Supporting sustainability, digital health, and the future of work

The MIT and Accenture Convergence Initiative for Industry and Technology selects three new research projects to support.

School of Engineering • mit
Aug. 24, 2023 ~8 min

There’s racial bias in lower-level NFL coach hiring and promoting

“These data analyses show where biases are hiding, and once we know that, we can think about interventions..."

Rachel Cramer-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 21, 2023 ~6 min


A carbon tax on investment income could be more fair and make it less profitable to pollute – a new analysis shows why

Taxing consumption that contributes to climate change hits the poor the hardest, while overlooking the huge profits tied to greenhouse gas emissions.

Jared Starr, Sustainability Scientist, UMass Amherst • conversation
Aug. 17, 2023 ~8 min

A carbon tax on investment income could be more fair and quickly make it less profitable to pollute − here's why

Taxing consumption that contributes to climate change hits the poor the hardest, while overlooking the huge profits tied to greenhouse gas emissions.

Jared Starr, Sustainability Scientist, UMass Amherst • conversation
Aug. 17, 2023 ~8 min

Likable or memorable? How to create slogans

New findings offer insights into how to create slogans that are either memorable or likable.

Pate McCuien-U. Missouri • futurity
Aug. 15, 2023 ~5 min

Most sale prices are bogus, but 1 tweak could help

A paper digs into why the Federal Trade Commission stopped enforcing deceptive pricing regulations and a way to curb the widespread practice.

Shannon Roddel - Notre Dame • futurity
Aug. 11, 2023 ~6 min

New tool is the latest weapon in fight against robocalls

A new tool could help reveal more information about pesky robocalls and shed light on related criminal activity.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Aug. 11, 2023 ~7 min

Wildfires are a severe blow to Maui's tourism-based economy, but other iconic destinations have come back from similar disasters

Wildfires on Maui are a crippling blow to the island’s tourism industry, which generates half of its jobs. But New Orleans and Kauai show that comebacks are possible.

Rich Harrill, Research Professor of Hospitality and Tourism and Director, International Tourism Research Institute, University of South Carolina • conversation
Aug. 11, 2023 ~6 min


AI ethics teams lack ‘support, resources, and authority’

Because tech industry ethics teams lack resources and authority, their effectiveness is spotty at best, according to a new study.

Stanford • futurity
Aug. 1, 2023 ~11 min

What’s at stake in the actors and writers strikes?

What are the issues at the heart of the strikes that have shuttered the American film and television industry? Experts dig in.

Peggy McGlone-NYU • futurity
July 31, 2023 ~13 min

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