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Cambridge teen already facing carjacking charge arrested after stealing a car in Brookline with a dog inside, then nearly running over some MIT students, police say
Cambridge Police report arresting a local 15-year-old this morning for what they say was a series of incidents Saturday that started with him stealing an unlocked BMW at a Brookline clothing store and ended with him nearly ramming three MIT students - just after he'd stopped near them to ditch the dog that was in the car - police say. Read more.
MIT News recounts the story of the Roxbury Photographers Training Program, the subject of an exhibit at the MIT Museum.
The studio in the heart of Roxbury included a darkroom and a gallery. Students were well supplied with film and photographic equipment, with support from Polaroid Corporation.
Cambridge officers fatally shoot man they say charged them with a large knife already covered in his own blood
Updated with latest account from Cambridge PD.
A Cambridge police officer fatally shot a local man police say was advancing on him and other officers with a large knife after leading them on a foot chase for several blocks and after a "less lethal" projectile failed to stop him, Cambridge Police say. Read more.
Cambridge City Councilor Burhan Azeem reports that in the face of campus uproar - as well as lobbying by him and Ari Ofsevit - MIT has decided it won't be locking the public off from as many of its buildings as it had announced a few months ago, and will lower the drawbridges on its libraries and will eventually remove the turnstiles that had blocked non-'Tute access to the fabled Infinite Corridor. Read more.
Live Boston reports that Boston, state and federal bomb squads swarmed local college campuses this morning to check for the sorts of devices that sent a Northeastern professor to the hospital last night after he opened a hardened case with a bomb inside. Read more.
MIT News reports an MIT-designed device, known as the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or MOXIE, has been generating oxygen on Mars since April, 2021, about two months after it landed there with the Perseverance rover.
Ben Brophy couldn't help but notice the prominent role the Mass. Ave. Bridge plays in the new "Wakanda Forever" trailer.
Nick Quaranto noticed a lost looking Bilbo, um, Martin Freeman, on the bridge: Read more.
Researchers intrigued by the way fireflies signal each other at night have built robotic analogs the weight of paperclips, MIT News reports.
The tiny artificial muscles that control the robots’ wings emit colored light during flight.
This electroluminescence could enable the robots to communicate with each other. If sent on a search-and-rescue mission into a collapsed building, for instance, a robot that finds survivors could use lights to signal others and call for help.
They did it, of course, for science: MIT News reports physics students who puzzled over why the cream in an Oreo tends to stick to just one wafer when you unscrew it not only developed a device to apply different amounts of force to the unscrewing process but realized they had a good experiment for hands-on rheology: "The study of how a non-Newtonian material flows when twisted, pressed, or otherwise stressed." Read more
Ian Cheeseman recounts the story of MIT's Banana Lounge, which has been providing free bananas to the MIT community since 2018.
Thus far, 284,000 bananas have been consumed for the 2021/22 academic year. They get bananas delivered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with ~48 crates each time.
MIT drops out of Russian deal to help replicate itself in Kendall Square-like complex outside Moscow
GBH reports MIT decided Russian blood money just wasn't worth it.
The US Attorney's office today dropped wire-fraud and other charges against an MIT professor who had been facing up to 20 years in prison in a case brought in the waning days of the Trump administration and its efforts to go after China. Read more.
Anti-Semitic Pakistani woman referenced by Texas synagogue hostage taker has degrees from MIT, Brandeis, once lived on Mission Hill
Update: The frat brothers have taken their giant snow penis down.
A concerned citizen recovers with the help of some smelling salts and files a 311 complaint about the giant male genitals the brothers of MIT's Theta Tau fraternity erected outside their frat house at 526 Beacon St., near Charlesgate, today. Read more.
Area colleges showing rise in Covid-19 cases, although still at levels below surrounding communities
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