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Matt Damon Is MIT’s 2016 Commencement Speaker

Matt Damon is heading back to MIT, and this time he won’t have to mop the floors or solve ridiculously hard math problems. The university […]

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MIT Media Lab Is Developing a ‘Social-Robot Companion’ for Kids

Cynthia Breazeal’s love for the robots of Star Wars is well known. Both C-3PO and R2-D2 rank in her “Top 10 Favorite Robots” list, and she’s credited the […]

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How MIT’S Divestment Protesters Spent Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, they ate pie in MIT’s corridor of power. They greeted supporters from Seattle, welcomed parents from San Francisco, and exchanged pleasantries with university […]

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MIT Is Working On a Swallowable Vital Signs Tracker

Think your fitness tracker is accurate? MIT just raised the bar. A team at MIT is developing a swallowable tracker that can measure heart and breathing […]

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NASA Awards Two Humanoid Robot Prototypes to MIT and Northeatern

Developed by a team of engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the R5—nicknamed Valkyrie—is a humanoid robot designed to assist during human missions […]

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MIT, Harvard Scientists Discover Earth-Sized New Planet Orbiting Nearby Star

It’s that old story of two old rivals overcoming their differences to discover a new Earth-sized exoplanet. Classic. Astrophysicists at MIT have discovered a hot, rocky planet […]

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MIT Media Lab Is Helping to Digitally Reconstruct Syrian City Ravaged by ISIS

Since overtaking government forces in May, Islamic State militants have been deliberately destroying treasured archaeological sites in the central Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO […]

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When MIT Pranked Harvard

A look back at the 1982 prank.

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MIT Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuels

On Wednesday, MIT President Rafael Reif released details on the institution’s highly anticipated five-year plan to address climate change. Perhaps the biggest surprise among climate […]

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MIT Scientists Create Algorithm For Blowing Up Tax-Evading Corporations’ Spot

Swiss bank accounts are a trope nowadays, in equal parts for their world-renowned secrecy and their use by the likes of Bond villains and hedge-fund […]

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MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital Can Now Make 3-D Prints of Hearts

Heart surgery is performed all the time in the United States. But despite its relative frequency, the operation is notoriously tricky to plan and undergo. […]

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Ahead of MIT Climate Change Plan, Activists Appeal One More Time

With the fall semester officially underway, environmental activists have their eyes set on MIT. In the coming weeks, university president Rafael Reif is poised to […]

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How Much Do Debt-Strapped Graduates of Boston’s Universities Make?

Somewhere in between the 239th bowl of microwave ramen and the eighth rat darting through the illegal attic apartment in Allston, a college student in […]

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See Where Massachusetts Universities Rank in U.S. News’s Best Colleges List

U.S. News and World Report released its 2016 “Best Colleges” rankings Wednesday, with Massachusetts colleges and universities predictably well-represented. There was little movement within the top 10, […]

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New Software Could Improve Alzheimer’s Screening Methods, Research Finds

For years, a common screening method for cognitive impairments—like those that come as a result of Alzheimer’s—has been a simple test called the Clock Drawing […]