Knocking a SAM down with a ballistic-missile interceptor seems a chancy and expensive way of protecting aircraft.Last week’s report that Israel’s …

Cold War

Cyber Defenders Of The Future Must Be Given The Opportunity To Put Theory Into Practice

<i>University students compete at the Inter-ACE competition. Photo courtesy of Inter-ACE</i><p>One of the biggest challenges facing businesses, political institutions and individuals is cyber security. In Germany this week, the Government has revealed that its websites are being subjected to daily assault …

Cybersecurity

DATASETS + DOCUMENTS

• <b>Hacking Healthcare Entrepreneurship: A Startup Guide Inspired by MIT’s Hacking Medicine</b> – In this ebook by the Kauffman Foundation, you’ll learn …

Health Care

Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns

For the last few decades, microchip manufacturers have been on a quest to find ways to make the patterns of wires and components in their microchips …

Chemistry

Tips for the Video Producer of a BLOSSOMS lesson | MIT BLOSSOMS

Our MIT BLOSSOMS video producer, Jerold Gelfand, has put together helpful tips for other producers of BLOSSOMS video lessons. You can watch the video …

MIT's 'flying building' assembles itself in mid-air and can be dropped into disaster zones

The 'Fast, Cheap and Out of the Box' project was created by students at MIT to defy the common limitations of architecture<p>Imagine a structure that is quick to assemble, easy to transport and offers shelter in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Now, imagine one that can assemble itself in mid-air. …

Construction

“Virtual batteries” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power

In the power grid, supply and demand need to match exactly. If consumers demand more power than producers can supply, or if producers provide more …

Batteries

Harvard Thinks It’s Found the Next Einstein — and She’s 23

Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us — and she’s a millennial.<p>At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is already one of …

Albert Einstein

MIT creates 3D-printed robot inspired by the goldbug beetle

Someday, robots, planes, cars and other machines might have sensors all over their bodies, turning them into a huge touchscreen that recognizes your input. For that to happen, though, scientists have to develop sensor-rich robotic skin that can react to its environment, is affordable and is easy to …

3D Printing

These MIT grads are having their 15 minutes of programmatic fame

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve seen the seemingly ubiquitous native ad that’s been running since October with some …

Advertising Industry

Technology and Operations Certificate

Do you need assistance designing your Executive Certificate plan?<p>Our executive education staff will be happy to help you design the Executive …

Glorianna Davenport, "The Networked Sensory Landscape Meets the Future of Documentary" - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing

At its heart, documentary cinema has always been an experimental medium. Its evolution has been driven on the one hand by the creativity and …

Innovation

Low Caregiver Wages Take Toll

WICHITA, Kans. — Kay Soltz says her son repeats the names of caregivers who have moved on to other jobs.<p>“Christi gone, Sarah gone, Jolinda gone,” …

Developmental Disabilities

How technology is being used to elevate the in-store experience

The headlines are as chilling as a frozen food section: “Amazon to Add 100,000 Jobs as Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Crumbles” and “Where Did my …

eCommerce

Would you rent this $1,800 luxury apartment — with 91,000 zooming cars for neighbors?

There was a time, if only brief, that developer Jim Thomas actually contemplated whether to add what has surely become one of the most visible new …

Housing

Will AI Create as Many Jobs as It Eliminates?

A new global study finds several new categories of human jobs emerging, requiring skills and training that will take many companies by surprise.<p>The …

Machine Learning

MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the …

Renewable Energy

Protecting web users' privacy

Most website visits these days entail a database query—to look up airline flights, for example, or to find the fastest driving route between two …

On the Road to AI, Don’t Ask “Are We There Yet?”

Businesses that put in the effort to create an artificially intelligent business may see amazing returns at first — but there are good reasons to …

Artificial Intelligence

A measurable improvement in STEM access for the blind

How would you learn geometry without seeing the shapes? How would you calculate Pythagoras’ lengths without seeing the measurements? MIT graduate …

Education

Harvard Student VP Facing Impeachment

<i>Council Questions Campaign Finance, Mailings</i><p><b>By Sanjay Basu</b><i><br>ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR</i><p>Following accusations of campaign violations regarding buttons, …

Impeachment

Homo Sovieticus

Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny<p>By Wladimir Velminski<p>Translated by Erik Butler<p>Overview<p>In October 1989, as the Cold War was ending …

How to Maintain America’s Edge

In February 2016, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, joined with …

Physics