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   

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Advocating for federal research funding on Capitol Hill

Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day 2019.

Science Policy Initiative | April 24, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering biological-engineering mechanical-engineering media-lab policy funding government school-of-architecture-and-planning energy national-institutes-of-nih national-science-foundation-nsf research volunteering outreach public-service women-in-stem

The future of agriculture is computerized

Machine learning can reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | April 3, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: research media-lab agriculture school-of-architecture-and-planning artificial-intelligence machine-learning plants

Keeping genetic engineering localized

Researchers are developing a so-called "daisy-chain" gene-drive system that provides controls for genetic engineering of certain populations.

Helen Knight | MIT Media Lab | April 2, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research genetics evolution disease genetic-engineering ethics media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning broad-institute crispr

Microgravity research after the International Space Station

Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 12, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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