Uninfected patients key to improving Ebola response

New methodology may be used to respond to other endemic diseases.

Center for Transportation and Logistics | Sept. 16, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: center-for-transportation-and-logistics ebola disease research health-care health


What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?

Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 26, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: emissions research climate-change efficiency energy industry sustainability transportation materials-science-and-engineering automobiles school-of-engineering

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


IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference

L4DC explored an emerging scientific area at the intersection of real-time physical data, machine learning, control theory, and optimization.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | July 10, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: institute-for-data systems and-society civil-and-environmental-engineering laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering machine-learning special-events-and-guest-speakers data research robotics transportation autonomous-vehicles

3 Questions: An experiment illuminates the value of public transportation

Urban studies research from MIT sheds light on the ways low-income riders use mass transit.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | June 19, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning transportation policy research 3-questions

Taking a city’s pulse with moveable sensors

Study quantifies how much of Manhattan 10 taxis cover in a day — to better measure air pollution, traffic, and more.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | June 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: urban-studies-and-planning cities transportation automobiles pollution sensors research school-of-architecture-and-planning

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