(Image: iStock) The Covid-19 pandemic created a global increase in domestic violence against women. Now, an MIT-led experiment designed with that fact in mind shows that some forms of social media can increase awareness among women about where to find resources and support for addressing domestic violence. The randomized experiment,...
In the paper "Behavioral changes during the COVID-19 pandemic decreased income diversity of urban encounters" Connection Science researchers used mobility data gathered across four major U.S. cities — Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle — to find the diversity of urban encounters diminished significantly during the pandemic. Read coverage in...
A pilot-scale system, enabled by an $82 million award from the FDA, aims to accelerate the development and production of mRNA technologies. The engineering challenges will be tackled by researchers at MIT as well as collaborators at Penn State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Ways of Seeing: Documenting Endangered Built Heritage in Afghanistan brings together an international team of archaeologists, architects, conservationists, digital artists, journalists, and political scientists to document endangered heritage sites in Afghanistan.
(Photo: Andy Ryan) An ambitious cross-disciplinary effort is launched to build healthier social networks. The MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and the closely affiliated nonprofit Cortico today announced the launch of a broad-based effort that draws on expertise in face-to-face human dialogue, digital networks, and machine learning to develop safe...
Model-based practices are now a staple in product design and engineering workflows, models are seldom managed as an enterprise collection, limiting their value, according to Donna Rhodes, a principal research scientist.
Steve Hartman of CBS News visits MechE and IDSS Professor Anette ‘Peko’ Hosoi to explore the science behind whether a single act of kindness can change the world.
Researchers designed and developed a virtual reality role-playing game called "On the Plane," which simulates in-group/out-group biases and enables players to engage in perspective-taking.
The 2022 MIT Policy Hackathon explored policy solutions to sociotechnical challenges focused on post-pandemic efforts to build a better society, with challenges in cybersecurity, environmental justice, and city planning.