MIT

By - 10/24/14 - 9:23 am

The New Yorker talks to Harvard and MIT researchers trying to figure out how to battle Ebola by deciphering its genetic code, including Harvard biology professor Pardis Sabeti, who heads the "Ebola war room" at MIT's Broad Institute.

The next morning, Gire took a car to the M.I.T. campus, carrying a small box containing the tubes of droplets with the Ebola RNA. There, in

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By - 10/20/14 - 11:25 am

Cambridge Police report finding multiple shell casings outside 266 Mass. Ave. after receiving reports of gunfire around 1 a.m. today.

A nearby building was struck with gunshots. At this time, several reports indicated that at least four suspect vehicles were involved in the incident: a silver Audi A3 hatchback, a black Nissan Maxima, a black Ford Edge and a white Toyota Camry. A

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By - 10/10/14 - 5:25 pm
Honkfest guy at MIT

Mark looked up in MIT's Infinite Corridor this afternoon and immediately thought "broken neck" when he looked up and saw this guy on the other side of the railing. Musicians were in the corridor warming up for this weekend's Honk.

By - 9/18/14 - 1:26 pm
Audi on fire on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

Jimmy Doan happened upon this flaming car a little after 1 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue near MIT and Memorial Drive.

He reports nobody was inside the car, at least not when he arrived.

Anson Stewart captured the Mass. Ave. scene from the other side of the road and behind the car:

By - 9/4/14 - 9:17 am

The Tech reports the Institute announced the new ban yesterday, after determining that non-MIT student who fell out a window at a Bay State Road fraternity was "intoxicated" despite an MIT ban on liquor at rush-week events.

City officials last year basically banned parties at MIT's Boston frats after an MIT student fell through a skylight.

In April, MIT suspended Delta... Read more

By - 9/1/14 - 2:52 pm

The Globe reports on an incident last night at ol' Lambda Chi Alpha. The woman was a student, but not at MIT. She fell one floor onto a second-floor roof.

You may recall how the Boston Licensing Board basically banned parties at MIT frats on this side of the river after that kid fell four stories through a skylight at another... Read more

By - 7/15/14 - 10:01 am
Storm over the Charles River

JB Parrett shows us the MIT Sailing Center with threatening clouds overhead.

Pete Bouchard asks if he can be serious for a moment:

We ain't messing around today folks. Atmos. is ripe and loaded. Any storms that fire could cause wind damage & flash flooding. #eye2thesky

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By - 6/27/14 - 1:03 pm
Marty Walsh on an electric bench

Mayor is electrified by new bench in Titus Sparrow Park.

An MIT spinoff is installing benches equipped with solar-powered phone chargers - and air-quality and noise monitors - in several parks, the mayor's office says.

Changing Environment's "soofa" benches are going into Titus Sparrow Park in the South End, the Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

"Your cell phone doesn’t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?” the mayor asks... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 8:43 am

The Globe has a sausage-factory look at how MIT beat back the Obama administration and won funding for its fusion reactor, at least through 2016.

By - 6/8/14 - 8:29 am
Party trucks at MIT

Dev photographed party trucks on Albany Street near MIT last night.

By - 5/18/14 - 8:08 pm
Old space capsule for sale

You never know what you'll find for sale at the MIT Flea. Today, Turlach MacDonagh found this 1964 Gemini capsule, available for just $65,000.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/13/14 - 8:27 am

The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 4:40 pm
Stripped horns at MIT Flea

Turlach MacDonagh went to the MIT Flea today and spotted these stripped brass horns.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/17/14 - 7:53 am

The Tech reports both its national fraternity and MIT have suspended Delta Upsilon, based at 526 Beacon St. in the Back Bay, for "inappropriate behavior during unsanctioned events" over January break.

No word if a horse in the dean's office was involved.

Bonus fun fact: Animal House producer Ivan Reitman belonged to a Delta Upsilon chapter at McMaster University.... Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 12:10 am
Tetris at MIT

Chris Snyder watched Tetris being played on MIT's Green Building.

The building was first transformed into a Tetris board in 2012.

By - 3/19/14 - 9:36 am

People are so last century:

"People are intimidated by me."

"Why do you intimidate people?"

"It’s the media, man. People put you into these little compartments in their brains and then they think they know you. ‘Oh, ok. A six-foot-two 350-pound humanoid made from military-grade titanium alloy. Probably out to annihilate all of humanity. Better get away from HIM.’

No one’s willing to risk

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By - 2/15/14 - 10:55 pm

MIT President L. Rafael Reif says he and MIT are standing behind students threatened by New Jersey with legal action if they don't turn over detailed information about a "proof of concept" project involving the online currency Bitcoin.

I want to make it clear that the students who created Tidbit have the full and enthusiastic support of MIT. Chancellor Cindy Barnhart and Provost

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