Could blockchain help track outbreaks like E. coli in spinach?

Are new technologies like blockchain like good ways to trace foods through their supply chain during food contamination outbreaks? New research challenges that idea.

Dan Bernardi-Syracuse • futurity
Sept. 6, 2022 ~6 min

Analysis of email traffic suggests remote work may stifle innovation

At MIT, social networks with “weak ties,” which help foster new ideas, declined during the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers report.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 1, 2022 ~6 min

Algorithm learns to correct 3D printing errors for different parts, materials and systems

Engineers have created intelligent 3D printers that can quickly detect and correct errors, even in previously unseen designs, or unfamiliar materials like

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 16, 2022 ~7 min

What’s the fairest way to pay artists for streaming music?

Streaming services like Spotify have kickstarted a debate about how musical artists should get paid for their work. New research digs into what's fair.

Duke U. Fuqua School of Business • futurity
Aug. 11, 2022 ~10 min

Bragging can cost you trust when money’s involved

In situations where money's involved, trying to manage people's impression of you by bragging about your abilities can really backfire, researchers find.

Kyle Mittan-U. Arizona • futurity
July 25, 2022 ~5 min

Review: IT in health care has produced modest changes — so far

Large study of existing research shows incremental improvement in patient outcomes and productivity, without big employment changes.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 18, 2022 ~9 min

2017 law has failed to rein in CEO pay

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, An effort to curb CEO pay, was not effective, research finds.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
July 12, 2022 ~6 min

Companies use MIT research to identify and respond to supply chain risks

Pinpointing risks can also help businesses save money as they become more resilient.

Becky Ham | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
June 15, 2022 ~7 min

Investors predict IPO or acquisition ‘exit’ for startups

A startup's early investors can predict whether its "exit" will be via IPO or acquisition, research finds.

U. Washington • futurity
June 14, 2022 ~7 min

Study: Trade can worsen income inequality

Using Ecuador as case study, economists show international trade widens the income gap in individual countries.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 7, 2022 ~9 min