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The brain in the supermarket

Study: Simple “index strategy” helps consumers make choices.
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National Math Prize Winner Fell in Love with the Subject at MIT—During High School

Sheela Devadas was 15 when she was first exposed to representation theory and other subfields of mathematics as a participant in PRIMES, MIT’s Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering and Science for high school students. Fast forward to Devadas’s final semester as an MIT senior. Just months away from graduating with a degree in math, […]
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KSA meeting puts focus on transforming Kendall Square

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker emphasizes improved public transportation, increased collaboration.
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MIT News Office

Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power

New study identifies the promise and challenges facing large-scale deployment of solar photovoltaics.
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This MIT Prof. and Entrepreneur Just Won the 'Nobel Prize of Computing'

To those both inside and out of the tech community, Michael Stonebraker is largely regarded as a progenitor of big data. A serial entrepreneur, adjunct MIT computer science/engineering professor and principal investigator at CSAIL, Stonebraker...
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MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Resources

MIT has a long record as an innovation-centric community, armed with the tools, spaces, culture, and values that promote problem solving—and that enable the formal and informal social connections so critical to innovation, from our classrooms to our residence halls. See an illustration in the Spring 2015 isssue of Spectrum: “Innovation Resources Abound at MIT” […]
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MIT Spectrum

Made in Kendall Square: 1800s versus today

The area surrounding MIT’s Cambridge campus has always been home to industry and manufacturing. But although the companies in today’s Kendall Square innovation cluster share the same spirit of commerce as their 19th-century predecessors, their products and services have changed with the times—less cutting of wood and metal, and more cutting-edge innovation in health care, […]
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The Inverse Square

Today’s Republicans: Traitors Or Psychopaths?

On the treason side, I give you Steven King, who is, of course, of interest to any GOP presidential aspirant as a major figure (FSM save the Republic!) in first-in-the-nation-caucus-state Iowa: “…here is what [one] thing that I don’t understand, I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along […]
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The Tech

1,467 students admitted to Class of 2019

By Jennifer SwitzerSTAFF REPORTER MIT offered admission to 1,467 students out of the 18,306 who applied to be members of the class of 2019, making this year’s admission rate 8.0 percent. This is an increase from last year’s 7.7 percent and marks the first time the rate has gone up since 2003’s admissions cycle, when 16.4 percent of applicants were admitted.
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The Tech

Activist Temple Grandin discusses attitudes toward autism at event

By Sanjana SrivastavaSTAFF REPORTER MIT and institutions like it should reject the stigma surrounding autism and recognize it as a difference rather than a detriment, autism activist Temple Grandin told an audience on campus Monday.
The Tech
The Tech

Lupe Fiasco will headline this year’s SpringFest concert

By Bruno B. F. Faviero This year’s SpringFest headliner will be hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco, accompanied by opener Bad Rabbits, a Boston-based funk rock and R&B band.
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The Inverse Square

Smart Linebacker Wants To Stay Smart

Via ESPN: BERKELEY, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, one of the NFL’s top rookies this past season, told “Outside the Lines” on Monday that he is retiring because of concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma. Borland, 24, said he notified the 49ers on Friday. He said he made his […]
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