Monthly Archives: November 2017

MIT-Haiti, Google team up to boost education in Kreyòl

Institute-led effort to create STEM lexicon is now available for global translation BY PETER DIZIKES, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In recent years, MIT scholars have helped develop a whole lexicon of science and math terms for use in Haiti’s Kreyòl language. Now a collaboration with Google

Crowdsourcing big-data analysis

Web-based system automatically evaluates proposals from far-flung data scientists BY LARRY HARDESTY, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In the analysis of big data sets, the first step is usually the identification of “features” — data points with particular predictive power or analytic utility. Choosing features usually

How impatience guides financial behavior

Study: Long-term states of mind can affect short-term financial decisions BY PETER DIZIKES, MIT NEWS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Imagine you are receiving a refund payment from the federal government. Are you going to spend it right away or save the money? Is that decision based on

3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers

Printed nozzle system could make uniform, versatile fibers at much lower cost BY LARRY HARDESTY, MIT NEWS  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor. But

XLRI to Host International Conference on “Assessment Centres and Talent Management in Emerging Markets: Lessons from Global Practice”  

>>Invites submission for paper presentation at the conference; Last date for submission of abstract November 15th, 2017 The Centre for Human Resource Development, XLRI- Xavier School of Management is all set to host the first-of-its-kind ‘International Blended Conference on Assessment Centre’  on December 9th –