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Juvenile Detention Drives Up Adult Incarceration Rates, MIT Study Finds

The United States’ juvenile justice system is busted. Each year, we lock up more than 130,000 teens and tweens at a total cost of $6 […]

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Surf’s Up: MIT Helps Measure Largest Waves Ever Documented

The latest study out of MIT has it all: A professor named Peacock; autonomous underwater vehicles zipping around the South China Sea; seafaring scientists braving the […]

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Q&A: Turing Award-Winner Michael Stonebraker

Michael Stonebraker, a researcher and adjunct professor of computer science and engineering at MIT, was recognized last month by the Association for Computing Machinery for […]

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MIT to Launch a House-Sized Balloon for the Global Space Balloon Challenge

This Saturday, MIT grad students will compete in the Global Space Balloon Challenge, where over 250 teams in more than 40 countries will send latex, […]

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MIT Scientists Create Map of Human Epigenome

Since the mapping of the human genome more than a decade ago, scientists have made significant progress in their understanding of the links between genetics […]

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What If MIT Delivered Acceptance Letters By Drone?

MIT, always forward thinking, has envisioned a stark, dystopian future of college admissions, one where strange, heavy objects fall out of the sky, bringing news […]

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Humans at MIT Are Using GIFs to Teach Computers About Feelings

Wired recently profiled a couple of guys at the MIT Media Lab, both of whom are working together to utilize GIFs in a whole new way. […]

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Researchers Are Developing a Paper Test for Ebola and Other Viruses

In 2014, West Africa faced the largest Ebola outbreak in history. Skyrocketing diagnosis rates and an alarming number of deaths—the latest CDC figures confirm that nearly 9,600 […]

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The Life in Our Stars

Cambridge scientists are leading the search for inhabitable (and maybe even inhabited) planets, and they hope to find one…in our lifetime.

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Brain Scans May Offer Clues in Predicting Human Behavior

Brain scans may be useful in predicting a variety of helpful information, from challenges with learning and comprehension to how a person responds to medical treatment, […]

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‘Photographing Places’ Exhibit Opening at MIT Museum

Place. The word is simple, yet can be interpreted in so many different ways. That concept is the central focus of Places journal, founded in the ’80s […]

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MIT Bioengineer and Photographer Team Up to Make Pro-Vaccine Art

The World Health Organization estimates that 1.5 million children die each year from vaccine-preventable illnesses. The Art of Saving a Life, a new campaign launched […]

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Former Gov. Deval Patrick Will Be ‘Visiting Innovation Fellow’ at MIT

With his eight years in office behind him, former Governor Deval Patrick will take on a new role at MIT’s Innovation Initiative beginning in the […]

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Professors Want to Keep Robots from Getting Out of Control

Experts from around the country, including professors from Harvard University and MIT who study the future of Artificial Intelligence and its potential impacts on the […]

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Engineering Student: ‘Yes, I’m Blond, and Yes, I Attend MIT’

Alice Zielinski has platinum blond hair, and she’s studying aeronautical and astronautical engineering and computer science at MIT. The only problem is, nobody seems to believe her […]