System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found.
March 31, 2020 • ~7 min
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Proposed bridge would have been the world’s longest at the time; new analysis shows it would have worked.
Oct. 9, 2019 • ~8 min
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Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.
Sept. 24, 2019 • ~11 min
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Study of Dead Sea Scroll sheds light on a lost ancient parchment-making technology.
Sept. 6, 2019 • ~9 min
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A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown.
March 5, 2019 • ~9 min
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From digital circuits to ingestible robots, the Institute has helped spearhead key innovations in the technology revolution.
Feb. 25, 2019 • ~9 min
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