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Computer Science - Life Sciences - 09.06.2023
Bioinspired robotics class offers intriguing surprises
Bioinspired robotics class offers intriguing surprises
Students learn about the complexity behind simple, everyday movement before experimenting with mechanical models. When MIT's mini cheetah perfectly executed a backflip on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the audience screamed and applauded wildly. If this machine - which also pranced around the stage like a show dog and stretched in several different directions - could perform such a difficult maneuver, one that is impossible for most humans, it should be easy to get it to perform all kinds of everyday tasks.

Event - Innovation - 08.06.2023

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 08.06.2023
Polymer Day 2023 showcases interdisciplinary innovation
A record-breaking number of presenters flock to the MIT event's poster competition; topics range from synthetic mucus to nature-inspired design.

Campus - Politics - 08.06.2023
Suzanne Freeman and Mariel Garcia-Montes receive 2023 Jeanne Guillemin Prize
Award from the Center for International Studies supports women pursuing doctorates in international affairs.

Computer Science - Philosophy - 08.06.2023
Bringing the social and ethical responsibilities of computing to the forefront
The inaugural SERC Symposium convened experts from multiple disciplines to explore the challenges and opportunities that arise with the broad applicability of computing in many aspects of society.

Health - 08.06.2023

Health - Campus - 08.06.2023

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 08.06.2023
Megawatt electrical motor designed by MIT engineers could help electrify aviation
Megawatt electrical motor designed by MIT engineers could help electrify aviation
Technology demonstrations show the machine's major components achieve the required performance. Aviation's huge carbon footprint could shrink significantly with electrification.

Campus - 07.06.2023
Tepper Ph.D. candidate Wins Best Student Paper Award from CPAIOR 2023 Conference
Anthony Karahalios , a doctoral candidate in operations research at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business , has won Best Student Paper at the  20th International Conference on the Integration of Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research (CPAIOR 2023) .

Environment - Transport - 07.06.2023
Full electrification of Uber and Lyft vehicles would provide only modest benefits to society
Full electrification of Uber and Lyft vehicles would provide only modest benefits to society, study shows Study: Life Cycle Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas, and Traffic Externality Benefits and Costs o

Health - Environment - 07.06.2023
Canadian wildfires prompt US health warnings: U-M experts available
EXPERTS ADVISORY Michigan and several states have issued air quality advisories as hundreds of Canadian wildfires continue to burn, sending plumes of smoke across the U.S. and leaving particles in the air that can be unhealthy for people and the environment.

Health - Social Sciences - 07.06.2023
From labs to the streets, experts work to defuse childhood threats to mental health
Symposium speakers describe numerous ways to promote prevention, resilience, healing, and wellness after early-life stresses.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 07.06.2023
US-German Satellites Show California Water Gains After Record Winter
US-German Satellites Show California Water Gains After Record Winter
Early data shows the greatest net gain of water over the winter in nearly 22 years, but the state's groundwater levels still suffer from the effects of years of drought.

Social Sciences - Politics - 07.06.2023
Justice for all?
Justice for all?
Political scientist and sociologist Vesla Weaver listens to and researches people whose experience of democracy, citizenship, and government is completely different from that of those not living unde

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.06.2023
Parker Solar Probe flies into the fast solar wind and finds its source
Artist's concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Launched in 2018, the probe is increasing our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.06.2023
Life in a hologram
Life in a hologram
Physicist Daniel Harlow explores an alternate quantum reality in search of fundamental truths to our physical universe.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.06.2023
U-M biologist named to Science News magazine’s Scientists to Watch list
University of Michigan evolutionary ecologist Marjorie Weber has been named to Science News magazine's annual Scientists to Watch list, which recognizes 10 young researchers "for their potential to shape the science of the future.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.06.2023
UW researchers will trial gene editing therapy to treat blindness
With new support from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery will lead drug therapeutics testing for two diseases known to cause blindness. Over the next five years, the collaborative project will use the $29 million NIH grant to merge new drug delivery systems with advanced genome CRISPR technology, innovating new treatments for Best Disease (BD) and Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), both of which are currently untreatable hereditary diseases.

Economics - Pedagogy - 06.06.2023
Real-world value of strategy courses for MBA students
More than 100,000 Master of Business Administration students graduate each year in the United States, and all of them take at least one strategy course.

Social Sciences - Health - 06.06.2023
Gun-related deaths reach record high in U.S
Gun-related deaths in U.S. reach record high, Johns Hopkins analysis finds CDC data for 2021 shows nearly 49,000 firearm fatalities in 2021, more than 3,600 the previous record high set

Computer Science - Physics - 06.06.2023
Unlocking Photonic Computing Power with Artificial ’Life’
The never-ending quest for faster, smaller computers that can do more has led manufacturers to design ever tinier transistors that are now packed into computer chips by the tens of billions. And so far, this tactic has worked. Computers have never been more powerful than they are now. But there are limits: Traditional silicon transistors can only get so small because of difficulties in manufacturing devices that are, in some cases, only a few dozen atoms wide.

Psychology - Mathematics - 05.06.2023
Computational model mimics humans' ability to predict emotions
Computational model mimics humans’ ability to predict emotions
Using insights into how people intuit others' emotions, researchers have designed a model that approximates this aspect of human social intelligence. When interacting with another person, you likely spend part of your time trying to anticipate how they will feel about what you're saying or doing. This task requires a cognitive skill called theory of mind, which helps us to infer other people's beliefs, desires, intentions, and emotions.

Health - Social Sciences - 05.06.2023
Fostering acceptance of sexual minorities in the Hispanic community
When Luciene Espinosa was 12, she told her mother she thought she was a lesbian. At the time, opening her soul to her conservative, Cuban mom took courage, but Espinosa felt compelled to share her feelings with the person who always had been her best friend.

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 05.06.2023
Data scientist charts the power, politics, and purpose of mapmaking
In his presentation, "Indigenous Cartography and Cartography of the Indigenous,” data scientist Timothy Norris highlighted the cultural discourse and indigeneity tensions that mapmaking has generated, especially over the past three centuries.

Health - Campus - 05.06.2023
$3.1M to transform post-stroke mobility treatment
A new tool to measure essential properties of the ankle joint-and an exploration of whether botulinum toxin injections are helpful-could help survivors walk better A close look at how the ankle functions after a stroke could ultimately improve the mobility and rehabilitation outcomes for more than 40 million stroke survivors worldwide who experience persistent walking difficulties.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.06.2023
NOAA forecasts below-average summer ’dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico
A team of scientists including a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist is forecasting a summer "dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico that will cover an estimated 4,155 square miles, which is below the 5,364-square-mile average over the 36-year history of dead zone measurements in the region.

Innovation - Politics - 05.06.2023
New MIT fellowship supports student research on governance innovation with Global South governments
A new cross-institute initiative between MIT Governance Lab, MISTI, and the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center to support graduate student work in public sector innovation.

Music - Campus - 05.06.2023

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.06.2023
Review Board: NASA-JPL Psyche Progress Outstanding, Launch on Track
Review Board: NASA-JPL Psyche Progress Outstanding, Launch on Track
An independent review board finds JPL's response to address factors contributing to the mission's 2022 launch delay has been 'world class.' Steps taken by NASA, the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, and Caltech, to put the Psyche mission on track for an October 2023 launch have been outstanding, according to an independently appointed review board.

Pharmacology - Health - 05.06.2023
Prescription drug shortages force tough treatment decisions
Prescription drug shortages force tough treatment decisions
Prescription drug shortages reach all-time high, forcing tough treatment decisions A panel of experts from Johns Hopkins University discusses the current shortage in chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics,

Politics - 05.06.2023
Sparking the imagination
Sparking the imagination
Sparking the imagination in First-Year Seminars Krieger School of Arts and Sciences writer Rachel Wallach offers a firsthand exploration of First-Year Seminar courses, which cover a range of topics t

Social Sciences - Innovation - 05.06.2023
How MIT's fab labs scaled around the world
How MIT’s fab labs scaled around the world
Now a global community of builders of all skill levels and backgrounds, the fab lab network grew from a single maker facility at MIT.
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