Data science

Study: State-level adoption of renewable energy standards saves money and lives

In the absence of federal adoption of climate change policy, states and municipalities in the United States have been...

Jan 22 · 8 min read >

Sending clearer signals

In the secluded Russian city where Yury Polyanskiy grew up, all information about computer science came from the outside...

Jan 12 · 5 min read >

Tool predicts how fast code will run on a chip

MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool that predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications.  ...

Jan 6 · 3 min read >

Finding a good read among billions of choices

With billions of books, news stories, and documents online, there’s never been a better time to be reading —...

Dec 20 · 2 min read >

Model beats Wall Street analysts in forecasting business financials

Knowing a company’s true sales can help determine its value. Investors, for instance, often employ financial analysts to predict...

Dec 19 · 4 min read >

The uncertain role of natural gas in the transition to clean energy

A new MIT study examines the opposing roles of natural gas in the battle against climate change — as...

Dec 16 · 4 min read >

This object-recognition dataset stumped the world’s best computer vision models

Computer vision models have learned to identify objects in photos so accurately that some can outperform humans on some...

Dec 10 · 3 min read >

A new way to regulate gene expression

Sometimes, unexpected research results are simply due to experimental error. Other times, it’s the opposite — the scientists have...

Dec 9 · 2 min read >

Technology and Policy Program launches Research to Policy Engagement Initiative

The MIT Technology and Policy Program (TPP) has launched a new Research to Policy Engagement Initiative aimed at bridging...

Dec 5 · 1 min read >

Understanding Data Science courses and what they entail

The world is changing and everyone needs to change with it, lest they be left behind. We are now...

Nov 27 · 2 min read >