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How green is your city? MIT’s new online Treepedia map tells you – Archpaper.com

By Lauren Lloyd Researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab have developed a new way of measuring how “green” a city is using Google Street View. The project, called Treepedia, presents an index of cities by measuring their “Green Canopy,” the aboveground portion of trees and...
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How an MIT lab plans to build more data-driven cities – Curbed

The new Real Estate innovation Lab will push data analysis, 3D printing, and new construction technologies by Patrick Sisson A new program announced earlier this month at MIT seeks to bring cutting-edge, high-tech analysis to the world of real estate, bridging the disciplines of...
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MIT’s Mediated Matter Group Builds a Synthetic Apiary to Help Save Bees

The research team directed by associate professor Neri Oxman documented the health and wellness of the economically vital insects inside a stark white room for three months. By Wanda Lau The Mediated Matter Group Synthetic Apiary, by the Mediated Matter research group at MIT Bees...
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Expand Your Knowledge of the History of Architecture With This FREE Online Course from MIT

Have a little extra time this fall and looking to expand your knowledge of architectural history? Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is offering a 12-course online course titled “A Global History of Architecture” that will cover everything from architecture’s origins...
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MIT’s new 3D-printer makes objects that remember their shape

Researchers are making tiny, flexible, 3D-printed medical devices. Sean Buckley 3D printing has done a lot for medical science. It’s helped us create better prosthetics, manufacture artificial vertebrae and even develop smaller internal cameras. Next, it could help us...
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MIT researchers plan “death of the traffic light” with smart intersections

A group of researchers has developed a conceptual traffic system that would enable driverless vehicles to whizz through intersections without colliding, eliminating the need for signals (+ movie). Researchers from MIT, the Swiss Institute of Technology and the Italian National...
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MIT's new tools allow users to literally play with transit-planning concepts. (MIT)

Using Legos as a Legitimate Urban Planning Tool – CityLab

MIT wants to make transportation planning more transparent—and a bit more fun. Linda Poon MIT researchers unveiled something earlier this month that will please toddlers and serious urban planners alike. It’s a model of Dudley Square—a neighborhood in the greater Bost...
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“Reversible Concrete” Is Ready to Revolutionize Temporary Architecture | The Creators Project

By Beckett Mufson The world has been “about to be revolutionized” by 3D printing for years now, but aside from rapid prototyping, 3D selfies, and the occasional gimmicky 3D-printed house, we don’t see much of it every day. So why hasn’t this technology...
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