learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
The stamp is part of a new USPS series on innovation, representing computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an in…
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and th…
The relationship between news content and its presentation has been a long-studied problem in the communications domain. Often, channe…
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier s…
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
New issues in privacy debate with technology and contact-tracing.
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
It’s not about your wireless or cable bill, it’s about your right to learn.
China, South Korea used smartphone apps to monitor people with the disease. Americans have different views of privacy and data collection.
A novel acoustic-based backscatter design offers an innovative scheme for underwater energy harvesting and data transmission.
"There's got to be a better way to share space and work together remotely—but computers or phones may not be the right tools."
For people who can’t speak out loud due to illness or injury, AlterEgo might return their ability to communicate in real time.
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ca…
Real-time collaborative self-expression in virtual reality
Communicating a message through entertainment can be difficult, because you have to be careful not to preach to the audience.
Rhythm is a collection of open-source tools to make it easier for researchers to examine, analyze, and augment human interaction. Rhyt…
César Hidalgo considers the role technology plays in how people and events enter, and fade from, collective memory.
We asked futurists, tech execs, academics, researchers, and a sci-fi writer to imagine our tech-driven society in 20 years.
Fadel Adib is one of 25 recipients of the Office of Naval Research's 2019 Young Investigator Awards, and the only awardee from MIT.
Enhancing mobile life through improved user interactions
BBC: New tech lets submarines 'email' planesFox News: Submarine breakthrough: MIT develops wireless system to let subs communicate with pla…
People express and communicate their mental states–such as emotions, thoughts, and desires–through facial expressions, vocal nuances, gestu…
Travis Rich, MIT PhD Thesis, 2017
Responsive Science is a way of conducting research that invites openness and community involvement from the earliest stages of each project…
FiftyNifty.org takes the hassle out of calling your lawmakers.
Elisa Celis, Peter Krafft, and Nathan Kobe. (2016). Sequential Voting Promotes Collective Discovery in Social Recommendation Systems. The Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM).
Wang, Q., Gao, J., Zhou, T., Hu, Z., & Tian, H. (2016). Critical size of ego communication networks. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 114(5), 58004.
Modern web presentations such as Youtube feature videos with commentary appended at the bottom. In our new imagining of Videotext, we put t…
Reach merges inherently local communications with user requests or offers of services. It is built atop data from services users already us…
DbDb (pronounced DubDub) is a collaborative, visually based analysis and simulation platform. We promote open distribution of experimental …
Comm.unity is a platform that implements a wireless, device-to-device information system that bypasses the need for any centralized servers…