Study finds China’s industrial-park policy is better for productivity when political connections are not a factor.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~7 min
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Letting an algorithm decide which maintenance holes to test for evidence of coronavirus could improve pandemic containment efforts.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~5 min
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In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.
July 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers are investigating how the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events.
March 30, 2020 • ~10 min
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A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
March 4, 2020 • ~9 min
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Model tags road features based on satellite images, to improve GPS navigation in places with limited map data.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.
Nov. 19, 2019 • ~10 min
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MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases.
Sept. 16, 2019 • ~7 min
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Study quantifies how much of Manhattan 10 taxis cover in a day — to better measure air pollution, traffic, and more.
June 11, 2019 • ~7 min
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Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds.
Jan. 21, 2019 • ~6 min
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