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Microscopic villain may be culprit in ancient mass extinction

Something killed off 90 percent of the Earth’s living species 250 million years ago. The prevailing theory has been that increased volcanic activity caused drastic changes in the Earth’s climate and the species could not adapt fast enough.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 5 comments

Op-Ed: World’s largest mass extinction happened much faster — MIT

Sydney - The Permian extinction, which almost annihilated life on Earth, was a comparatively sudden event. MIT scientists have now discovered that the extinction was caused by a massive increase of carbon, believed to have been caused by volcanic eruptions.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

A year later, DOJ unable to answer questions over Swartz’s death

Washington - A bipartisan group of lawmakers has called for an investigation into the death of hacktivist Aaron Swartz. The group criticized Attorney General Eric Holder about the Department of Justice’s handling of the prosecution of the activist.
In the Media by Justin King - 8 comments

Anonymous hits MIT website in honor of Aaron Swartz

The Anonymous collective staged at least one high-profile website attack on Friday. The day marked the one-year anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s suicide.
In the Media by Justin King

Op-Ed: Pics vs. memories? Does taking a pic interfere with memory?

Sydney - It’s a sort of folklore that digital media are “portable memories”. Some major questions are now arising whether visual media in particular are actually blocking memories, and reducing memory quality.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Op-Ed: Physically interactive computing - MIT’s inFORM rewrites CAD, 3D

Sydney - MIT’s new physically interactive inFORM is the at the “Hey, this thing rolls!” stage of wheel invention for practical 3D computing. It’s a 3D physical display of active computer processing- Solid form live computation imagery.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Robotic cubes built at MIT assemble themselves

Cambridge - As each year passes, the advanced technology we see in our favorite science fiction movies comes closer to becoming reality. MIT just added to that list.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 2 comments

Dyslexia can be 'seen' in brain scans

A new brain scan technique could help doctors diagnose dyslexia in pre-school children, according to a research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Boston Children’s Hospital.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 1 comment

MIT police officer killed, 'active shooter' near Stata Center

Cambridge - Reports are coming in from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of a shooter near Building 32, also called the Stata Center. An MIT police officer has been shot and killed. This breaking news story will be updated as more information is available.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Milli-motein, a real transformer robot! It reshapes itself

Sydney - OK, this one will give the science fiction writers a few things to think about. A real transformer robot has been developed by MIT and friends, and it’s far more flexible than even the cartoon Transformers.
In the Media by Paul Wallis
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