Technology and society
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 19, 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 25, 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 7, 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 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.