Investigating the power of group think

Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Political Science | Nov. 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: political-science media-lab research behavior media students graduate postdoctoral social-sciences school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences school-of-architecture-and-planning politics science-communications

Machine learning shows no difference in angina symptoms between men and women

Finding could help overturn the prevailing notion that men and women experience angina differently.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab | Nov. 6, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: media-lab machine-learning research health health-care medicine women algorithms school-of-architecture-and-planning

New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

Fluorescent probe could allow scientists to watch circuits within the brain and link their activity to specific behaviors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 9, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research brain-and-cognitive-sciences media-lab biological-engineering mcgovern-institute koch-institute school-of-engineering school-of-science school-of-architecture-and-planning national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf neuroscience



The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software

Report catalogs, analyzes available open-source publishing software; warns open publishing must grapple with siloed development and community-owned ecosystems.

Jessica Pellien | MIT Press | Aug. 8, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: open-source mit-press media-lab research school-of-architecture-and-planning digital-humanities grants data analytics statistics open-access libraries

Air travel in academia

Media Lab designs a pilot carbon-offsets program.

MIT Media Lab | Aug. 7, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning environment emissions carbon greenhouse-gases transportation community pollution research


Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology robots robotics health-care medicine heath-sciences-and-technology media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning technology-and-society

Six suborbital research payloads from MIT fly to space and back

Space Exploration Initiative research aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard experiment capsule crossed the Karman line for three minutes of sustained microgravity.

Stephanie Strom | MIT Media Lab | May 3, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: media-lab space astronomy-and-planetary-science research industry school-of-architecture-and-planning arts materials-science-and-engineering architecture agriculture manufacturing aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering

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