Topic: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thanks to the latest technology, Tokyo received early warning of the Japan earthquake. But tsunamis require more time to prepare for, so scientists are investigating ways to speed up computer alerts without sacrificing accuracy.
03/14/2011 06:47 pm
Japan's nuclear crisis is spawning concerns about 'another Chernobyl,' but a number of American and European scientists are cautiously taking the edge off the worst fears.
03/13/2011 09:26 pm
President Obama's chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, discussed the economic impact of rising oil prices, why he believes corporate leaders will create jobs in the US, and why it's a bad idea not to raise the US Government's debt ceiling at a Feb. 24 Monitor breakfast.
03/07/2011 10:44 am
At a ceremony with the secretary of the Navy, Harvard welcomes ROTC back to its campus, ending a Vietnam-era ban. Columbia, Brown, and other top schools may soon do the same.
03/04/2011 07:58 pm
Tod Machover's futuristic opera, 'Death and the Powers,' features robots and puts technology in the leading role.
03/04/2011 04:42 pm
A new mobile banking service tries to navigate the geography and politics of Afghanistan.
02/25/2011 05:04 pm
New 'quantum dots' displays show full-color picture from a bendable material.
02/22/2011 04:42 pm
To some, Steve Jobs has created a 'walled garden' that ultimately must wither. Google represents an 'open' way that invites everyone to play. But there's no clear winner yet.
02/22/2011 03:33 pm
There is a long history of innovation in America's relatively short existence; from lone inventors experimenting in garages to collaborating and competing with international scientists. Many of the following 13 inventions have become fixtures in daily life.
02/17/2011 02:28 pm
The Spirit of Goodwill uplifts, Nancy Reagan on PBS, the film version of 'Freakonomics,' and more recommendations
02/09/2011 05:51 pm