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March 17, 2010
"Everyone communicates digitally, which gives us the illusion of being in control. But in reality the high priests of information are still in charge." — Media Lab Director Frank Moss on the future of research at the Lab.
March 16, 2010
"A group of MIT researchers think they've unraveled the mystery of what makes [silk] so sturdy, and they hope to emulate — and even exceed — them in a synthetic form." — Story on research by MIT Professor Markus Buehler
The Wall Street Journal,
March 12, 2010
"Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with the PGA Tour, have come up with a way to solve one of golf's biggest conundrums: how to determine who are the truly great putters in the game." — Story on MIT Sloan School of Management research
March 9, 2010
"Now is the time for the Afghans to pursue a political settlement with as much vigor and energy as we are pursuing the military and civilian effort." — British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, in his speech at MIT
March 4, 2010
"Fifty years from now I want people to be running to work." — Hugh Herr, director of MIT's biomechatronics group, on his goal of augmenting people’s limbs with what he calls a “mobility platform.”
March 8, 2010
"MIT’s Media Lab is ready for its next 25 years - with a just-opened $90 million addition whose design and technology are geared to foster even more of the cross-pollinating breakthroughs that have been the hallmark of its success." — Story on the grand opening of the new Media Lab complex
The Boston Globe,
March 3, 2010
"A graduate student who developed a method for sequencing the genome in 3-D, invented a shoe insole to help detect balance problems in the elderly, and studied the evolution of language was awarded the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize." — Story on the winner of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize, Erez Lieberman-Aiden.
February 26, 2010
"Really, it's not fair. Even when MIT scientists make a mistake, they end up inventing amazing machines." — Article on MIT research that led to the ability to stamp gold MEMS into a sheet of plastic.
Mass High Tech,
February 24, 2010
"MIT and two other schools, along with several minority-focused institutions, plan to establish a research center, based at MIT, that will help engineers create sophisticated, multi-cell systems or machines." — Story on the founding of EBICS, Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems Center.
The New York Times,
February 16, 2010
"The story of iGEM and, to some degree, the vision of synthetic biology that it champions, begins not with biologists but with engineers." — "Do-It-Yourself Genetic Engineering," which references MIT's iGEM: International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition.