Some random links I’ve been accumulating:
- The New York Times asks Professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT’s Poverty Action Lab about microloans and microfinance.
- Relatedly, you really should check out the work being done at both the Poverty Action Lab and the Program in Developmental Entrepreneurship.
- Suffering from blackouts this summer? Professor Paul Joskow has the answer.
- An interesting podcast interview with Richard Schmalensee, Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
- MIT scientists Ian Garrick-Bethell, Jack Wisdom (what a name!) and Maria Zuber may have figured out why the moon has a funny shape. [NYT] [Science]
- An MIT researcher has developed a technique to deblur shaky camera photos.
- Say hello to the newest blogger, Jessica Kim ’10 (a.k.a. JKim, or Her Awesomeness), who is temporarily blogging in the TIM the Beaver blog before settling into her own blog here in about a month.
- I don’t even know what to say about this one.