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2014-01-09 08:33:32

TradingScreen, MIT Club of New York, MIT Enterprise Forum NYC, and NYCPromise Launch $50,000 Contest to Promote Programmer Creativity, Diversity, and Literacy NEW YORK, Jan.

Ocean Ecosystem Affected By Powerful Internal Waves: Study
2014-01-09 06:08:08

New research of the ocean’s hidden waves was conducted in a lab and in the South China Sea. According to a January 8 report from MIT news, internal waves can be hundreds of feet tall and produce damaging effects to the climate and the ocean’s ecosystem.

Technique Accelerates Gene Discovery
2013-12-13 08:05:12

Genetic researchers have devised a new technique that lets them permanently and selectively delete genes from a cell's DNA.

Standard Testing_TS_121113
2013-12-11 14:49:25

A new study has shown a distinct disconnect between performances on standardized tests and students’ cognitive abilities.

2013-12-10 10:27:32

Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body.

Trickiest Tongue Twister Provides Insight Into Speech Planning
2013-12-05 19:17:06

Psychologists at MIT have devised a new tongue twister, which they proclaim to be the most difficult and frustrating ever.

Copenhagen Wheel Provides Wireless Pedal Assist Support For Bicycles
2013-12-04 06:49:45

MIT-spinoff Superpedestrian unveiled a commercial version of its Copenhagen Wheel on Tuesday, allowing consumers to turn any ordinary bicycle into a hybrid “e-bike.”


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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