Unexpected findings in chemokine receptors once believed to be non-functional open up new fields of scientific inquiry.
yesterday • ~7 min
Tags: cancer covid-19 viruses research cells proteins media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-science koch-institute
Why do we click on some social media posts but not on others? Researchers did a deep dive to get to the bottom of what they call the "non-click" decision.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: social-media facebook society-and-culture decisions
Tulle-like DefeXtiles can be 3D printed with no custom software or hardware.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 architecture pandemic 3-d-printing research polymers students graduate-postdoctoral media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail center-for-bits-and-atoms mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
Researchers have designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: research assistive-technology media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning national-science-foundation-nsf amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media data data-privacy privacy online-privacy census census-bureau differential-privacy
It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 twitter conspiracy-theories covid-19-myths coronavirus-insights social-media-platforms twitter-bots
Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence deep-learning journalism deepfakes video disinformation fake-video fact-checking
An Italian study revealed how a murder mystery novel and a medical rarity were used to whip up media hysteria about spiders.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: media spiders phobias arachnophobia spider-bite arachnids hysteria
The broadcaster gains a million followers within five hours of joining the platform.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: social-media environment instagram david-attenborough
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