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MIT Dean Wants to Start a New, Radically Different University in Massachusetts

Since the founding of Harvard University in 1638, the number of colleges and universities in Massachusetts has grown to a staggering 114. Professor Christine Ortiz, a dean […]

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Researchers May Be Getting Closer to a Diabetes Cure

A scientific breakthrough from MIT, Harvard, Boston Children’s Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, and UMass Medical School could put a cure for type 1 diabetes within […]

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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 Orchestra to Debut Two David Bowie Symphonies for Cancer Research

MIT’s volunteer orchestra will pay tribute to David Bowie by performing two symphonies inspired by the late rocker’s work, in a concert benefitting cancer research. The two […]

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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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MIT Researcher Bassel Khartabil Reportedly Sentenced to Death in Syria

Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian open-source software developer from Damascus, is believed to have been secretly sentenced to death by the Assad regime after being imprisoned […]

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An MIT-Developed Bandage Can Sense Temperature Changes and Deliver Medicine

MIT engineers have developed a product they’re calling “the Band-Aid of the future.” The stretchy gel bandage stores tiny drug reservoirs in its casing. Medicine is […]

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Matt Damon Is MIT’s 2016 Commencement Speaker

Matt Damon is heading back to MIT, and this time he won’t have to mop the floors or solve ridiculously hard math problems. The university […]

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MIT Media Lab Is Developing a ‘Social-Robot Companion’ for Kids

Cynthia Breazeal’s love for the robots of Star Wars is well known. Both C-3PO and R2-D2 rank in her “Top 10 Favorite Robots” list, and she’s credited the […]

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How MIT’S Divestment Protesters Spent Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, they ate pie in MIT’s corridor of power. They greeted supporters from Seattle, welcomed parents from San Francisco, and exchanged pleasantries with university […]

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MIT Is Working On a Swallowable Vital Signs Tracker

Think your fitness tracker is accurate? MIT just raised the bar. A team at MIT is developing a swallowable tracker that can measure heart and breathing […]

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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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MIT, Harvard Scientists Discover Earth-Sized New Planet Orbiting Nearby Star

It’s that old story of two old rivals overcoming their differences to discover a new Earth-sized exoplanet. Classic. Astrophysicists at MIT have discovered a hot, rocky planet […]

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MIT Media Lab Is Helping to Digitally Reconstruct Syrian City Ravaged by ISIS

Since overtaking government forces in May, Islamic State militants have been deliberately destroying treasured archaeological sites in the central Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO […]

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When MIT Pranked Harvard

A look back at the 1982 prank.