Thursday, September 21, 2017

MIT News: Exceptional individuals honored at the 2017 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal...

On Thursday, March 16, the MIT community gathered at Kresge Auditorium to honor recipients of the 2017 Excellence Awards and Collier Medal. The...

MIT News: Tracking the spread of bird flu-2017

A new paper from an MIT-led team demonstrates that Alaska can offer a significant foothold for Asian flu viruses, enabling them to enter...

MIT News: Commercial space: Can we privatize our way to the stars?-2017

The new space race is on. Since the early 2000s, multiple private companies — such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin —...

MIT News: Media Lab sets sights on space-2017

Amid a recent resurgence of interest and investment in space, the MIT Media Lab is setting up a new initiative to explore the...

MIT News: Report announces enhancements to policies on student medical leave and hospitalization-2017

In a letter to the MIT community today, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis released the Committee on Medical Leave and...

MIT News: Celebrating the homecoming of Ernest Moniz-2017

After more than three and a half years of service as the 13th U.S. Secretary of Energy, nuclear physicist Ernest J. Moniz has...

Disorder can be good | MIT News

In the quest for more efficient vehicles, engineers are using harder and lower-density carbon materials, such as carbon fibers, which can be manufactured...

Letter regarding enhanced medical leave and hospitalization policies and procedures

The following email was sent today to the MIT community by Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart. To the members of the MIT community, Today we write to...

Mapping the effects of crystal defects

New research offers insights into how crystal dislocations — a common type of defect in materials — can affect electrical and heat transport...

Scientists identify a black hole choking on stardust

In the center of a distant galaxy, almost 300 million light years from Earth, scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole that is...

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North Korea conducts public executions for failure to pass Health Care!

North Korea conducts public executions for failure to pass Health Care!

North Korea conducts public executions for those charged with crimes such as distributing South Korean media, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
Opinion: 'Avocado Hand' Is Now an Injury Doctors Actually Recognize

Opinion: ‘Avocado Hand’ Is Now an Injury Doctors Actually Recognize

Doctors are calling for warning labels on avocados to staunch the 'post-brunch surge' of injuries. Doctors have reported a worryingly high rise in the number...
Perry Cohen's mother files wrongful-death lawsuit

Perry Cohen’s mother files wrongful-death lawsuit, Report

The family of Perry Cohen, a teenager who disappeared during a fishing trip with friend Austin Stephanos off the coast of Florida two years...
Barbara Weldens Died While Performing on Stage

Barbara Weldens Died While Performing on Stage, Singer Was 35

Barbara Weldens has died suddenly while performing onstage during a concert in the village of Goudron on Wednesday night (local time). The 35-year-old up-and-coming artist...
Researchers Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io

Researchers Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers have obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the...
Alaska man who shot himself in suicide try, killed girlfriend

Alaska man who shot himself in suicide try, killed girlfriend

An Alaska man faces up to 99 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in a botched suicide attempt. Victor Sibson, 21, is facing second-degree...

Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation-2017

When we visit a friend or go to the beach, our brain stores a short-term memory of the experience in a part of...
No need for a full border wall, President Donald Trump says

No need for a full border wall, President Donald Trump says

Trump told journalists aboard Air Force One this week that he doesn't think a full border wall is needed because of natural barriers that...

Woman says Fitbit helped save her life-2017

Patricia Lauder bought a Fitbit to count...

Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile-2017

Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well....
China names new army commander amid tensions, Report

China names new army commander amid tensions, Report

China has appointed new commanders of its army and air force in a reshuffle ahead of next month’s Communist Party congress, as President Xi...