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    How to track your period safely post-Roe

    As soon as Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday, June 24, calls for people to...

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    Composable enterprise spurs innovation

    In March 2020, when corporate offices shuttered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and employees...

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    The US Supreme Court just gutted the EPA’s power to regulate emissions

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse-gas emissions was dealt a...

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    The Download: Algorithms’ shame trap, and London’s safer road crossings

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    The Download: Introducing our TR35 list, and the death of the smart city

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    Four decades on the front lines of environmental activism

    “My focus has always been on social change,” says Steven Lewis Yaffee, PhD ’79, a professor...

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    Paying it forward: supporting under­represented students in STEM

    Especially for people of color, the road to MIT often begins with advice and encouragement from...

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    Preparing for disasters, before it’s too late

    All too often, the work of developing global disaster and climate resiliency happens when disaster—such as...

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    Investing in women pays off

    Lisa Burton O’Toole, SM ’09, PhD ’13, was born on a cattle farm outside of Fort...

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    Donald ’67, SM ’69, and Glenda Mattes

    Don Mattes started giving to the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT before he...

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    Kapow!

    Secreted beneath MIT’s Killian Court and accessible only through a subterranean labyrinth of tunnels, a clandestine...

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    How MIT ended up on Memorial Drive

    On March 23, 1912, the very day the subway connecting Boston and Cambridge opened to the...

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    Meet the president: Stephen Baker ’84, MArch ’88

    On July 1, Stephen D. Baker ’84, MArch ’88, begins his one-year term as president of...

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    Volunteer service, RV style

    Joseph “Pepe” Fields ’67 has an MIT degree in chemistry, but he’s spent his career working...

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    The Download: Facebook’s misleading cancer ads, and hacking’s next era

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    Facebook is bombarding cancer patients with ads for unproven treatments

    The ad reads like an offer of salvation: Cancer kills many people. But there is hope...

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    Metaverse: Open for business?

    Ever since Facebook’s rebrand to Meta, the metaverse—loosely defined as an extensive online world where interactions...

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    We need smarter cities, not “smart cities”

    The term “smart cities” originated as a marketing strategy for large IT vendors. It has now...

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    The hacking industry faces the end of an era

    NSO Group, the world’s most notorious hacking company, could soon cease to exist. The Israeli firm,...

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    The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. What does that mean?

    The US Supreme Court has ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 legal decision...

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    The Download: Yann LeCun’s AI vision, and smart cities’ unfulfilled promises

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI

    Around a year and a half ago, Yann LeCun realized he had it wrong.  LeCun, who...

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    The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia

    In 1959, in a short essay called “The Great Game to Come,” a little-known Dutch visual...

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    The Download: Retrofitting cities, and Alexa mimics the dead

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    The future of urban housing is energy-efficient refrigerators

    The scars and pockmarks of the aging apartments and housing units under the purview of the...

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    The Download: China’s possible surveillance sanctions, and hacking locusts

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    Maximize business value with data-driven strategies

    Every company is collecting data, whether it’s consumer buying habits, demographic data from third-party sources or...

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    Energy-hungry data centers are quietly moving into cities

    In 1930, the telegraph giant Western Union put the finishing touches on its new crown jewel:...

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    The world’s biggest surveillance company you’ve never heard of

    You may never have heard of Hikvision, but chances are you’ve already been captured by one...

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    A locust’s brain has been hacked to sniff out cancer

    Cyborg locust brains can help spot the telltale signs of human cancer in the lab, a...

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    The Download: India’s delivery apps, and covid vaccines for young children

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    The delivery apps reshaping life in India’s megacities

    From 7 a.m. until well past dusk, seven days a week, N. Sudhakar sits behind the...

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    The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    Why people are trolling their spam texts

    The other night, I received a mysterious WhatsApp message. “Dr. Kevin?” it began, the question mark...

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    China wants all social media comments to be pre-reviewed before publishing

    China is fine-tuning its censorship machine, this time proposing changes to how to regulate the billions...

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    Homophobic misinformation is making it harder to contain the spread of monkeypox

    Homophobic misinformation circulating about monkeypox on social media is hampering efforts to curb the disease’s spread,...

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    The Download: Trouble for a CO2 removal startup, and a US spy spyware bid

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    Running Tide is facing scientist departures and growing concerns over seaweed sinking for carbon removal

    Running Tide, an aquaculture company based in Portland, Maine, has said it expected to set tens...

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    Inside the experimental world of animal infrastructure

    In the mid-2000s, toads were meeting a gruesome end near Ede, an old, leafy town in...

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    Force multipliers: accelerating developers through platform software

    When a matter of seconds or even milliseconds makes the difference between a positive or negative...

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    Orchestrating workforce ecosystems

    Leaders and managers agree that effective management of external contributors, such as freelancers, contract workers, and...

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    Building tomorrow’s telecommunications network today

    The current 5G evolution in network connectivity is expected to drive unprecedented demands for bandwidth, reliability,...

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    Building the necessary skills for digital transformation

    The skills and capabilities needed to undergo digital transformation are in high demand as every company...

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    The Download: Abortion pill access, and Europe’s ethical AI

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    Where to get abortion pills and how to use them

    If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 legal decision that enshrined abortion...

  • Innovation talk with Standard Lesotho Bank

    Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Watch this...

  • The Download: Sensory cities and carbon trapping-crops

    This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going...

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    This CRISPR pioneer wants to capture more carbon with crops

    Plants are the original carbon capture factories—and a new research program aims to make them better...

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    Why sounds and smells are as vital to cities as the sights

    When David Howes thinks of his home city of Montreal, he thinks of the harmonious tones...

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    Making hybrid work

    Organizations struggle to find a rhythm in the new hybrid world. The shift from enabling hybrid...