MIT

Richard Stallman

Computer Scientist Richard Stallman Resigns From MIT Over Epstein Comments

Stallman said the "most plausible scenario" is that one of the trafficking victims "presented herself to him as entirely willing."
Joseph Cox
9.17.19
Epstein

Famed Computer Scientist Richard Stallman Described Epstein Victims As 'Entirely Willing'

Stallman, a pioneer of the free software movement, argued about the definition of "sexual assault" on an MIT email listserv about the university's connections to Jeffrey Epstein.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.13.19
tech-science

This Is the Blackest Black Ever Created

MIT scientists have produced a material that is 10 times darker than anything else made by humans.
Becky Ferreira
9.13.19
tech-science

This Magnetic Robot Wants to Crawl Inside Your Brain

MIT scientists are working on a robot that could deliver lasers and drugs to problem areas of the brain.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.19
tech-science

Listen to Sick Tunes Created by Turning Proteins Into Music

MIT researchers converted the building blocks of life into beats and put it on Soundcloud.
Becky Ferreira
6.26.19
Motherboard

Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says

Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.18
AI

Researchers Created an 'AI Physicist' That Can Derive the Laws of Physics in Imaginary Universes

Teaching AI how to combine smaller models to understand complex situations has been a major stumbling block for machine learning research.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.1.18
entanglement

Ancient Starlight Just Helped Confirm the Reality of Quantum Entanglement

“The real estate left over for the skeptics of quantum mechanics has shrunk considerably."
Daniel Oberhaus
8.21.18
noodle physics

Finally, We Know How to Break Dry Spaghetti Noodles Perfectly In Half

A bend and a twist make dry noodles break in half, instead of shattering all over the kitchen.
Samantha Cole
8.15.18
Motherboard

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
X-Ray Vision

MIT Device Uses Wi-Fi to ‘See’ Through Walls and Track Your Movements

Researchers have been working on this technology since the 70s, and it’s getting more precise.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.13.18
Artificial Intelligence

We Asked MIT Researchers Why They Made a ‘Psychotic AI' That Only Sees Death

People have begun writing letters directly to the AI, pleading with it to seek a more positive outlook on life.
Jason Koebler
6.7.18
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