This book will make you feel the protagonist’s pain

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 7 February 2014

This is what happens when MIT academics have too much time on their hands! These researchers have developed a wearable device that, ‘when attached to the body, changes the bearer’s physical characteristics’. Meaning, you can actually feel the excitement, desires and sympathies of the protagonist.

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Arrr, you can graduate from MIT as a jolly pirate

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 12 August 2013

What is this? You can earn an actual Pirate Certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) when you complete its archery, fencing, pistol and sailing courses — essential skills for any self-respecting buccaneer to be an expert at. Last year, six students were the first to obtain the pirate certificates officially, and one of them […]

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Diana Gilon creates a collaborative painting at MIT

Melissa Banigan Reader Find

By Melissa Banigan in New Events on Saturday 22 October 2011

Diana Gilon will be artist-in-residence at MIT from October 21-28 to create Through Our Eyes, a large collaborative painting/mural with students, faculty and members of the greater MIT community. The painting, the first of many that will be executed at schools along the East Coast to promote peace, will highlight themes of coexistence and interfaith collaboration and will represent the common goal of a peaceful future for all communities that struggle with conflict in such places as Israel, Palestine and beyond.

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Justin Lee and Oliver Yeh’s DIY Space Camera

Melissa Banigan Reader Find

By Melissa Banigan in New Eco on Tuesday 22 September 2009

A styrofoam beer cooler, a cheap camera, a little helium, and $150, goes a long way — a whopping eighteen miles into the stratosphere. Two MIT students have proven that DIY is a much more cost efficient way of taking pictures of the curvature of Earth than any of NASA’s costly programs.

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