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April 16, 2013
"Sketchpad was so clever that it’s still cool today; it must have been unimaginably so almost fifty years ago."
April 12, 2013
"Scientists once thought glia, which are at least as prevalent as neurons in the brain, were passive support cells; the word 'glia' comes from the Greek word for 'glue.' Research in the past decade has revealed that these cells, as well as neurons, are active players in cognition."
The Wall Street Journal,
April 11, 2013
"'The old educational financing model frankly is no longer sustainable...This is an evidence-based approach to a new form of learning.'"
April 10, 2013
"Cambridge, eager to preserve Kendall Square as a hothouse of innovation, is poised to become the first community in the country to require commercial developers to set aside lower-cost offices for start-up companies and budding entrepreneurs."
April 9, 2013
"Researchers at MIT have built an ionic thruster—a device that can lift something into the air by charging the air molecules around it. Amazing, right? Though not in the way you might think."
April 8, 2013
“'The selection of TESS has just accelerated our chances of finding life on another planet within the next decade,' said planetary scientist Sara Seager"
April 5, 2013
"...in theory, graphene desalination plants should be simple to build and maintain, and would work in the poorest village. It may not be diamond. But graphene could yet turn out to be the world’s best friend."
Los Angeles Times,
April 3, 2013
"Let that long-held breath out, folks. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has picked up a lot of mysterious antimatter in low Earth orbit – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a sign of dark matter."
Inside Higher Education,
April 3, 2013
"The head of edX, the MIT professor Anant Agarwal, said the resulting open source software will allow a 'planet-scale democratization of education' – a bold claim amid an ed tech boom full of bold claims."
April 1, 2013
"'This disease [cancer] is much more complex than we have been treating it,' says MIT’s Phillip Sharp. 'And the complexity is stunning.'"