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Cambridge v. Cambridge Face-Off

As part of a series of cybersecurity initiatives made public during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit with President Barack Obama, the two nations announced that MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) will face off against the University of Cambridge this fall for a special student hackathon dubbed “Cambridge v. 36 more words

Security In The News

MIT Takes a Slice of my Life

The MIT Alumni Association publishes a Slice of Life every day. Back in October they made a podcast about my work in Haiti, (MIT Alumni Interview… 43 more words


Nobel Laureate Charles Townes Dies

In sad news, Charles Townes died on Tuesday. Townes is one of the people credited for helping invent the laser, without which many important pieces of technology could not exist. 38 more words


Identity theft: a new low in the stripy nanoparticles controversy

If you are familiar with the controversy and wonder why a PloS One comment thread disappeared today, skip directly to recent events.

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Stripy Revisited

January 2015 teaching in the field: MIT Malaysia field practicum on sustainable development

This is the second year that I’ve been invited on as a teaching assistant for the MIT Sustainable Development Practicum course. We bring 15 masters students who then group themselves according to interest and study some of the many topics within sustainable development. 1,361 more words

Coastal And Marine Ecosystems

Quantum Dots Combined with Antibodies: Studying Cells in their Native Environment

To understand cell function, we need to be able to study them in their native environment, in vivo. While there are many techniques for studying cells in vitro, or in the laboratory setting, in vivo studies are much more difficult. 653 more words


Mystery Hunt 2015: 20000 Puzzles I Didn't Have to Edit

I’m only a week late in reporting on the annual MIT Mystery Hunt.  Unlike last year, this year’s hunt was a fairly stress-free affair for me.  1,864 more words