MIT

Soft skills training brings substantial returns on investment

Both companies and workers benefit.<p>By Dylan Walsh | December 11, 2017<p>Training employees in soft skills, such as communication, can increase employee …

MIT Sloan

What to Expect From Agile

References<p><b>1.</b> The original “Agile Manifesto” is available at http://agilemanifesto.org.<p><b>2.</b> As part of this gathering momentum, a wide range of industry …

Project Management

How privacy policies affect genetic testing

Different types of privacy laws in U.S. states produce markedly different effects on the willingness of patients to have genetic testing done, …

Genetic Testing

Reading a neural network’s mind

Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data, have been responsible for the most impressive …

Machine Learning

A Team of MIT Scientists Taught an AI to Get Emotional Over Movies

Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of …

Artificial Intelligence

Additive manufacturing, explained

How it works, its biggest advantages, and which industries it could disrupt.<p>By Rebecca Linke | December 7, 2017<p>Additive manufacturing makes it …

Manufacturing

Fitchburg State battles in tough loss to MIT

FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg State University men's basketball team entered Saturday's game in search of a turnaround.

Massachusetts

Camera Culture research appears in best papers issue of ICCV

3D cameras can transform autonomous driving and health technologies by scanning the geometry of a scene and forming a so-called 3D picture. New 3D …

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

The School of Engineering has announced the addition of 16 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers during the 2017-18 …

Engineering

Asu Ozdaglar named head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Asu Ozdaglar, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the new head of the …

Computer Science

The case of the Super Soaker and the chamber therein

What the classic toy can teach you about innovation and patent protection.<p>By Brian Eastwood | December 8, 2017<p>Toy company Larami survived a 1992 …

MIT Sloan

BPS approves change to school start times

Some Boston Public School students will soon be able to sleep in a bit longer before classes.<p>The Boston School Committee approved a change to school …

Alumna Inspires Kid Inventors with Star Wars

The number one new Star Wars toys on Amazon and Walmart is a Droid Inventor Kit: kids create their own customized R2D2. Thanks to Ayah Bdeir SM '06 …

Star Wars

Tree Computer

The OpenAg™ Tree Computer is a Food Computer built to identify and optimize climatic and nutritional conditions for tree growth and productive yield. …

3 Questions: Chris Zegras on designing your city’s transit system

<i>Have you ever wanted to change your city’s public transit system? A new digital tool developed by an MIT team lets people design alterations to</i> …

Cities

JPL deploys a CubeSat for astronomy

Tiny satellites called CubeSats have attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Besides allowing researchers to test new technologies, their …

Women in Science

A bipartisan message of clean energy progress

The diverse group of energy leaders who spoke at the 2017 Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium hailed from …

U.S. Department of Energy

Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane

Industrial and agricultural activities produce large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Many bacteria also …

Biology

How to Test Your Assumptions

When you’re developing a strategy for a new business, testing assumptions in a logical order gives you the best chance to make course corrections …

Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)

Eduardo Castello Ferrer, Jake Rye, Gordon Brander, Tim Savas, Douglas Chambers, Hildreth England, Caleb Harper, “Personal Food Computer: A new device …

For the first time in 14 years, the best university in the world isn't in America

For the first time in 14 years, an American college didn't crack the top two in a ranking of the best universities in the world, according to the …

Imperial College London

How Effective Leaders Drive Digital Change

One key factor: Leaders’ ability to take risks and accept failures.<p>No leader wants his or her team to fail. But, in many digital transformation …

Leadership

Startup’s needle-free drug injector gets commercialization deal

Certain treatments for patients suffering from chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, require multiple intravenous or subcutaneous …

Medicine

Planning for the Future of Work

Rather than focus on finding jobs in the gaps left by machines, individuals and organizations would be smart to prepare themselves to adapt to a …

Intelligence

Cyber-physical Systems Market Research Report Forecast to 2027

Source: imported from this press release.<p>A cyber-physical system is a technology, which is being monitored or controlled by computer-based algorithms …

Meet the Labbers: Hildreth England

In our ongoing audio series, <b>Meet the Labbers</b>, we hear people from all roles across the Media Lab talk about what they do and why they do it.<p><b>Today,</b> …

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to speak at MIT’s 2018 Commencement | MIT News

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer and a bestselling author of three books on leadership and resilience, will deliver the address at …

Sheryl Sandberg

Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm

The recommendation systems at websites such as Amazon and Netflix use a technique called “collaborative filtering.” To determine what products a …

Data Science

IoT Disruption in the Digital Economy

Join Kaan Terzioglu, CEO, Turkcell and Brian Subirana, Director of the MIT Auto-ID Lab where IoT was invented, to learn about innovation in the …

Digital Economy

New MIT Responsive Materials Can Sense And Respond To Stimuli

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new 3D printable hydrogel responsive materials or “living ink” which is …

Communicate