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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu, acclaimed American actress, producer, director, and philanthropist, has been named the 2016 Harvard University Artist of the Year. The popular actress will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s prestigious arts medal at the annual...
Boston Globe

Many people have a visceral reaction to political attack ads on TV: Not much will prompt a faster change of the channel. But they are difficult to escape during election season and it is doubtful...
PIU

Problematic Internet Use is now considered to be a behavioral addiction with characteristics that are similar to substance use disorders. Individuals with PIU may have difficulty reducing their Internet use, may be preoccupied with the...
al-Qaida

Terrorists are in it as much for the loot as for the ideology. The Islamic State, or ISIS, could hardly exist, whatever its Islamist fervor, without hard cash from sales of pilfered petroleum, taxes on...
MIT News

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) has selected MIT professor Nancy Leveson as the recipient of its 2016 Vladimir Syromyatnikov – Safety-by-Design Award. The award honors “distinguished individuals who have...
Einstein Relativity

Almost 100 years ago today, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time that are set off by extremely violent, cosmic cataclysms in the early universe. With...
Sneeze Fluid

Here’s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then...
Exercise

Research has proven that sitting for too long can have adverse effects on your mental and physical health. The average American spends well over 9 hours per day sitting, and many people sit longer....
Ted Cruz speech

“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called it a “New...
Smart Watch

Still a new and unsure product, the long-term fate of Apple Watch remains unknown. It could fade into obscurity by next year, or it could become as commonplace as the lauded iPhone. Regardless of...
Newspapers

The best thing about a day in my life on the lookout for gravitational waves is that I never know when it will begin. Like many of my colleagues working for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave...
fiber optics

Last summer, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed new rules on carriers that intend to turn off copper networks and replace them with fiber but said that carriers should feel free to make the switch...