While Harvard-Yale is a football event almost as old as the sport itself, a slightly younger tradition has attracted almost as much — if not the most — attention in recent decades. MIT, not to be outdone by its collegiate counterparts, has staged several notable pranks of the annual game over the years. According to an MIT alumnus, the first attempt at a prank of The Game came in 1948. However, as the Associated Press noted in a Nov., 1948 article, the plot failed. “Police said the students planted wires underground and then planned to set off a detonating fuse during the game,” according to the AP story. “The explosion would have initialed the field with 15-foot-square letters ‘MIT.'” Stadium workers discovered the wire in advance, and a plainclothes policeman apprehended the student who was tasked with setting off the prank (who also attempted to deny his involvement by declaring, “All MIT men carry batteries for … [Read more...] about 3 historic MIT hacks at the Harvard-Yale football game
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Andy Rosen Globe Staff September 21, 2018 No one crossing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Thursday could help noticing the bizarre tableau. A 16-by-16 foot, transparent glass cube, with a small workspace inside, had sprouted up on a patch of lawn. An ambulance was parked outside, with a few students crawling in and out.It was the school’s latest innovation showcase: Five MIT students have pledged to eat, sleep, and work in the cube all weekend, in full view of their classmates and anyone else wandering past, while competing in a global problem-solving contest. Their task: to design a better ambulance. Advertisement The project is part of a Swiss initiative called InCube, which aims to help students work out solutions to big social problems. Organizers at MIT, InCube’s first location outside Switzerland, said they hoped the … [Read more...] about Five budding entrepreneurs are living in a glass box at MIT this weekend
Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 5:12 am PDT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Researchers-MIT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The device used by Heisser and Patil. The device used by Heisser and Patil. Photo: Courtesy Researchers-MIT This spaghetti-breaking problem stumped physicist Richard Feynman. Two MIT students have now solved it. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A quick Google search of the current biggest mysteries in physics turns up a daunting list of questions: What exactly is dark matter? Why does time only move in one direction? What happens inside a black hole? But sometimes, as American physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman discovered decades ago, equally vexing conundrums can be found in everyday objects, say dry spaghetti noodles. One night, while preparing one of his … [Read more...] about This spaghetti-breaking problem stumped physicist Richard Feynman. Two MIT students have now solved it.
MANIPAL: Five students of Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, participated in the Geoscientific Studies of Exclusive Economic Zone in Bay of Bengal onboard National flagship ORV Sagar Kanya recently. The student all of them from final Msc Geology are: Shibashis Guru, Abhilash AL, Gokul Valsan, Yugandhar Nighojkar and Sahil Gholap. The students contributed in the mapping of the Bay bed off Puri using Multi Beam Echo Sounder along with scientists led by Twinkle Damodharan from the National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR) and others. These students received onboard training on various oceanographic, geophysical and geological instruments, their operations and the data acquisition and processing software. The students spent 31 days on-board the scientific vessel travelling from Chennai to the survey area and then across Sri Lanka, returning to Kochi. It was an adventurous voyage for the budding scientists, where they got to experience the real life … [Read more...] about MIT students sail on a scientific mission across Bay of Bengal
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Mark Shanahan Globe Staff June 18, 2018 An MIT investigation has cleared professor Junot Diaz to return to teach this fall, a significant development in a contentious #MeToo case that has drawn national attention and evoked strong emotional reactions online and within the literary community.The college launched its inquiry into Diaz’s behavior toward female students and staff in early May after a woman not affiliated with the school claimed on social media that the celebrated author had “forcibly’’ kissed her, and two others posted that he’d been verbally abusive to them.“To date, MIT has not found or received information that would lead us to take any action to restrict Professor Diaz in his role as an MIT faculty member, and we expect him to teach next academic year, as scheduled,” the university said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Junot Diaz cleared in MIT investigation