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Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have studied the mind of polyglots and uncovered how language-specific regions of the brain respond to different and familiar languages, reports Natalia Mesa for Science. The researchers found that “the activity in the brain’s language network fluctuated based on how well participants understood a language. 语言越熟悉,反响越大。”梅萨写道. 但有一个例外:当参与者听到他们的母语时, 他们的语言网络实际上比听到其他熟悉的语言时更安静.”

Boston.com

访问科学家Judah Cohen接受采访 Boston.com 记者伊莱·柯文讲述了如何结合更准确的数据收集, precise weather models, and accessible forecast predictions make it unlikely that Massachusetts residents would be surprised again by a storm like the infamous Blizzard of ‘78. “The satellites, the ships, the weather stations, 用于整合和吸收所有数据的气象气球比过去好得多,” says Cohen.

Financial Times

Writing for the Financial Times, Prof. Daron Acemoglu and his co-authors explore their research demonstrating that “the biggest shift when a chief executive with a business degree takes charge is a decline in wages and the share of revenues going to labor.” Acemoglu and his co-authors note that while many business schools have updated their offerings to include more ethics courses, they emphasize the importance of “being aware of what managers with business degrees used to do is an important step in reflecting on how we can build better programs.”

Popular Science

Prof. CSAIL主任Daniela Rus接受了采访 Popular Science 记者夏洛特·胡介绍人工智能领域, 解释人工智能的区别, 机器人和机器学习, 探索人工智能的未来. “(人工智能算法)做非凡事情的速度比巴黎人会员登录快得多. But the way to think about it is that they’re tools that are supposed to augment and enhance how we operate,” says Rus. “和其他工具一样,这些解决方案本身没有好坏之分. 它们取决于巴黎人会员登录选择如何对待它们.”

CNN

Research scientist Mary Knapp and her collaborators are working on a concept for The Great Observatory for Long Wavelengths (Go-LoW), 由小型卫星组成的太空天文台,目的是使低频无线电波可见, 阿什利·斯特里克兰德为CNN报道. “在我读本科的时候,我就知道有一部分光谱是巴黎人会员登录看不到的,” Knapp explains. “这真的让我震惊,宇宙中还有这个未被探索的部分, 我想探索一下这个问题 第一次看到天空的一部分.”

WBUR

Prof. David Hsu speaks with WBUR reporter Paula Moura about the importance of providing equitable access to electric vehicle charging stations. “城市当然应该为每个人提供平等的服务,”徐说. “这样做有障碍, 但政府的工作就是为每个人克服这些障碍.”

The Economist

MIT researchers devised a new way to arrange LED pixels to create screens with a much higher resolution than is currently possible, reports The Economist. The new technique, 其中包括堆叠微型led, 也可以用来制作“比现在更逼真的VR图像?.”

WBUR

校长莎莉·科恩布鲁斯,教务长辛西娅·巴恩哈特和校长梅丽莎·诺布尔斯与 Radio Boston 主持人Tiziana Dearing谈到了女性和STEM中代表性不足群体的重要性. “让女性担任领导层最重要的一点不仅仅是带来多元化的视角, but honestly being role models so that girls see that there is a possibility for them to be doing the kind of high-tech, 巴黎人入口所做的大量研究,” says Kornbluth. 

The Guardian

Prof. Juan Palacios speaks with The Guardian 记者海伦娜·霍顿讲述了空气污染是如何导致国际象棋选手出错的. “巴黎人会员登录发现,当个人暴露在更高水平的空气污染中, they make more mistakes, 他们会犯更大的错误,” says Palacios.

Mashable

巴黎人入口学院的研究人员开发了一种自动驾驶汽车 “mini sensors to allow it to see the world and also with an artificially intelligent computer brain that can allow it to drive,博士后助理亚历山大·阿米尼解释道 in an interview with Mashable. “Our autonomous vehicles are able to learn directly from humans how to drive a car so they can be deployed and interact in brand new environments that they’ve never seen before,” Amini notes.

 

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