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More colleges offering MicroMasters programs

2/17/2017

Many colleges and universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University, are offering blended programs called MicroMasters in areas such as supply chain management and entrepreneurship. The degrees cost less than other graduate programs but still require students to complete some courses on campus.

Football controversy becomes hook for STEM

2/13/2017

A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created an open-source lesson to help teachers and students study whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the 2015 American Football Conference Championship Game. The free, online program is designed to illustrate real-world uses for science, technology, engineering and math.

Toyota commits $50M to create university research centers

2/8/2017

Toyota has established a $50 million, five-year partnership with Stanford University and MIT to develop research centers. The facilities will allow the schools to probe the use of artificial intelligence and robotics in the development of Toyota vehicles with self-driving capabilities.

This app tracks tree canopies to aid urban developers

2/7/2017

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a project called Treepedia to create the Green View Index, a detailed index of tree canopy locations. The project, which uses Google Street View, can help city planners to determine where canopies exist and where new canopies could help with noise and air pollution, cooling and combating climate change.

Football controversy becomes hook for STEM

2/6/2017

A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created an open-source lesson to help teachers and students study whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the 2015 American Football Conference Championship Game. The free, online program is designed to illustrate real-world uses for science, technology, engineering and math.

New material could lead to super-strong concrete

1/16/2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new material out of graphene that is lightweight but stronger than steel, and the material could be used to build bridges and other concrete infrastructure. Scientists looked at the material's atomic structure and used heat and pressure to realign them as a specific geometric shape.

New material is stronger than steel

1/11/2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a "super material" using graphene that is "about as dense as the lightest plastic bag, yet stronger than steel." The geometric gyroid could be made from different materials, such as concrete, to help build bridges, but manufacturing it at scale is still an issue.

New material could lead to super-strong concrete

1/11/2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new material out of graphene that is lightweight but stronger than steel, and the material could be used to build bridges and other concrete infrastructure. Scientists looked at the material's atomic structure and used heat and pressure to realign them as a specific geometric shape.