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  • Mars Colony Concept
    Mars One chooses 100 people to colonize the Red Planet
    Mars One, the Dutch nonprofit enterprise that proposes to start a Mars colony sometime in the early 2020s, announced on Monday the names of the 100 potential astronauts, culled from an initial group of more than 200,000 applicants. The “Mars...
  • Trey Gowdy vs. Jonathan Gruber
    Trey Gowdy vs. Jonathan Gruber
    During this morning's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Trey Gowdy, (R-SC), repeatedly asked MIT Professor of economics Jonathan Gruber what he meant when he made his now-infamous quotes. Here's...
  • Obamacare's imminent demise
    Obamacare's imminent demise
    Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist who is one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act, has stuck his foot in his mouth multiple times. Now that the Supreme Court has decided to rule on whether the IRS can give tax credits to people who...
  • Mars One took applications last year for astronauts and residents of mars
    We can't yet colonize Mars say MIT researchers; We need more research
    A Dutch non-profit organization called Mars One announced in 2012 its mission to colonize Mars by 2025. Their intention is to send their first unmanned mission to the planet in 2018. They have already garnered the interest of many who would be...
  • Mars from the Hubble Space Telescope
    MIT study finds fault with Mars One colony concept
    The Mars One project created a great deal of fanfare when it was first announced in 2012. The project, based in Holland, aspires to build a colony on Mars with the first uncrewed flight taking place in 2018 and the first colonists setting forth...
  • Self-assembling robots: transformer-like robots made for under $100 bucks!
    Self-assembling robot: MIT robots use science behind Shrinky Dinks, $100 to make
    A self-assembling robot that is being compared to a smaller version of the “Transformers,” has been created by a group of scientists at MIT. These robots were built using typical hobby technology, motors, batteries and other pieces...
  • MIT graduate student Kaitlin Goldstein found dead: Fell from cliff in India
    MIT graduate student Kaitlin Goldstein found dead: Fell from cliff in India
    MIT graduate student Kaitlin Goldstein was found dead last week in India after an apparent fall from a cliff claimed the 28-year-old student’s life. Her body was found Saturday in Ladakh, India – a region in the northern part of the...
  • LADEE orbiting the moon
    NASA/MIT announces success of laser broadband space communications system
    According to a Monday story in Think Digit, NASA, in conjunction with MIT, has developed a way for future lunar explorers and colonist to access the Internet via broadband. Incidentally the technology, which involves using a laser, will allow...
  • Flying car by Terrafugia called the TF-X is about a decade away from market
    Flying car by Terrafugia: TF-X seats 4, flies at 200 mph, no runway needed
    A flying car was once just a fantasy, something you might conjure up in your mind while sitting in gridlock on the highway. Today the flying car is up and running, although it is just a prototype, it won’t be too long before a car that flies...
  • Remembering M.I.T. police officer and terrorist victim, Sean Collier
    Remembering M.I.T. police officer and terrorist victim, Sean Collier
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer Sean Collier, 26, graduated with honors from Salem State University in 2009, as a criminal justice major. One year ago, he was shot to death on campus by one or both of the Boston...
  • Soft Robot Fish
    Soft Robotic Fish Moves Like the Real Thing!
    Everything man can imagine is quickly becoming a reality. Advances in technology have introduced a concept called soft robotics; soft robots don’t just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels. We...
  • MIT innovates yet again with first professional online course
    MIT innovates yet again with first online professional course globally available
    On March 4 2014, the first online professional course called "Tackling the Challenges of Big Data" will be offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The class will spread over 4 weeks and is designed for professionals...
  • A gift to global cancer research: $180 million for Harvard and MIT
    A gift to global cancer research: $180 million for Harvard and MIT
    January 6, 2014. The Ludwig Cancer Research, on behalf of its founder Daniel K. Ludwig, spread $540 million over Ludwig Centers at 6 institutions nationwide to promote cancer research. This gift is one of the largest private donations ever made...
  • BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 15: (L-R) Actors Bob Newhart, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, executive producers Steve Molaro, Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre appear on the set of 'The Big Bang Theory'
    ‘The Big Bang Theory’ inspires scavenger hunt parties
    While scavenger hunts have been a staple of family and work friendly activities for quite a while, the tradition at many prestigious colleges is actually a bit different. “The Big Bang Theory” explores this fun type of scavenger hunt...
  • MIT police officer Sean Collier
    Slain MIT police officer to be posthumously named Somerville officer
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier will be honored Thursday night by being sworn in posthumously as a Somerville police officer with his badge number being permanently retired.Collier, 26, was nearing the end of his...