Local Flow Artists Spin Fire, Juggling Pins, and More Hanging out with flow artists for an evening, you’ll find yourself asking a lot of questions. What, exactly, is poi? (Short ropes with balls on the end.) Is spinning fire scary? (Yes.) Is it dangerous? (Not as dangerous as you might think.) How many hours do […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
In designing the blobby bots and furry fibers that tackle today’s health and environmental issues, researchers at Harvard and MIT are finding inspiration in unexpected places—like octopuses and otters.
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 […]
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 […]