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MIT-Spun 'YouTube for MOOCs' is Solving a Major Problem Plaguing Online Education

Studies show massive open online courses have relatively few active users. One or two weeks in, and students start signing off. Critics continue to latch on to the unfavorable statistics when talking about the effectiveness of online learning,...
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The Inverse Square

Quick Heads Up For Some Spooky Action At A Distance Talk

Late, late, late I am in getting this out to you, but I’m doing another webcast/podcast for Virtually Speaking Science today. I’ll be talking to my MIT colleague, David Kaiser, who is a physicist and a historian of science in our Science Technology and Society program.  He’s also an excellent popular science writer, and we’ll […]
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MIT Spectrum

MIT wins 7 R&D 100 Awards

A sensor that can cut noxious emissions from trucks and a novel radar system are among seven MIT inventions that have won 2014 R&D 100 Awards. The international awards, given annually by R&D Magazine, recognize the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. The RF-DPF Diesel Particulate Filter Sensor [...]
MIT Spectrum
MIT Spectrum

Understanding Snow With a Proactive Tool for Avalanche Safety

Guest post by Zach Church, MIT Sloan School of Management. This story was originally published in the MIT Sloan newsroom on June 23, 2014. In 2010, Brint Markle’s friend was nearly killed in an avalanche in Switzerland. The pair were skiing different routes down the backside of Mont Fort. Markle, by luck, avoided the avalanche. [...]
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MIT Students Create an Affordable Standing Desk You Can Assemble in Seconds

Sitting is the new smoking, experts argue; stay sedentary for more than four hours a day and you might as well start digging your own grave, because you're nearly 50 percent closer to death. The statistics are scary — so scary that, even in...
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MIT Spectrum

MIT Stars in George Takei’s Boston Tech Tour

Even the lieutenant of the USS Enterprise can learn a thing or two at MIT. George Takei, the “Star Trek” helmsman-turned-social-media-star, recently traveled to Boston to explore the hub of technology for his web series, “Takei’s Take.” During his trip, as the delightfully earnest video shows, Takei stopped by MIT to meet students and check [...]
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How Is This Not Manslaughter?

How? Katherine Hoover, from New Port Richey, Fla., was visiting a friend in Brooksville, Fla. on Saturday along with her husband. Hoover was recently married and five months pregnant. William DeHayes was showing Hoover his gun collection. While he was showing her his .22 caliber revolver, it accidentally fired and shot Hoover in the head, […]
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MIT Lincoln Lab Spinout Creates a Direct-Diode Laser Strong Enough to Cut & Weld Metal

Diode lasers help power your everyday. The low-cost, compact laser is used to scan the merchandise you impulsively bought at Target, fire up your DVD player and guide people's attention during a powerpoint presentation. TeraDiode, a spinout...
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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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