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Stupid..and Smart

Here’s a yin and yang post for your afternoon delectation.  I’m still trying to get some time to do a big honker post for y’all, but day job and a true 1st world problem — the start of a massive kitchen remodel on Monday — mean that I haven’t two thoughts to rub together. So, […]
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MIT Spectrum

D-Lab Spin-offs Tackle Poverty, Health Care Around the Globe

  At MIT’s D-Lab, students learn to design and distribute technologies that improve the lives of people around the world living in poverty. After graduation, many of these students continue to pursue the projects they began at D-Lab. D-Lab lab recently announced that three alumni were selected as 2014 Echoing Green fellows, a prestigious program [...]
MIT Spectrum
MIT Spectrum

Enchanted Objects Cast a Spell

In David Rose‘s apartment, the umbrella predicts rain, the pill bottle refills its own prescription, and the doorbell tells him who’s approaching. His family is living in the future he believes we can all share, surrounded by what he has dubbed “Enchanted Objects.” Rose, an instructor and researcher at the MIT Media Lab, recently welcomed the [...]
MIT Spectrum
MIT Spectrum

What’s Out There?

The Earth is on a collision course with another galaxy. But you don’t have to hurry to fasten your seat belt: our Milky Way is not expected to run into the Andromeda Galaxy for another 4 billion years. “Our solar system might be thrown from its path around the Milky Way…before being absorbed into the [...]
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Reason Number Gazillion I Thank The FSM For The 2008 Election Result

That would be that Lindsay Graham, the Republican senator who is totally not pandering for re-election.  The idea that this guy would have had any possibility of a role at the center of the national security and or foreign policy apparatus in a McCain administration should send jolts of terror through anyone who doesn’t think […]
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The Tech

Addresses, phone numbers to be taken down from online directory

By Alexandra DelmoreSTAFF REPORTER By the start of the fall semester, MIT students’ permanent home addresses, term phone numbers, and term addresses will no longer be displayed in the online MIT people directory.
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The Tech

Cause of death of Professor Seth Teller is released

By Kath XuNEWS EDITOR THURSDAY, JULY 10 Professor Seth Teller’s death last Tuesday has been ruled a suicide, according to Terrel Harris, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of death was listed as “blunt trauma to head and torso.”
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The Tech

Possible new gender options on MIT app

By Kath XuNEWS EDITOR In an effort to be more inclusive, the undergraduate admissions office is considering adding to the gender options on its freshman application. Currently, the only choices available are “female” and “male.”
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