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EurekaFest InvenTeams and Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Showcase

Join the Lemelson-MIT Program for EurekaFest 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to celebrate high school and collegiate inventors from across the country who will showcase their inventions to the public on Thursday, June 21 at the Kresge Auditorium from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Tapping Into the Stories Along Your Bus Route

David Wang and Scott Middleton think that buses are underrated. “The bus has a bad rap right now, of ‘Oh, it’s dirty, it’s not on time, it’s dangerous,’ or whatever, but at least in Boston, it’s a really fun experience,” Wang says. “When I was little kid [there was] that excitement of, ‘Hey, the bus […]


MIT Technology Review Presents: Business of Blockchain 2018

Join MIT Technology Review on the MIT campus this April for the Business of Blockchain 2018. For the second time, the publication is working with MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative to produce a one-day forum to examine the commercial potential of emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies with leading entrepreneurs, innovators, policy leaders and media.   The […]


Rooming With Artwork

At Harvard and MIT, students can take the universities’ art collections home Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Andy Warhol’s works line museum walls all over the world. But, thanks to MIT and Harvard’s art loan and rental programs, you can also find them hanging on the walls in less conventional places: students’ dorm rooms and […]


Startup Plays Matchmaker for Patients and Therapists

When Eva Breitenbach was in graduate school at MIT, a medical scare led her to seek a therapist’s help. She was vocal about the support she found in therapy, and before long people around campus started coming up to her and telling her about the trouble they’d had connecting with mental health therapists. “People were […]


MIT’s RiskMap Helps Floridians Track Irma Flooding

As Hurricane Irma stampeded through Florida over the weekend, residents of Broward County had a way to track local flooding thanks to a social media-powered map from MIT. RiskMap uses social media to connect with people who are on the ground in an area. Those people fill out flood reports to document the extent of […]


A Look Inside the Lab

Scientists haven’t exactly been quiet about their frustrations with the current presidential administration. There was that global “March for Science” on Earth Day this year, which brought researchers and concerned citizens out to demonstrate in more than 600 cities. And many at MIT have been particularly outspoken; 400 opposed Trump’s cabinet appointments in a November letter, […]


Start Me Up: Cambridge’s Tech Innovators On How They Did It (Part I)

Whether they make solar-powered benches or develop applications that help you organize your inbox, Cambridge’s emerging entrepreneurs seem to agree on one thing: The key word in “startup” is just plain “start.” But putting your idea into practice can get a little messy, especially here in the Silicon Valley of the East Coast. In 2015, […]



Cambridge’s Marathoners Tell Us Why They’re Running

Many Boston Marathon runners tackle an entirely different kind of endurance challenge as they train for the annual race: raising money—often to the tune of $10,000 or more—for charity. The Boston Marathon Official Charity Program debuted in 1989 and has grown ever since; last year, nonprofit runners raised more than $30 million. We caught up with some of […]


WORKOUT-SIDE THE BOX: Biking Through the Snow

This winter, the perfect antidote to cabin fever could just be mixing up your workout—whether that means putting on your dancing shoes, practicing your swordsmanship or braving frigid temps on your bike. *** Every weekday morning, Amy Chilton wakes up in her Somerville apartment, throws on a pair of jeans, stuffs her work clothes into a […]


Love, Factually

Valentine’s Day is arguably the most political holiday we celebrate all year. If you’re in a couple, you might be faced with the societal expectations of the day: the card, the gift, the dinner reservations. If you’re uncoupled, you’re all but forced to weigh in on the holiday, like a pundit trying to find new takes on Donald Trump’s […]