President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will harness the collective geekpower of trans-Atlantic Cambridges in a bid to help squelch cybercrime. As MIT reports:
The Tech reports retired professor Walter Lewin is no longer allowed near the school's online course platform.
MIT issued a statement:
MITâ€™s action comes in response to a complaint it received in October from a woman, who is an online MITx learner, claiming online sexual harassment by Lewin. She provided information about Lewinâ€™s interactions with her, which began when she was a learner... Read more
MIT reports some of its researchers have developed a method to produce cheap NFC-based sensors that could tell if a box contains spoiled food - or explosives.
These inexpensive sensors could be widely deployed, making it easier to monitor public spaces or detect food spoilage in warehouses. Using this system, the researchers have demonstrated that they can detect gaseous ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and cyclohexanone,... Read more
The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.
They start around 10:40.
MIT reports both it and the Lambda Chi Alpha national fraternity have banned the local chapter, Lambda Zeta, 99 Bay State Rd. in Boston, for five years for "conduct that does not support the fraternityâ€™s priority of providing a healthy chapter environment for its members."
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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 doesnâ€™t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?â€ť the mayor asks... Read more
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.