Technology and society
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 26, 2010Presidential science adviser calls for increased energy R&D to create jobs and boost business; supports conclusions of MIT nuclear study.
Bringing innovation to the world
October 18, 2010MIT’s Deshpande Center helps technologies bridge the gap between the lab and the marketplace. The Obama administration likes what it sees.
Construction begins on high-performance computing center
October 6, 2010President Hockfield joins Gov. Patrick and others at groundbreaking ceremony.
Hockfield says research universities must help cultivate science, math teachers
September 14, 2010At a Brookings Institution event, the MIT president warns U.S. STEM-education gap to have ‘disastrous consequences’ on nation.
Financial impacts of ‘cap and trade’
August 3, 2010Analysis shows that, contrary to some claims, proposed legislation to limit carbon emissions would not disadvantage those with lower incomes.
Technology and Policy Program student named Switzer Environmental Fellow
July 28, 2010Among 21 granted fellowships this year
Guerrilla reporting in ‘difficult places’
April 19, 2010Activists describe their experiences using new technology to build free media networks in countries with scant resources or oppressive regimes.