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The New York Times,
April 26, 2013
"'In just 15 months, he built a life with us that was rich in friendship and shared adventure,' Dr. Reif said. 'And he touched people across our community with his deep kindness and openhearted willingness to help, his humor and enthusiasm, his playful charm.'"
April 17, 2013
"Its ancient appearance has earned it the title 'living fossil' - but it is so elusive, that it has been hard to study."
April 17, 2013
"Cooled to a temperature of just 40 millikelvins, the CDMS-II detectors sense heat given off when a particle collides with one of their crystals. The challenge is distinguishing a possible WIMP collision from the many collisions of other particles, such as neutrons."
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."