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October 6, 2015

New Prizes for Expanding Economic Opportunitiess
MIT has announced a series of prizes to address the lack of prospects for low- and middle-income workers.

Solve 2015

Take Free Online Classes, Get Course Credit at MIT
Passing a free online course isn’t as meaningful as taking the same class for credit on a college campus. But that could be changing.

Tata Center Searches for Solutions for India’s Energy Dilemma
Three year-old MIT institute focuses on innovation for the developing world.

Facebook’s Internet Drone Team Is Collaborating With Google’s Stratospheric Balloons Project
Google and Facebook are both lobbying for international law to be altered to make it easier to provide Internet access using stratospheric balloons and drones.

Can We Shape the Robot Revolution?
A robotics pioneer warns that technologists must consider how advances in machine intelligence will eradicate jobs.

Sachs Says UN’s Development Goals Should Inspire Technologists
Columbia economist says ambitious international goals are needed to avert big crises in the world.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

Work reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.

lucid dreaming concept
lucid dreaming concept

I taught myself to lucid dream. You can too.

We still don’t know much about the experience of being aware that you’re dreaming—but a few researchers think it could help us find out more about how the brain works.

panpsychism concept
panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.

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