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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.
February 15, 2010
"If workers put in the time upfront, and pound the pavement, if they’re able to land a direct-hire job, it tends to be more stable and to lead to other more stable employment over a longer term." — MIT economist David Autor on his research regarding temporary work.
U.S. News and World Report,
February 9, 2010
"OCW provides a unique outlet for him to share his passion for mathematics and his teaching skills with an appreciative worldwide audience." — Cecilia d'Oliveira, the executive director of MIT's OpenCourseWare (OCW), on Professor Gilbert Strang's video lecture for course 18.06, Linear Algebra, which has been downloaded more than 1.8 million times since 2003.
The Chronicle of Higher Education,
February 8, 2010
"[I hope] to return to the classroom in some capacity, perhaps at MIT or Harvard, if they'll have me." — Tufts University President Lawrence Bacow, on his decision to step down in 2011 and his possible future.
February 4, 2010
"This is a very important breakthrough, one I would say that has the highest possible significance in the field." — UC Berkeley Professor Eli Yablonovitch on germanium laser chip research from MIT Professor Lionel Kimerling's lab.