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


Tiny motor can “walk” to carry out tasks

Mobile motor could pave the way for robots to assemble complex structures — including other robots.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 2, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research school-of-architecture-and-planning center-for-bits-and-atoms robots self-assembly 3-d-printing robotics

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

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


The politics of ugly buildings

In new book, MIT’s Timothy Hyde looks at the architectural controversies that have helped shape Britain.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 24, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-architecture-and-planning architecture arts history books-and-authors faculty research

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