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Local Scientists Are Helping NASA Make Robotic Astronauts

Local scientists are helping NASA create a new kind of astronaut.

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MIT Creates Donald Trump Bot Using ‘Deep Learning,’ Irony Abounds

As if the 2016 election cycle couldn’t get more absurd, the folks at MIT just added a dash of artificial intelligence to a race that has, […]

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New Grant Brings Firefighting SAFFiR Robot A Step Closer to Reality

Here’s a bright idea: Rather than imperil human life by sending firefighters into dangerous infernos, send in a firefighting robot to do the dirty work. […]

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MIT’s Drones Are Scary Fast and Incredibly Precise, Because Science

MIT has developed yet another piece of technology best described as “awesome yet vaguely terrifying should the Machines ever rise up against us.” The school’s Computer Science […]

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MIT Student Took a Million Pics of Boston’s Skyline from the Same Spot Over Five Years

If you live in Greater Boston, sooner or later, you’re going to snap a photo of the skyline. There will come a day when the Prudential […]

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An App from MIT Can Program Everything Around You

Imagine you’re just about to go to sleep when you realize you’ve left the light on. The switch is on the other side of the […]

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‘Yeti’ Will Help Boston Residents Crowdsource Snow Shoveling

It’s been an unseasonably warm December here in Boston, but after last year’s record-breaking Snowpocalypse, most locals aren’t complaining. Chris Barry, on the other hand, is hoping […]

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Carmen Sandiego Can Be Found on Your iPhone

Educational PC game villain Carmen Sandiego is back after three decades in a new iOS app called Carmen Sandiego Returns. Launched on Thursday by Boston-based […]

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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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MassChallenge Startups Took Home $1.5 Million Last Night

Jumbo checks were awarded to 16 budding companies on Wednesday evening at the sixth annual MassChallenge awards. The award ceremony is the yearly culminating event for […]

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Chinese Hackers Suspected in ‘Sophisticated, Targeted’ Cyber-Attack on Woods Hole

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, one of the country’s top scientific research facilities, fell victim to a “sophisticated, targeted” cyber attack in June. Now, officials at WHOI […]

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MBTA Routes (and Delays) Now Included in Apple Maps

This may come as a shock, but in real life, the MBTA doesn’t quite follow the clean, brachiform lines of its ubiquitous map. The Green […]

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Bridj to Offer Neurosignal Treatment on Your Commute

Transit startup Bridj is setting out to make your morning commute completely stress-free by inducing some good vibes…with neurosignal treatment. The Boston-based alternative bus service is […]

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Rose Kennedy Greenway to Give Its Free Outdoor Wi-Fi a Major Upgrade

One of the largest free outdoor wireless networks in Massachusetts will soon receive a big upgrade. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy announced Tuesday it’s partnering […]

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Massachusetts Uses 🍪, 🐣, 🚕, 🔝, 👲 More than Any Other State

British tech firm SwiftKey has created a map of the top emojis used in each of the United States. As a piece by Gizmodo cleared […]