Technology and society
MIT's Communication Forum conducts a conversation for scholars — and citizens
April 2, 2012Has explored media and change for more than 30 years
Q&A with Rosalind Williams on history in the age of human empire
February 27, 2012New book examines the critical juncture when human endeavors began to dominate the planet.
Historian of science Charles Weiner dies at 80
February 1, 2012Longtime faculty member was a pre-eminent analyst of the political, social and ethical dimensions of contemporary science.
How to kick-start new energy technologies
December 22, 2011Three-year study produces proposals for boosting energy innovation to meet growing demand, curb global warming.
Fellowship supports MIT Sloan students working on societal challenges
October 24, 2011A Q&A with two fellowship grantees, Dante Cassanego and Julie Lein.
Science school for judges
September 20, 2011MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law.
In the World: Design summit’s inventions find willing buyers
August 26, 2011Devices to improve lives in developing countries are so appealing that even the initial prototypes attract buyers.
Universities can lead in development, USAID head says during MIT visit
April 8, 2011Discusses how new ideas are needed for battling disease, extending education and improving lives in poor nations.
A difference maker
February 16, 2011Vannevar Bush PhD ’16, a unique figure in American history, transformed his country’s scientific establishment during its wartime hour of need.
3 Questions: Evelyn Fox Keller on the nature-nurture debates
November 30, 2010In a new book, prominent historian of science dismisses the ‘unanswerable’ question of whether heredity or the environment matter more in human development.
Crowds and Clouds: Data, sheep, and collaboration in the works of Aaron Koblin
November 17, 2010Delivers Abramowitz Memorial Lecture, hosted by MIT Office of the Arts
Holdren sees opportunities in energy challenges
October 27, 2010Presidential science adviser calls for increased energy R&D to create jobs and boost business; supports conclusions of MIT nuclear study.