Ministry of Supply, which was founded out of MIT, is launching a new line of “intelligent outerwear” that will feature a jacket that can be warmed from your smartphone. "We think technology should just blend into the background and be simple to use,” cofounder and president Gihan Amarasiriwardena ’11 told Janelle Nanos of the Boston Globe.
Researchers utilized weather data from the region between Texas, North Dakota, and Ohio to see if an increase in crop growth had an effect on area climate change. Kimberly Hickok for Science writes there is "strong indication" that the regional changes in climate in the late 20th century can be attributed to “agriculture, and not changing sea surface temperature."
Peter Hirst, Assoc. Dean of Executive Education at Sloan, tells Ruth Umoh of CNBC that the best perk you can offer employees is the ability to work from home. “Redesigning how his team works has created motivated and fulfilled employees ‘who are passionate about what they're doing,’” explained Umoh.
NBC Boston reporter Frank Holland visits MIT to discuss the Institute’s ties to slavery, which is the subject of a new undergraduate research course. “MIT and Slavery class is pushing us into a national conversation. A conversation that’s well underway in the rest of country regarding the role of slavery and institutes of higher learning,” said Dean Melissa Nobles.
Spun out of Sloan’s Billion Prices Project, PriceStats tracks millions of items sold online and produces a daily measure of U.S. consumer prices, allowing investors to track inflation faster.“By producing a daily index of prices…it has a considerable jump on figures that government entities calculate monthly,” writes Eric Morath of the Wall Street Journal.
Prof. Craig Steven Wilder and archivist Nora Murphy speak with Heather Goldstone of Living Lab Radio on WCAI about a new undergraduate course to research MIT’s historical ties to slavery. “The story of MIT also tells us about the centrality of slavery to the United States economy and to the rise of the United States as we know it,” says Wilder.