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Barry Schwartz – The Way We Think about Work Is Broken


Learn from Barry Schwartz in a great TED talk about why work today is broken and what we need to do to fix it.

The Future of “Fair”

By Jonathan Kahn

Will the infantile sharing economy even get a chance to breathe life into the market’s struggle for pricing leverage or “fair value” ? Granted there is some

Great Ideas: Where Do They Come From?

Recently there has been some research coming out that seems to indicate it is our unconscious mind that creates creative solutions or discovers good ideas, rather than the deliberate process of conscious thinking. For example, researchers

Sustaining Innovation

Sure, innovation happens from time to time, but can we sustain it?

In the ‘90s, business professor Clayton Christensen noticed something strange about companies that failed despite having supposedly excellent management. They’d been blindsided by innovations,

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How badly do you want something? Babies can tell

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Babies as young as 10 months

Firefox will soon warn you if you’re visiting a previously hacked site

By Rina Raphael Firefox is looking out for you. Mozilla’s web browser will

Muscle plays surprising role in tissue regeneration

By Nicole Davis | Whitehead Institute Researchers at the Whitehead Institute have illuminated

10 Surprising Things We Learned From A Year Of Longreads

By Pavithra Mohan What “made in America” looks like now, how to get

The Next Wave of Energy Enterprises: Innovation through Business Evolution

By Andrew Bowe We recently asked a group of off-grid energy experts, including

Few Options Remain To Stop Trump’s FCC From Scrapping Net Neutrality

By Sean Captain States and cities may not be able to do much

MIT launches China Future City Lab

By Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office MIT has launched a unique new

At This New Gym For Pregnant Women, Moms-To-Be Aren’t Treated Like Invalids

By Rina Raphael At the first brick and mortar gym for new moms

Home is Where the Art Is

By Emily Ludolph The E.U.’s architecture of international relations may be taking a

A new perspective on ancient materials inspires future innovation

By Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Contemporary building materials

For Tech’s Deepest Problems, Women Are The Canary In The Data Mine

By Andrew Smart Silicon Valley veteran and “Lean Out” author Elissa Shevinsky on

Apple Is Served A Search Warrant To Unlock Texas Church Gunman’s Phone

By Mark Sullivan Once again, law enforcement appears to be trying to sway

MIT researchers collaborate with Lamborghini to develop an electric car of the future

By Danielle Randall | Department of Chemistry Members of the MIT community who

Apple Is Delaying HomePod, Which Is Great Or Unfortunate (Or Maybe Both)

By Mark Sullivan and Harry McCracken Hitting a deadline by shipping a buggy

A new window into electron behavior

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office For the first time, physicists have

Source: Apple Is Looking To Intel To Power Super-fast 5G iPhone

By Mark Sullivan While Qualcomm currently has a more advanced 5G modem, Apple

Using polymeric membranes to clean up industrial separations

By Eric Brown | MIT Industrial Liaison Program There are scores of promising

Verified on Twitter? These vague violations could cost you your blue checkmark

By Cale Guthrie Weissman Twitter has bestowed upon us another update about its

All Eyes on West Africa

By Acumen When Acumen first began investing in West Africa in 2011, we

Black Friday is dying

By Elizabeth Segran For years, Black Friday signaled the beginning of Christmas shopping.

MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation and salt mining in India

By D-Lab In 2014, the government of India made an ambitious goal to

Google says no standalone Daydream VR headset from HTC after all

By Daniel Terdiman Last May, Google said it was working with two companies–HTC

Acumen Hosts Industry Leaders at Energy Summit

By Acumen On October 4, Acumen held its second Energy Summit, bringing together

Uber finally strikes a deal with SoftBank

By Ruth Reader After months of talks, Uber finally struck a deal with

Instagram Played A Much Bigger Role In Russia’s Propaganda Campaign

By Alex Pasternack The running tally of Americans caught up in Russia’s misinformation

With AR Glasses, Apple May Finally Break The Black Mirror’s Spell

By Mark Sullivan More than anyone else, Apple got us staring into the

New player in cellular signaling

By Nicole Giese | Whitehead Institute To survive and grow, a cell must

Amazon Prime has its eye on a new goal: UK soccer fans

By Melissa Locker Amazon Prime wants to be the go-to destination for UK

“Smear Campaign” Or Not, Tech Investor Shervin Pishevar Really Was Arrested Earlier This Year

By Marcus Baram The investor was detained briefly in connection with an alleged

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Forgot to water that plant on

Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Researchers at MIT and several

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

By Jared Newman With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot,

Kirsten Nevill-Manning joins Acumen’s Board of Directors

By Acumen We’re pleased to announce Kirsten Nevill-Manning as the newest addition to

Departures: Tel Aviv

By Emily Ludolph Tel Aviv is known by jet-setters the world over as

Tech investor Shervin Pishevar sues GOP oppo research firm, claiming that it conducted a “smear campaign” against him

By Marcus Baram Top tech investor Shervin Pishevar is suing a Republican-led political

New techniques give blood biopsies greater promise

By Broad Institute Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the

Report: Russia funded Yuri Milner’s huge investments in Twitter and Facebook

By Marcus Baram Two of Russia’s most powerful state-controlled entities, with close ties

Mitch McConnell: Facebook, Google Should Help US Government “Retaliate” Against Russia

By Austin Carr Today, in an interview aired on MSNBC, Senate majority leader

I invented iPhone X Animoji Karaoke … You’re welcome, world

By Harry McCracken As I used a pre-release iPhone X this week, it

Roz Chast: From Free Fall to Full-Time Cartoonist

By Emily Ludolph Roz Chast is one of the lions of old school

iPhone X Forecasts Are An Early Christmas Present For Apple

By Mark Sullivan This comes after weeks of reports saying Apple’s suppliers will

Facebook: Defeating Fake News And Rogue Ads Will “Significantly” Hit Profits

By Daniel Terdiman Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to believe he’s committed to

A Business Built to Last as Long as Bronze Sculpture

By mccue99u There’s a DNA, an origin story, that bridges the Iwo Jima

Slack is down: Worldwide outage means you can take the night off

By Christopher Zara Workplace messaging app Slack suffered a massive outage tonight, leaving

Promise seen in possible treatment for autism spectrum disorder

By Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Human chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome is

How impatience guides financial behavior

By Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Imagine you are receiving a refund

Actually, Facebook Says, Russian Memes Reached 126 Million People

By Daniel Terdiman Google also said that Russian trolls uploaded over a thousand

99U Salon: How Artists Maintain Their Voices When Working for Big Brands

By mccue99u On a recent autumn evening at Ace Hotel New York, 99U

3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt On Fake News, Russia, And “Information Warfare”

By Austin Carr “One of the things I did not understand,” says Schmidt,

Just Got A New Job? Make Sure You Go Over These Things With HR

By Jane Hurst—Glassdoor It’s better to do it sooner than later.
At one

For Managed By Q, Good Jobs Are Paving A Path To Profitability

By Pavithra Mohan The office cleaning and management startup says its core business

AnalogFolk – England

By Emludolph They found the perfect spot in central London’s Shoreditch – “completely

How cities can fight climate change most effectively

By Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office What are the best ways for

Now You Can Talk To “Stranger Things” Characters On Your Google Home

By Jeff Beer This Netflix and Google collaboration is an intriguing branded content

Francesco Franchi: On the Luxury of Newspaper

By Emludolph There is a loud and strong cry that the newspaper industry

Ocean sound waves may reveal location of incoming objects

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office The ocean can seem like an

How Capsule’s Online Pharmacy Is Riding The Third Wave of Ecommerce

By David Lidsky The startup pharmacy blends humanity and technology to produce better

New property found in unusual crystalline materials

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Most metals and semiconductors, from

Live Now: Questlove and KENZO’s Carol Lim On Collaborating Across Industries

By Fast Company Staff Musician, author, and producer Questlove talks with the creative

How A Spam Filter Sent a Shock Through The Maker Of Tasers

By Alex Pasternack The Securities and Exchange Commission began emailing police supplier Axon

MIT neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Learning and memory are generally thought

Featured Green Jobs – October 23, 2017

By Staff Below are the featured green job opportunities for October 23, 2017.

Selective memory

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office In a traditional computer, a microprocessor

Can Alphabet’s Jigsaw Solve The Internet’s Most Dangerous Puzzles?

By Austin Carr Jared Cohen, CEO of Google offshoot Jigsaw, is taking on

Pop-Up Disaster Relief Groups Are Navigating A Devastated Puerto Rico

By Sean Captain Ad-hoc disaster relief groups are forming to bring much-needed help

NASA scientists just streamlined the search for Earth-like planets

By Melissa Locker You know that old climate change cautionary bumper sticker about

There's something in the water

By Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Groundwater in rural

These 6 PSAs From Young Filmmakers Were Just Voted Best Of The Year

By Ben Paynter The ADCAN awards honor young filmmakers who create short films

After the Nightmare Project: Lessons Learned

By Emludolph We’ve all had at least one: a nightmare project that you

Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack

By Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent Researchers at MIT have developed a

Will Ferrell Is Your Distracted Dad In These Tech Responsibility PSAs

By Jeff Beer Common Sense Media just wants families to put the damn

Start spreading the news: GM’s self-driving cars head to New York

By Harry McCracken In the United States, at least, the single most challenging

How we determine who’s to blame

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office How do people assign a cause

Acumen and Martin Schoeller Launch #SeePeople Campaign to Change the Way the World Sees the Poor

By Andrew Bowe October 17, 2017 – New York, NY – Acumen, the

A new way to harness wasted methane

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Methane gas, a vast natural

This New Ad Campaign Shows The Faces Of Global Poverty–And Opportunity

By Eillie Anzilotti For World Poverty Day, nonprofit venture capital fund Acumen debuts

Forbes Names Jacqueline Novogratz as one of 100 Greatest Living Business Minds

By Acumen Acumen Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz is featured in Forbes magazine’s

Toward efficient high-pressure desalination

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office The desalination industry, a critical

Kevin Durant’s Killer Crossover

By Matthew Shaer With a new media company and growing investment portfolio, the

Why My Company Stopped “Auditioning” Job Candidates

By Courtney Seiter—Buffer After four years, Buffer realized its six-week probationary period wasn’t

Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers

By Rob Matheson | MIT News Office When you think of innovation hubs

Big Spaceship: The Indie Agency That Grew Up With the Internet

By leem2017 From its humble beginnings in Brooklyn’s Dumbo in 2000, when that

Developing sensors to defend aircraft against lasers

By Erin Lee | Lincoln Laboratory Laser strikes, the aiming of high-power laser

Whole Foods’ restaurants, taprooms hit by credit card data hack

By Steven Melendez If you’ve dined at a restaurant or grabbed a beer

Step Back in Time with Ebbets Field Flannels’ Vintage Jerseys

By mccue99u More than any other major league sport, the history of baseball

The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback

By MIT News Office The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) and the vice

The threat of terrorist drone attacks on U.S. soil is a “real problem,” warns counterterror chief

By Steven Melendez The possibility of terrorists using drones to drop explosives or

How to Work with Assholes: A Survivor’s Guide   

By mccue99u Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford

You can now buy the credit cards of Sonic customers for $25 on the dark web

By Steven Melendez Millions of credit card numbers—some of which were apparently stolen

Deep waters spiral upward around Antarctica

By Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT Since Captain James Cook’s discovery in

Model predicts performance of glucose-responsive insulin

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office People with Type 1 diabetes must

TodayTix Is Launching A Magazine For Theatergoers—But It’s No Playbill

By Pavithra Mohan The popular ticketing app wants to put a Vanity Fair-like

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

By JR Raphael Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail

How To Use Facebook, Twitter, And YouTube To Change Your Career

By Kristi A. Dosh It’s all about using social media to establish your

The troubling numbers behind the Trump cabinet’s pricey trips

By Steven Melendez Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price may have violated

Technique spots warning signs of extreme events

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Many extreme events — from a

MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory launches seed grant program

By Stefanie Koperniak | Nuclear Reactor Lab The MIT Reactor (MITR), built in

Why Equifax Still Gets An “A” Rating From The Better Business Bureau

By Mark Sullivan The consumer-protection group says Equifax was a “victim” of the

New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxides

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Sometimes things that are technically

Mexico City earthquake: 6 ways to help victims, from Airbnb to GoFundMe

By Pavithra Mohan The earthquake in Mexico yesterday claimed the lives of more

Bio-inspired approach to RNA delivery

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office By delivering strands of genetic material

The Complexity Of Trump’s Border Wall Proposal, Explained In VR

By Daniel Terdiman The USA Today Network’s sprawling, ambitious “The Wall: Untold Stories,

Forbes names Jacqueline Novogratz as One of the World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds 

By Acumen NEW YORK (September 19, 2017) – Acumen Founder and CEO Jacqueline

This New System Helps Bioengineering Happen 10,000 Times Faster

By Adele Peters A new system from a startup called Kytogen could jumpstart

Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes

BlackPods let you rebel against the sameness of white AirPods

By Mark Sullivan The company has developed a way of carefully covering Apple’s

10 Questions For Getting To Know Your New Direct Reports Faster

By Ximena Vengoechea Just get promoted into a managerial role, or take a

Cassini’s Dead, But Its Science—And The Pursuit Of Alien Life—Lives On

By Susan Karlin Cassini’s 20-year run ended Friday in a spectacular plunge into

Reports say Alphabet held talks to invest $1 billion in Lyft

By Mark Sullivan Axios and Bloomberg are reporting that Alphabet (Google’s parent company)

New mass spectrometer will help develop better training for bomb-sniffing dogs

By Liz Sheeley | Lincoln Laboratory Canine teams have long been considered the

M&Ms’s New Ad Is Selling Renewable Energy And Wind Power

By Jeff Beer The new “Fans of Wind” campaign aims to tie the

Investigating a big dam concrete problem

By Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub When the Mactaquac Dam opened

“Peel-and-go” printable structures fold themselves

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office As 3-D printing has become a

People are understandably freaked out by Apple’s FaceID biometric security

By John Paul Titlow Maybe it’s the anxiety in the air in the

Featured Green Jobs – September 12, 2017

By Staff Below are featured green job opportunities for September 12, 2017.
Is your

Forgot your Equifax password? You’ll need to reveal your whole social security number

By Cale Guthrie Weissman We live in the 21st century, a magical age

Stick, peel, or bounce: Controlling a freezing droplet’s fate

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office When freezing droplets impact a

6 Ex-Googlers Share How They Landed The Job

By Gwen Moran Want to know how to get hired at Google? Here,

This Dreamer’s Arrest Was Just The Beginning Of What’s Likely To Come

By Marcus Baram Trump sought to reassure DACA recipients after canceling the program,

Mucus’ influence on bacterial behavior

By Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center Many bacteria that could potentially make

There’s “No Excuse” For Equifax’s Catastrophic Breach, Say Experts

By Mark Sullivan The scale of the hack suggests that the credit bureau

Why Fewer New Comedians Are Getting Network Deals–And That’s A Good Thing

By KC Ifeanyi It’s been over a month since the world’s biggest comedy

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence, establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab

By MIT News Office IBM and MIT today announced that IBM plans to

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

By seanblanda

As editor of 99U, my inbox is (thankfully) filled with pitches

After Facebook admits Russia bought U.S. political ads, senator calls for a closer look

By Cale Guthrie Weissman Facebook testified before congressional investigators this week that it

Firebricks offer low-cost storage for carbon-free energy

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Firebricks, designed to withstand high

How an Apple Watch helped the Red Sox cheat, say baseball investigators

By Ruth Reader Just when you thought wearables were completely useless, the Red

Gregory Falco: Protecting urban infrastructure against cyberterrorism

By Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent While working for the global management

Houston Entrepreneurs Rally Around Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

By P. Claire Dodson In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, several startup and

These Are Email Templates To Use When You Want To Ask For An Introduction

By Brent Franson Professional social currency matters.
Throughout the course of your career, there

A Momentous Ruling In Kenya Undoes A Vote Marred By Fraud, Fear, And Fake News

By Alex Pasternack President Kenyatta, who hired a data firm that worked for

Will Alphabet’s new structure make Google’s business more transparent, or less?

By Mark Sullivan With the creation of a new holding company above Alphabet,

Glassy carbon, now with less heat

By Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center Last winter, MIT researchers discovered that

Measuring depths, scaling heights

By Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center Graduate student Leigh Ann

Under Armour’s New Campaign Declares “Sports Will Change The World”

By Jeff Beer Under Armour’s chief marketing officer Andy Dorkin explains how the

Nest’s New $169 Thermostat Is For Folks Who Want To Save Money, Not Gadget Nerds

By Harry McCracken This new model does most of the things its costlier

Making data centers more energy efficient

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office Most modern websites store data in

New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Just as drivers observe the rules

This crowdfunded camera is like an offline version of Instagram

By John Paul Titlow Who says your next digital detox means you can’t

The Future of Design, Part II

By mccue99u Design is always changing, and wider changes are often spearheaded by

What Uber’s New CEO Pick Could Mean For The Company

By FastCo Studios The ride-hailing upstart selected Dara Khosrowshahi to take the helm

Strength of global stratospheric circulation measured for first time

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office When commercial airplanes break through the

Bradley Olsen: Designing polymers with novel features

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Tiny sensors made of antibodies, protein

Bots Are Scraping Your Data For Cash Amid Murky Laws And Ethics

By DJ Pangburn LinkedIn says a startup that scrapes its user profiles is

The Truth Campaign Exposes How Big Tobacco Targets The Military And Mental Health Patients

By KC Ifeanyi “Business or Exploitation?” takes on a documentary-style approach to dig

How Satellite Data Is Helping Drought-Stricken Indian Farmers Collect Insurance Payouts

By Eillie Anzilotti Data from the Sentinel-1A satellite is providing insurance companies and

Drones relay RFID signals for inventory control

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office Radio frequency ID tags were supposed

YouTube Has Finally Started Hiding Extremist Videos, Even If It Won’t Delete Them All

By Sean Captain In a major policy shift, clips that don’t qualify for

Luca Barcellona: Take Your Pleasure Seriously

By mccue99u On a tiny screen in the palm of your hand, an

Experiments confirm theory of “superballistic” electron flow

By Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent When many people try to squeeze

Filled With Blood And Drugs, These Delivery Drones Are Saving Lives In Africa

By Adele Peters You might still be waiting for pizza delivery by air,

The 1,005 people who have died in the U.S. after police fired a Taser, in an interactive map

By Alex Pasternack Studies say Tasers can save lives when used correctly, and

Hanako Nakazato: The Life and Career of a 14th-Generation Potter

By mccue99u Few creatives are as naturally bicultural as Japanese potter Hanako Nakazato,

Ancient Earth’s hot interior created “graveyard” of continental slabs

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Plate tectonics has shaped the Earth’s

California’s Housing Crisis And Long Commutes Are Slowing Its Progress On Climate

By Eillie Anzilotti The state has its work cut out for it to

Using machine learning to improve patient care

By Rachel Gordon | CSAIL Doctors are often deluged by signals from charts,

Solar eclipse live stream: Here’s where to watch online, from NASA to Twitter

By Melissa Locker In case you haven’t noticed, eclipse fever has swept the

Online Sleuths Are Outing Racists, But Should They?

By Steven Melendez After Charlottesville, crowdsourced efforts online to identify racists and damage

Some of the ridiculously long and weird company names just banned by China

By Alex Pasternack After banning “bizarre” buildings last year, China’s State Administration for

Industrial “edge cities” have helped China grow

By Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office China’s massive investment in industrial parks

To Win The AI Assistant Wars, Apple Is Melding Siri With Its Other Services

By Mark Sullivan Competing with Alexa and Google’s Assistant isn’t easy, but Apple

How to Become More Self-Aware

By mccue99u Alan Mulally, the celebrated business executive credited with turning around the

Amazon lost $5 billion in value after a sort-of accurate Trump tweet

By Pavithra Mohan All it took was 137 characters at 6:12 a.m. for

After Charlottesville, PayPal says it won’t do business with hate groups

By Daniel Terdiman PayPal today put out a statement that it works to

Feng Zhang to share Albany Medical Prize

By McGovern Institute for Brain Research Feng Zhang, a member of the McGovern

Julia Kaganskiy: Navigating the Unknown

By The 99U Team About this talk
As director of arts and technology incubator

Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery material

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Battery researchers agree that one

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is just the latest exec to ditch Trump’s manufacturing council

By Marcus Baram The exec announced late on Monday that he would stop

Irene Au: The Architecture of Creative Collaboration

By The 99U Team About this talk
Khosla Ventures design partner Irene Au learned

Case study suggests new approach to urban water supply

By Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office If you live in the developed

Why Yvonne Orji’s Molly Is The Most Necessary Character On “Insecure”

By KC Ifeanyi In season two of “Insecure,” the character Molly is shouldering

Deadly violence erupts in Kenya following contested, fake news-fueled election

By Alex Pasternack A day after protests and riots erupted in the wake

Elon Musk says his startup’s AI is the first to beat eSports’ best gamers

By Daniel Terdiman It’s not clear if artificial intelligence will take away all

Pilot at error in fatal crash of innovative ICON plane, say federal investigators

By Daniel Terdiman The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report today

Using energy-based designs to enhance earthquake hazard resistance

By Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering By taking an

GM’s Gig-Economy Car Rentals Are Paving The Way For Its Electric Future

By Ruth Reader By putting Chevy Bolts on the road, the company is

Lunar dynamo’s lifetime extended by at least 1 billion years

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office New evidence from ancient lunar rocks

Disney Is Dumping Netflix And Launching New Streaming Apps

By Nicole LaPorte For now, no Marvel or Lucasfilm movies will be part

Tiny terahertz laser could be used for imaging, chemical detection

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office Terahertz radiation — the band of

Google has reportedly fired the employee who wrote the anti-diversity memo

By Marcus Baram The Google employee who shared a controversial memo critical of

New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office More than 50 million Americans suffer

Can Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Reboot The “Best Music Scene In The World”?

By Alex Pasternack On a typically drizzly Seattle night this past May, a

This Three-Word Phrase Is Subtly Undermining Your Authority

By Judith Humphrey You don’t need to be told why it matters to

TESS mission to discover new planets moves toward launch

By Helen Knight | MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research A

Here’s Why You Might Want A Phone With Google’s Tango AR Technology

By Emily Price Shooting a video of yourself with a hologram tiger, seeing

Designing the microstructure of printed objects

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office Today’s 3-D printers have a resolution

Facebook’s Rumored Living-Room Screen Comes With Built-In Problems

By Mark Sullivan Two separate media outlets have now reported that Facebook is

Knocking Down your Creative Blocks

By mccue99u This is a story about the day I quit writing.
It was

Fast, noninvasive technique for probing cells may reveal disease

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office The stiffness or elasticity of a

Tesla has installed its first solar roofs amid a factory delay

By Ruth Reader Tesla has started installing its first solar roofs. The initial

Automatic image retouching on your phone

By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office The data captured by today’s digital

Japan’s Line App Opens a Times Square Store (And Gets Ready To Take On Amazon’s Echo)

By Lisa Jaycox The company hopes that its lovable characters will appeal even

Closing the gender gap in mechanical engineering

By Mary Beth O’Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering In 2015, comments from

Social VR may be troubled but Linden Lab launches Sansar anyway

By Daniel Terdiman These are interesting times in the world of social virtual

Creating a Job that Doesn’t Exist with Aileen Bennett

By Mark McGuinness
This week’s guest on the 21st Century Creative Podcast is

Intermittent attention, poor memory shape public perceptions of inflation

By Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Do you know your country’s current

How I Use Weekends And Mondays To Stay Productive (And Sane) All Week

By Krish Chopra One entrepreneur shares three habits that help him de-stress and

Foxconn’s $3 Billion Tax-Break Deal Is A Loss For Smart Jobs Policies

By Greg LeRoy The biggest jobs deal yet to be announced during the

Understanding tropical rainfall

By Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), also

Night Out For Safety and Liberation Asks How To Go Beyond Policing To Keep Communities Safe

By Eillie Anzilotti NOSL–a community-centered response to the police-sponsored National Night Out–has been

Monitoring metabolic energy expenditure, health, and fitness with a breath analyzer

By Erin Lee | Lincoln Laboratory The U.S. military has great interest in

Kesha Goes Back Into Old Home Movies In New Anti-Nostalgic Music Video

By Joe Berkowitz Come for the new song, “Learn to Let Go,” stay

Trump Takes Victory Lap On Foxconn’s Plans For New US Factory

By Mark Sullivan Foxconn says it will invest $10 billion in a plant

Warning: Fake internship post on WhatsApp in our name in East Africa

By Acumen It has come to our attention that an anonymous source in

Skin in the Game

By mccue99u In 2010, Aapo Bovellan spent his days working in the London

New insights into the early universe’s galaxy clusters

By MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research Molecular gas is the

Amazon Q2 Earnings Preview: 4 Things To Watch

By Cale Guthrie Weissman With soaring sales and a Whole Foods acquisition on

Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-Wasteland?

By Julianne Tveten There’s no federal law requiring e-waste to be recycled, and

Laying the foundation for new energy technology

By Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative Troy Van Voorhis remembers being jolted

Freeing the Natural Voice with Kristin Linklater

By Mark McGuinness
This week’s guest on the 21st Century Creative Podcast is

Lessons from pre-industrial climate control

By Dara Farhadi | MIT News Office Alpha Arsano is standing next to

Six Words And Phrases That Make Everyone Hate Working With You

By Judith Humphrey Some of the most common expressions carry subtle undertones of

Here Are The Trailers You’ve Missed From San Diego Comic-Con So Far

By Dan Solomon The FOMO-fest at SDCC is heating up.
San Diego Comic-Con

New fund makes MIT a living sustainability lab

By Frankie Schembri | Office of Sustainability The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS)

Is Your Country Ready For A Catastrophe?

By Ben Schiller The Change Readiness Index compares the world’s countries on how

When castes collide

By Kate Telma | MISTI An hour outside of Varanasi, India, the Ganjari

This Ad Starkly Depicts Black Parents Having “The Talk” With Their Kids

By Dan Solomon The company’s push for socially conscious ads tackles America’s thorniest

Brooklyn Music Label Fool’s Gold Records on Turning 10

By leem2017 When you meet Nick Catchdubs and A-Trak, the DJ founders of

Study predicts heart cells’ response to dwindling oxygen

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Time is of the essence when

The Case Against Louise Mensch’s Blue Twitter Checkmark

By Cale Guthrie Weissman Whether Twitter admits it or not, its verification badge

Congress Should Decide Net Neutrality. Too Bad It Doesn’t Have The Bandwidth

By Mark Sullivan If Ajit Pai’s FCC overturns net neutrality, many believe that

New gel coatings may lead to better catheters and condoms

By Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types

Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix

By David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Access to clean, safe water

In Search of… The Best Design Bookstores

By Kiana S. Every designer has their favorite bookstore, a place they go

Why SoundCloud’s Silence Would Be Deafening

By John Paul Titlow Music fans and artists have a lot to lose

The Floatation Tank: a Short Cut to Your Superpower? with Nick Dunin

By Mark McGuinness
This week’s guest on the 21st Century Creative Podcast is

Pushing the limits of athletic performance

By Mary Beth O’Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering The panic in the

Young Chicagoans Are Camping On The City’s Most Dangerous Blocks To Protest Violence

By Adele Peters The Resurrection Project is taking over “hot blocks” in the

Why This Tech CEO Keeps Hiring Humanities Majors

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