33 Works

Science Research Mentoring Program

Or Graur, Clara Sousa-Silva, Jean Dao & Daniel Yahalomi
Advanced graduate students and post-doctoral scholars at Harvard University mentor a selected group of high school students over the course of an academic year. The students gain hands-on experience in scientific inquiry and methods, as well as access to possible role models in the scientific community.

Data from: Energy landscape for the insertion of amphiphilic nanoparticles into lipid membranes: a computational study

Reid C. Van Lehn & Alfredo Alexander-Katz
Amphiphilic, monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles (NPs) have been shown to enter cells via a non-endocytic, non-disruptive pathway that could be valuable for biomedical applications. The same NPs were also found to insert into a series of model cell membranes as a precursor to cellular uptake, but the insertion mechanism remains unclear. Previous simulations have demonstrated that an amphiphilic NP can insert into a single leaflet of a planar lipid bilayer, but in this configuration all charged...

Data from: Optical and molecular signatures of dissolved organic matter reflect anthropogenic influence in a coastal river, Northeast China

Ding He, Chen He, Penghui Li, Xiaowen Zhang, Quan Shi & Yongge Sun
Sources and molecular composition of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in coastal rivers have been tightly linked with its reactivity and fate, thus influencing element and nutrient cycling. The DOM in coastal rivers is usually sourced from both terrestrial and marine inputs, with further complication by anthropogenic activities, which is less understood in coastal rivers located near populated industrial regions. In this study, DOM in a typical anthropogenically influenced coastal river, Daliao River, was analyzed for...

The MIMIC-CXR Database

Alistair E. W. Johnson, Tom Pollard, Roger Mark, Seth Berkowitz & Steven Horng
The MIMIC Chest X-ray (MIMIC-CXR) Database v1.0.0 is a large publicly available dataset of chest radiographs with structured labels. The dataset contains 371,920 images corresponding to 224,548 radiographic studies performed at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. The dataset is de-identified to satisfy the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Safe Harbor requirements. Protected health information (PHI) has been removed. The dataset is intended to support a wide...

MODA Annotation Platform

Benjamin Yetton, Sara Mednick, Karine Lacourse, Jacques Delfrate & Simon Warby

Data from: Segregation and polarization in urban areas

Alfredo J. Morales, Xiaowen Dong, Yaneer Bar-Yam & Alex Pentland
Social behaviors emerge from the exchange of information among individuals—constrained by and reciprocally influencing the structure of information flows. The Internet radically transformed communication by democratizing broadcast capabilities and enabling easy and borderless formation of new acquaintances. However, actual information flows are heteroge- neous and confined to self-organized echo-chambers. Of central importance to the future of society is understanding how existing physical segregation affects online social fragmentation. Here we show that the virtual space is...

Reliance on emotion promotes belief in fake news

Gordon Pennycook, David Rand & Cameron Martel

An Overview of the Digital Preservation Storage Criteria and Usage Guide

Eld Zierau, Sibyl Schaefer, Nancy McGovern & Andrea Goethals
Short paper

Persuasion in Medicine: Experimental Evidence on Sender and Signal Effects

Marcella Alsan & Sarah Eichmeyer
The aim of the study is to identify what sender/signal combinations are most persuasive in encouraging low socioeconomic males living in the U.S. to take-up seasonal flu vaccination. We plan to recruit male subjects and randomly assign them to persuasion treatments: three of which vary dimensions of the sender of medical recommendation (concordance, authority, and empathy treatments). Specifically, we will cross-randomize race with authority as the actor will portray either an actor or a layperson....

Measurements from the Fire Influence on Regional and Global Environments Experiment (FIREX) Fire Lab Mini Chamber Experiment

Christopher Cappa, Christopher Lim, David Hagan & Jesse Kroll
All experiments were conducted during the Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments Experiment (FIREX) lab study, which took place at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab in Missoula, MT, USA during November, 2016. Experiments focused on refining our understanding of emissions and short timescale processing. The focus was on measuring fuels or combustion conditions that are characteristic of the western U.S. that may be under-sampled by the fire research community. Numerous types of biomass were...

MIMIC-III Clinical Database Demo

Alistair Johnson, Tom Pollard & Roger Mark
MIMIC-III is a large, freely-available database comprising deidentified health-related data associated with over 40,000 patients who stayed in critical care units of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center between 2001 and 2012 [1]. The MIMIC-III Clinical Database is available on PhysioNet (http://doi.org/10.13026/C2XW26). Though deidentified, MIMIC-III contains detailed information regarding the care of real patients, and as such requires credentialing before access. To allow researchers to ascertain whether the database is suitable for their work, we...

Data from: Strength of species interactions determines biodiversity and stability in microbial communities

Christoph Ratzke, Julien Barrere & Jeff Gore
Organisms, especially microbes, tend to live in complex communities. While some of these ecosystems are very bio-diverse, others aren′t, and while some are very stable over time others undergo strong temporal fluctuations. Despite a long history of research and a plethora of data it is not fully understood what sets biodiversity and stability of ecosystems. Theory as well as experiments suggest a connection between species interaction, biodiversity, and stability of ecosystems, where an increase of...

Hands-on lecture series

Or Graur, Clara Sousa-Silva & Daniel Yahalomi
Syllabi for hands-on astronomy activities aimed at high-school juniors and seniors

Speech-accompanying gestures are not processed by the language-processing mechanisms

Olessia Jouravlev, David Zheng, Zuzanna Balewski, Alvince Le Arnz Pongos, Zena Levan, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Evelina Fedorenko & Benjamin Lipkin

Causative-inchoative fMRI

Jayden Ziegler, Miriam Hauptman, Jesse Snedeker & Evelina Fedorenko
Following up on Frankland and Greene (2015) investigating the neural instantiation of thematic roles.

There’s more to “sparkle” than meets the eye: Knowledge of vision and light verbs among sighted and congenitally blind individuals.

Marina Bedny, Jorie Koster-Hale, Giulia Elli, Lindsay Yazzolino & Rebecca Saxe
We examined the contribution of first-person sensory experience to concepts by studying the meanings of “visual” verbs in congenitally blind adults. Congenitally blind individuals (n=25) and aged-matched sighted controls (n=22) judged the semantic similarity for pairs of verbs (n=2041) referring to events of visual perception (e.g. "to peek”) and light emission (e.g. "to shimmer"). As control conditions, we included verbs of touch perception (“to feel”) and amodal knowledge acquisition (“to perceive”) as well as sound...

Data from: Paleozoic diversification of terrestrial chitin-degrading bacterial lineages

Danielle S. Gruen, Joanna M. Wolfe & Gregory P. Fournier
Background: Establishing the divergence times of groups of organisms is a major goal of evolutionary biology. This is especially challenging for microbial lineages, due to the near-absence of preserved physical evidence (diagnostic body fossils or geochemical biomarkers). Horizontal gene transfer (HGT), can serve as a temporal scaffold between microbial groups and other fossil-calibrated clades, potentially improving these estimates. Specifically, HGT to or from organisms with fossil-calibrated age estimates can propagate these constraints to additional groups...


Nancy McGovern

Low-Income Fare Pilot

Kayleigh Campbell, Nellie Moore, Judd Kessler, Sam Quinney, Katherine Gan & Nat Mammo
The cost of transportation presents a number of challenges for low-income Washingtonians: making it harder to get a job, maintain a job, access social services, obtain healthcare, and care for their families. Building on the District’s other initiatives to address cost as a barrier to transit equity, such as the Mayor’s 2019 Free Circulator bus trial and Kids Ride Free program, the District and WMATA are conducting a randomized evaluation of free and discounted transit...

Archival data and code in support of uncertainty quantification of climate system properties using the MIT Earth System Model (MESM)

Chris Forest, Alex Libardoni, Andrei P. Sokolov & Erwan Monier
This archive provides the climate model outputs, observational data, and analysis codes that were used to quantify uncertainty in the climate system response properties of the MIT Earth System Model (MESM). Three papers (Libardoni et al. 2018a, 2018b, 2019) include results using these data and codes to provide conditional probability distributions of equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS), the transient climate response (TCR), and the net radiative forcing by aerosols. The analysis codes are either written in...

Digital Preservation Storage Criteria Game

Andrea Goethals, Sibyl Schaefer, Nancy McGovern, Eld Zierau, Gail Truman & Cynthia Wu
This game introduces players to the Preservation Storage Criteria (https://osf.io/sjc6u/). It gives them an opportunity to consider the relative importance of each criterion in the context of specific roles where resources or support may be limited. See "Preservation Storage Criteria Game Instructions.pdf" in the Files section for instructions on printing and playing the game.

iPRES COMMUNITY PANEL - iPRES Community Working Group results update

Nancy McGovern, Seamus Ross & William Kilbride

Behavior Encouragement: Increasing Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Uptake

Gloria Stout
VDSS’ commitment to triumphing over poverty extends beyond the direct anti-poverty programs we administer with our local partners to include free tax prep sites and performing outreach for the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). The EITC has been shown to a very effective policy tool for lifting people out of poverty, and promoting it is directly aligned with our mission. VDSS is statutorily mandated to conduct annual EITC outreach to our customers...

Data and R code for analysis, all final studies

Daniel Nettle & Rebecca Saxe

Data and R code Intuitive (Dis)honesty

Nils Köbis, Yoella Bereby-Meyer, Shaul Shalvi, Bruno Verschuere & David Rand

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Dataset


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Davis
  • Zhejiang University
  • MIT University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Boston College
  • United States Geological Survey
  • Technical University of Madrid
  • Harvard University