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How Nature Can Inspire New Technologies

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.02.2016 | Business

Over time, the relationship between humans and nature has become more and more complex. According to Neri Oxman, an Israeli architect, designer and a...

We’re Running Out Of Farmland. Can A ‘Food Computer’ Save Us?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

MIT research scientist Caleb Harper wants to build a real-life "Farmville." He had taken a first crack at experimental agriculture following a visit t...

Alexander Howard

DataViva Is Bringing Brazil's Data To Life | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology

Governments around the world have released more than a million open data sets over the last decade. This information has helped fuel job creation and ...

Fun's New Frontier

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Remember how great Lincoln Logs and Erector sets were? It was one of the best gifts to unwrap at Christmas. They still are after half a century; you can buy them because they're such perfect ways to fuel a child's imagination.

Can Crowdsourcing Play A Role In Preventing Suicide?

Robert R. Morris | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert R. Morris

Established therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy can address distorted, negative thinking and can be extremely effective for disorders like depression and anxiety. But the demand for these treatments exceeds the resources available. New innovations are sorely needed to fill the gaps, not to replace existing models of treatment, but to extend basic practices of mental well-being to the general public.

MIT Is Hosting Hackathons To 'Make The Breast Pump Not Suck'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents

Earlier this year, writers Courtney E. Martin and John Cary posed an important question in a New York Times piece entitled, "Shouldn’t the Breast Pu...

WATCH: Dancer With Amputated Leg Performs For The First Time Since Boston Marathon Bombings

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact

After a whirlwind demonstration of modern technology, a bionics innovator left his audience with the most inspiring scene of all -- a simple, beautifu...

Don't Give Up on MOOCs

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...

This Board Lets You Touch And Move Objects Through A Computer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Modern telecommunications let you see and hear things across great distances -- but it does nothing for our sense of touch. Engineers at the Massachus...

Four Takeaways From John Henry's Message to Boston Globe Readers

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.28.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

John Henry's nearly 2,900-word message to readers of the Boston Globe could have been little more than an exercise in public relations. But Henry is also unexpectedly revealing about himself and how he intends to run the Globe.

Engineering Confidence in The Youth of Sierra Leone

David Moinina Sengeh | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
David Moinina Sengeh

In the week leading up to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, my heart swelled with anticipation -- not only about departing for the global gathering that awaited me in New York City, but also about handling one more obligation before I left: hosting three U.S. veteran below-the-knee amputees.

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

This Is How the NSA Sees Your Email

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

A new program developed by students at the MIT Media Lab uses your email's metadata to create a visual bubble map of your connections to others, based...

Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning?

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 08.16.2013 | College
Anya Kamenetz

What are independent learners and innovative teachers doing now that deserves support, recognition, and scaling up?

LOOK: MIT Media Lab's Raunchy SXSW Wristbands

Posted 03.12.2013 | College

MIT Media Lab had a party on Saturday in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest festival to "showcase exciting media innovation projects" along with...

Hangouts, Media Communication and Education

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Google Hangouts, a smart way to connect with online groups, seems to be catching on quickly. From President Barack Obama to the MIT Media Lab, people...

Finally! A 3D Printer That You Can (Almost) Afford

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Technology

Want to print yourself a filigreed bracelet? How about an action figure? Or a tiny to-scale model of the Eiffel Tower? All this and more could be your...

Joe Satran

New 3D TV Requires No Glasses | Joe Satran | Posted 07.16.2012 | Entertainment

In the trailer for Tim Burton's May remake of "The Dark Shadows," Johnny Depp's character wakes up after a centuries-long sleep and sees a television....

WATCH: Can You Tell Which Of These Smiles Is Fake?

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain," William Shakespeare, Hamlet Hamlet may have been able to see through a fake smile, but it's hard for...

Make A Controller Out Of Almost Anything!

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.18.2012 | Technology

A pair of graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab have launched MaKey MaKey, a Kickstarter project with a noble goal ...

WATCH: App Lets You Swipe Stuff From One Device To Another

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

Forget transferring files via email, flash drives or services like Dropbox. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working...

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

The Bomb, Intellectually Speaking

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education
Max Lugavere

I had the recent pleasure of attending TEDYouth, the first-ever TED event for young people.

Meteoric Business Innovation at MIT

Gideon Gartner | Posted 11.26.2011 | College
Gideon Gartner

Many of my mechanical engineering learning experiences at MIT bored me to tears. One exception was an undergraduate course called "Creativity," which possibly influenced my entrepreneurial future.

College Dropout To Head MIT Media Lab

Posted 06.26.2011 | College

Joi Ito, a self-taught venture capitalist, former disc-jockey and godson of Timothy Leary, has been named the new head of MIT's prestigious Media Lab....