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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 […]

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Mass General Awarded Grant to Design Device for PTSD Treatment

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $30 million grant to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) to design an implantable deep […]

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Solar-Powered Benches to Be Installed at City Parks

Simply sitting down at a park bench is boring, so Mayor Marty Walsh and a company spun out of the MIT Media Lab decided to […]

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MIT Researchers Want to Bring Readers Into the ‘FOLD’

When the crisis in Crimea started to unfold earlier this year, MIT Media Lab researchers Kevin Hu and Alexis Hope found themselves asking a lot […]

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MIT Launches a New Online Lab

Families can now participate in scientific research about cognitive development at MIT’s Early Childhood Cognition Laboratory (ECCL) when sitting on their couches. In Rio. Or Japan. Or Australia. […]

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You Can Now Send People Smells Using a Smartphone

Describing a scent to someone, no matter how detailed the explanation, can never replace the stimulation a person gets from actually taking in the aroma. That’s […]

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This Is What an Adult Brain with ADHD Looks Like

According to the CDC, as of 2011, approximately 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.S. […]

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MIT Offers New Insight into How Sperm Travel

In middle school health class, you learn about sperm and how it races to the egg. But a new study by MIT and Cambridge University researchers […]

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MIT Robotics Lab Creates Extra Limbs that Operate on Their Own

Someone better start thinking about assembling a crew of superheroes because MIT robotics engineers just unleashed a new project that’s reminiscent of an evil villain […]

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New MIT Museum Exhibit Shows Off Students’ Inventions

A smartphone-controlled appliance that grows plants without soil, a tabletop interface that turns everyday objects into musical instruments, and a harp made of lasers—these are just […]

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‘Concerned Scientists’ Warn Climate Change Will Take Out Boston Landmarks

An independent group of scientists released a report this week that warns officials that historic Boston neighborhoods and landmarks are at risk of being destroyed by […]

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Mark Wahlberg Is Producing a Reality Show Starring MIT Students

It’s not even a joke anymore: A&E is gradually turning into the Wahlberg Network. Deadline has reported that Mark Wahlberg is producing yet another Boston-set reality show […]

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MIT Bitcoin Club Is Dropping $100 of Digital Currency Into Students’ Pockets

Two MIT students want to make sure that every undergraduate on campus—all 4,500 of them—has some digital money once the fall semester begins. On Tuesday, members […]

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Boston’s Next Tech Gold Mine

The region’s newest multibillion-dollar industry is massive and invisible. It is a tech revolution that is silently and stealthily connecting companies to us in ever-more-cunning ways. And it may be the one enterprise that locks in Boston’s hegemony over tech for years to come.

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MIT’s 18th Annual Ballroom Dance Competition Is This Weekend

Ballroom dance isn’t just about the fancy costumes; it’s also good for the body and mind. The social aspect of working with a partner, the […]