Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by David L. Chandler
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Panelists at an MIT discussion yesterday on how to improve communication about climate change said that while serious obstacles remain in making the issues and potential solutions clear to the public and political leaders, there is some cause for optimism, especially when the messages focus on readily available solutions.
- Written by Anne Trafton
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Analyzing people’s keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT.
- Written by MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Wednesday, a joint MIT and Harvard University research team published one of the largest investigations of massive open online courses (MOOCs) to date. Building on these researchers’ prior work - a January 2014 report describing the first year of open online courses launched on edX, a nonprofit learning platform founded by the two institutions - the latest effort incorporates another year of data, bringing the total to nearly 70 courses in subjects from programming to poetry.
- Written by Peter Dizikes
Cambridge, Massachusetts - At some point, probably 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, humans began talking to one another in a uniquely complex form. It is easy to imagine this epochal change as cavemen grunting, or hunter-gatherers mumbling and pointing. But in a new paper, an MIT linguist contends that human language likely developed quite rapidly into a sophisticated system: Instead of mumbles and grunts, people deployed syntax and structures resembling the ones we use today.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers at MIT and Northwestern University have developed a new peer-to-peer networking tool that enables sufferers of anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic techniques.
- Written by Robin A. Smith
Durham, North Carolina - The saying ”what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” may not hold up to scientific scrutiny. Baboons born in times of famine are more vulnerable to food shortages later in life, finds a new study.
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