December 2016

Moving Parts

High costs of transit infrastructure and accelerating technology have cities and visionaries rethinking how to take us from Point A to Point B. London and Paris have them. So do New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia: They’re the big, bold signs put up decades ago by urban transit agencies that diagram subway, bus, and streetcar routes in red, silver, yellow, and … [Read More...]

Lip Service

Machine translation technologies are set to change how travelers interact with Japanese locals leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Since Westerners first reached … [Read More...]

Sink or Swim

A novel engineering course embeds rigorous math and physics in project-based learning. On Day 1 of the pilot course, first-year Olin College students were handed what … [Read More...]

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