Alex 'Sandy' Pentland

Feb. 14, 2014

Solving Life’s Everyday Problems, With Data

Data geeks say our “digital breadcrumbs” can reveal where to eat, who to date, or which bus to take.

big data, alex sandy pentland, mit, digital breadcrumbs, hilary mason, max shron, bus routes, bus, smarphones, web browsers, cheeseburger, online dating

Oct. 15, 2010

MIT Media Lab at 25

The MIT Media Lab, a hallowed digital playground and research center into media technologies, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. We'll join the party.

mit media lab, negroponte, media research, robots

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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