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Tracing the evolution of a landscape

Geologist Taylor Perron explores river networks on Earth and beyond.
MIT News Office
MIT News Office

MITEI releases report on the future of solar energy

Report highlights enormous potential and discusses pathways toward affordable solar energy.
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MIT News Office

Connecting the masses

Startup’s advertising platform provides free mobile data to prepaid cellphone users in developing countries.
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The Inverse Square

Yes. It Really Is Brain Surgery

To this. Except you can’t.  No selfie you will ever take can trump what Steven Keating achieved: [Warning: not (to me) gross stuff in the video below. But graphic. Front row seats and all that.] I love the utter commitment to the prinicple that more knowledge — even tough truths — is always better than […]
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MIT Spectrum

Medical Hackathon Awards Innovations in Mobile, Global Health Solutions

For the second year in a row, MIT Hacking Medicine brought together engineers, designers, developers, and clinicians interested in health care innovation. One of the largest health care hackathons in the world, this year’s event drew 80 teams and 450 participants from around the globe. For 48 hours, teams developed solutions to health care challenges […]
MIT Spectrum
MIT Spectrum

MIT Researchers: Lack of Science Funding Threatens the Nation’s Future

In a new report released Monday, MIT researchers examine how a decrease in basic research funding is creating an innovation deficit in the US—and may be driving scientific talent overseas. The report, titled “The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a US Innovation Deficit,” notes that some of the world’s most important […]
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The Tech

Funding cuts hurt US innovation, report says

By Rohan BanerjeeSTAFF REPORTER Decreased federal investment in academic basic research will hinder innovation in industries and at universities, according to a report, entitled “The Future Postponed,” written by a committee of 30 MIT faculty members and administrators.
The Tech
The Tech

Memorial unveiled in honor of Collier

By Jennifer F. SwitzerSTAFF REPORTER The dedication of a permanent memorial to Officer Sean A. Collier was held on April 29 in a ceremony that emphasized the strength of both Collier and the MIT community.
The Tech
The Tech

Settlement requires edX to supply features for those with disabilities

By Katherine NazemiNEWS EDITOR EdX has entered into a settlement with the Department of Justice over allegations that the online course provider was not fully accessible to people with disabilities, in violation of federal law.
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The Inverse Square

On The Unbearable Lightness Of David Brooks

I know I’ve been mostly absent, and will continue to be so.  (At least until this makes it through copy editing.)* I know as well that there’s too much to be talked about to waste much time on the utterly predictable. And I also know that what I’m about to point out is far less […]
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MIT Spectrum

The Grad Student and the Celebrity Economist: An Unexpected Critique Earns Unprecedented Attention

It’s not every day that the prestigious Brookings Institute commissions a paper based on a blog comment, but that’s exactly what happened to MIT graduate student Matthew Rognlie. Last year, Rognlie, a PhD candidate in MIT’s Department of Economics, read French economist Thomas Piketty‘s bestselling book on wealth inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In […]
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