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Is This Flying Car Company For Real?

We’ve been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we’ve been sold this dream for years and years. 239 more words


From MIT: "A cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee"

MIT News

July 31, 2015
Jennifer Chu

Researchers design cheap prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion.

Yashraj Narang SM ’13 (right) conducted a comprehensive survey of above-knee amputees in India to understand their unique user-needs and the performance of their current prostheses. 895 more words

Applied Research & Technology

Friday Finds

Check out what I’ve been checkin’ out this week…

1. I usually stop at nothing to get the last drop of whatever remains get stuck in a bottle. 45 more words

MIT: New Research Demonstrates how Nanoparticles can Clean Up Environmental Pollutants: Water - Soil

Nanomaterials and UV light can “trap” chemicals for easy removal from soil and water.

Many human-made pollutants in the environment resist degradation through natural processes, and disrupt hormonal and other systems in mammals and other animals. 1,047 more words


#FlashbackFriday: The search for Earth-like Exoplanets

Today’s TedTalk is by Prof. Sara Seager from MIT. In this talk she boldly takes us on a journey of discovery to a new world. 65 more words

Smoked Octopus and Rum: life advice from Brother Guy

Today is the feast day of Ignatius of Loyola, and it is also the first birthday of Project SJ. By way of an anniversary extra, here’s a wonderful speech delivered by my friend (and Project SJ’s invaluable supporter) Guy Consolmagno SJ. 2,734 more words


Two-Factor Authentication With Duo

John Charles, Vice President of IS&T, announced earlier this month the upcoming requirement for using two-factor authentication to log into systems and services at MIT. Two-factor authentication secures our data by limiting the risk of a password compromise, which in turn could allow a cyber attacker to access services limited to MIT users. 272 more words

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