By - 3/16/18 - 2:24 pm
Coyote at MIT

Marshall Hansberry came across this coyote, acting all casual and stuff, by Eastman Court, outside MIT's School of Science today. He reports animal control arrived to assess the situation.

By - 3/9/18 - 8:52 am

WBUR reports:

"If we succeed, the world’s energy systems will be transformed,” said Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Maria Zuber. "An entirely new industry may be seeded potentially with New England as its hub.”

By - 2/22/18 - 11:45 pm

Officials at MIT and UMass Amherst said today that high-school students shouldn't worry about their admission status if their high schools discipline them for walking out of class in anti-gun protests.

By - 2/13/18 - 11:53 pm
Along the train tracks in east Cambridge

Nick Gillham walked along the train tracks near the old Metropolitan Storage building off Mass. Ave.

Copyright Nick Gillham. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/29/18 - 4:38 pm

The New Yorker interviews Gar Alperovitz, one of the anti-war academics associated with Harvard and MIT who helped get the famous documents to the New York Times and the Washington Post (and other papers) even as they shuttled Ellsberg around Cambridge and Somerville apartments and motel rooms to keep him out of the hands of the FBI.

By - 11/13/17 - 10:36 pm

MIT said today it will replace its current Wright Brothers wind tunnel with a new, beefier Wright Brothers wind tunnel that will feature winds of up to 200 m.p.h., up from the current 150 m.p.h. and which could, among other things, aid in the development of new types of drones.

Boeing is helping to fund the project to replace the current wind tunnel, which has been in operation for 80 years now.

By - 11/7/17 - 4:59 pm
Lamborghini concept car at MIT

Josh Jacobs took a look at the all-electric concept car Lamborghini is building with MIT. Rather than sitting on top of large batteries, the car would be built out of carbon nanotubes that would double as batteries (the devil, natch, is in the details).

By - 10/10/17 - 1:00 pm

An MIT fraternity on Bay State Road had to explain itself before the Boston Licensing Board today for an incident last month in which all non-residents were evacuated after police and fire inspectors found too many people inside, a two-story shower-head waterfall was drenching a marble staircase, and a kid popped open a can of Bud Light. Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:59 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a Title IX lawsuit against Emerson College, saying the college properly investigated a student's rape and harassment allegations that Boston and Cambridge police found not credible. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 2:32 pm

UPDATE: All clear.

MIT Police report:

A suspicious package has been reported on the third floor of Building E51. The building has been evacuated. Cambridge and MIT Police are on scene. Please stay clear of the area.

By - 9/10/17 - 5:17 pm

Around 4:45 p.m. at 200 Tech Square off Main Street, Joshua Fabian reports.

Cambridge Police report both victims are expected to survive injuries to the lower parts of their bodies. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 1:22 pm

Boston Police report detectives ordered the immediate evacuation of several dozen non-residents at Phi Delta Theta, 97 Bay State Rd. on Sunday night after they discovered a place filled with both water from the ad-hoc waterfall and way too many people - including at least one hapless freshman with a Bud Light. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 10:55 pm

In a reminder that the law doesn't always keep up with technology, a federal judge in Boston today tossed a French student's Title IX sexual-harassment complaint against an MIT professor because she never set foot in the US and Title IX only applies to actions that take place between people on American soil. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 2:09 pm
Eclipse over Allston

Bob posted this photo of the eclipse over Allston, shortly after 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at MIT: Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 7:37 pm

The Tucson Sentinel reports the University of Arizona has signed up longtime MIT linguistics professor (now emeritus) Noam Chomsky to teach there. Read more.

By - 8/10/17 - 1:44 pm

MIT scientists created "living" jewelry that moves

Some researchers at the MIT Media Lab are working on a project called Kino that involves robotic jewelry that can move around your body of its own volition: Read more.

By - 7/28/17 - 12:34 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports Harvard and MIT boffins are using the database of Google Street Views to show how cities' landscapes are changing. And South Boston's W. 1 Street is one of their examples.

By - 6/26/17 - 8:57 pm
Interesting clouds over Cambridge

J. Nathan Matias watched the clouds over the Charles and MIT in Cambridge this afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 6:11 pm
Car and SUV crash in Cambridge

A roving UHub photographer happened upon this scene on Mass. Ave. at MIT around 5:30 p.m., reports "the driver of the RAV ran for it," bringing State, Cambridge, MIT and MBTA police to the area to look for him. Boston Police also arrived on scene - and took custody of the driver and the car after he was located nearby, because the vehicle was carjacked on Edgerly Road in the Fenway.

Dave Boudreau reports the driver, who crossed the center line, also hit a taxi.

By - 6/19/17 - 11:25 am

Cambridge Day reports MIT is going to try to turn Senior House, a freewheeling dorm with art on the walls, cats everywhere and "an eclectic assortment of students who may be low-income, first-generation, black, Asian or Latinx or LGBTQI" - and a traditionally low graduation rate - into a place where the emphasis is on mental health, physical fitness and learning how to cook one's own meals. Also: No cats. Students are not going down without a fight.