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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 […]

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Students Create Adaptive Clothing at MIT Open Style Lab

After a series of fractures left her in unbearable pain, Barbara Harrison elected to have below-the-knee amputation. While she knew the surgery would change her life, she wasn’t […]

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MIT Student Creates Robot That Plays ‘Connect Four’

For Patrick McCabe, the fact that a Connect Four-playing robot he built for a final project at MIT can beat its creator carries both the […]

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MIT Student May Be the Youngest Person to Fly Solo Around the World

UPDATE: Although officials from the Guinness Book of World Records still need to look over everything before crowning Matt Guthmiller as the youngest person to fly […]

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A Lexington Company Is Working on a Remote-Controlled Contraceptive Device

The war on women’s contraceptives could soon have a new battle to contend with: on-demand birth control. Lexington-based MicroCHIPS, a developer of implantable drug delivery […]