Month: September 2019

How Leather Sculptures Are Made | How It’s Made

Some artists are rediscovering leather as a sculpting material and redefining the art of sculpture. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/ Read more: youtube.com

A Strange Grid Pattern in the Gobi Desert | What On Earth? (Full Episode)

Images of earth from space reveal an intimate portrait of human activity. Cities glow bright while the wilderness remains dark. Why then is the Australian outback, lit up like a series of vast cities? Also, what’s behind a strange grid pattern in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Stream Full Episodes of What on Earth?: […]

Apple releases first beta of iOS 13.1, indicating iOS 13 is nearly done

Surprise, Apple didn’t release yet another beta version of iOS 13. The company released the first developer beta of iOS and iPadOS 13.1 instead. This is a curious move, as Apple doesn’t usually share beta versions of .1 updates before the release of major updates. What’s even more surprising is that Apple released new beta […]

A Mysterious Face in the Canadian Badlands | What On Earth? (Full Episode)

A possible smoke screen over North Korea worries military analysts while an amateur archaeologist makes an extraordinary discovery with the help of a satellite image; has an image revealed not one but two forgotten pyramids in Egypt? Stream Full Episodes of What on Earth?: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/what-on-earth/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel […]

A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis

For tuberculosis patients, complying with a full course of treatment can be daunting and difficult. But a new experiment conducted by MIT researchers in Kenya, in collaboration with the digital health company Keheala, shows that a digital program used on mobile phones helps patients successfully finish their treatments. The program created interactive communication between patients […]

Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns

The Slovenian founders behind PredictLeads, another recent Y Combinator graduate, applied to the prestigious accelerator five times before they were admitted. Their business, which helps venture capital firms and sales teams identify high-growth companies, i.e. potential investments and potential customers, had come a long way since it was founded in 2016. And earlier this year […]

How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Many voters today seem to live in partisan bubbles, where they receive only partial information about how others feel regarding political issues. Now, an experiment developed in part by MIT researchers sheds light on how this phenomenon influences people when they vote. The experiment, which placed participants in simulated elections, found not only that communication […]

Comparing primate vocalizations

The utterances of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized — but even so, they display constraints that reinforce the singularity of human language, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT linguist.  The study reinterprets evidence about primate language and concludes that Old World monkeys […]