Data science

Meet Carolyn Stein: Researching the economics of science

Carolyn Stein says she’s not a morning person. And yet … “All of a sudden I’m going on bike...

Sep 23 · 4 min read >

3 Questions: Why sensing, why now, what next?

Sensors are everywhere today, from our homes and vehicles to medical devices, smart phones, and other useful tech. More...

Sep 20 · 3 min read >

Using machine learning to estimate risk of cardiovascular death

Humans are inherently risk-averse: We spend our days calculating routes and routines, taking precautionary measures to avoid disease, danger,...

Sep 12 · 2 min read >

Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently

A novel system developed by MIT researchers automatically “learns” how to schedule data-processing operations across thousands of servers —...

Aug 21 · 4 min read >

Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure

Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due...

Aug 19 · 3 min read >

Data-mining for dark matter

When Tracy Slatyer faced a crisis of confidence early in her educational career, Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of...

Aug 16 · 4 min read >

Shift to renewable electricity a win-win at statewide level

Amid rollbacks of the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations at the federal level, several U.S. states, cities,...

Aug 14 · 2 min read >

The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software

The MIT Press has announced the release of a comprehensive report on the current state of all available open-source...

Aug 8 · 1 min read >

Health effects of China’s climate policy extend across Pacific

Improved air quality can be a major bonus of climate mitigation policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By...

Jul 29 · 1 min read >

Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

When two protons collide, they release pyrotechnic jets of particles, the details of which can tell scientists something about...

Jul 26 · 4 min read >