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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 […]

Wellness

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. […]

City Life

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 […]

Wellness

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. […]

Wellness

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

City Life

‘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 […]

Arts & Entertainment

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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.

Wellness

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 […]

City Life

MIT Groups Insist That Bitcoin Is the Way of the Future

Even though Massachusetts officials recently warned residents about the possible risks when buying and using crypto-currencies, and told them to stick to traditional methods of payment […]

City Life

MIT Students Hung Thousands of Paper Cranes in Memory of Officer Sean Collier

On Friday, April 18, the MIT community took the day to remember Officer Sean Collier, who was shot and killed last year by the alleged […]

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Throwback Thursday: When MIT Was Founded

We remember the year 1861 in American history largely because it marked the start of the Civil War. But up here in Massachusetts, the era […]