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Twitter Backs New MIT Media Lab Program

Thanks to Twitter, something new is hatching over at the MIT Media Lab. According to MIT News, the California-based social media site saw the potential […]

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MIT Chemists Are Using Anthrax to Deliver Cancer Drugs

Researchers are finding novel ways to use some of the world’s deadliest toxins for other purposes. Botox, for example, is being used to do more than […]

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Actor Jared Leto Throws Support Behind the ‘Copenhagen Wheel’

Jared Leto—known to most as the guitar-riffing, Oscar-winning actor who once played teen heartthrob Jordan Catalano—is more than just a dreamy face. He’s also a […]

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Forbes Fires MIT Alumnus for Writing About How Drunk Girls Ruin All the Fun

It’s probably not a great day to be Bill Frezza. The writer and the Alumni President of the Chi Phi chapter at MIT published a […]

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MIT Researcher Wants to Master the Art of Online Partying

When Nathan Matias arrives at this year’s Mozilla Festival in London, a weekend-long excursion that brings together innovative minds seeking to improve the future of […]

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MIT Students Head to Court Over Bitcoin Hackathon Project

Lawyers representing the MIT students behind a bitcoin mining code created during a hackathon at the school last year will go before a judge on […]

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MIT Researchers Teach a Robotic Cheetah to Run and Jump On its Own

Leave it to researchers from MIT to come up with a complex algorithm that’s specific to predatory motions like running, leaping, and bounding that can be […]

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MIT Is Hosting a Breast Pump Hackathon

When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a competition to improve the condom, it was impressive that an organization decided to take an intimate […]

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Medford Resident to Returning Students: ‘Nobody Likes You’ [Updated]

Medford resident Kim Costa has something “really important” to say—and she seems to have a lot of supporters behind her—to all of the students who […]

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Researchers Develop Acoustic Device to Detect Tumor Cells

Researchers from MIT have created a new, dime-sized acoustic device that can detect tumor cells in the blood of cancer patients. Developed in collaboration with scientists at […]

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MIT Students Now Have a Place to Spend Their Bitcoins

MIT’s Kendall Square bookstore might be the first campus retail shop in the country to accept Bitcoins from students. “In the college industry, to my knowledge, […]

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Researchers Reverse Emotional Associations of Memories in Mice

Short of time travel, there’s nothing we can do to change the past. But, with new research from MIT, there may be a way to change […]

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MIT Is Teaching a Social Media Class Nicknamed ‘Credit for Reddit’

This spring students at MIT will have a chance to enroll in a course that takes a deeper look at one of the most frequented […]

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MIT Invents A New Treatment for Bone Injuries

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold that’s coated with “bone growth factors” that are released slowly over a few weeks. When […]

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MIT Researchers Develop a Biodegradable ‘Thin Film’

The NIH reports that chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability in the U.S. But thanks to new research from MIT, there […]