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
A young woman who was sexually assaulted as she slept in her Boston University dorm confronted her attacker Tuesday in a packed courtroom, telling the former MIT basketball player that he “changed a 20-year-old girl from a student to a victim to a survivor.” The woman, now 22, spoke directly to the assailant, Samson Donick, as he sat with his three lawyers in Suffolk Superior Court, moments after pleading guilty to indecent assault and battery, assault and battery, and breaking and entering in connection with the 2015 attack. Donick was sentenced to five years’ probation under terms of a plea agreement reached only after the victim informed prosecutors she didn’t want to go forward with a trial, which had been slated to begin Thursday. Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Former MIT student avoids jail time for sexually assaulting woman in college dorm
A former MIT college basketball player avoided jail time Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman as she slept in her dorm in 2015, after the victim told a packed courtroom that the attack left her with “uncontrollable shaking’’ and “sudden waves of nausea’’ as she awaited treatment at a city hospital. “On that day I became a victim. Today I stand here as a survivor,’’ said the woman, now 22, moments after her attacker, Samson Donick, pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to charges of indecent assault and battery, assault and battery, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Judge Janet L. Sanders said she was reluctantly accepting a joint recommendation from prosecutors and defense lawyers that Donick receive five years probation, calling the proposal “a lenient one.’’ Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news … [Read more...] about Former MIT student avoids jail time for sexually assaulting woman as she slept in her dorm
A Suffolk Superior Court judge said Monday from the bench that she was stunned by a proposal from prosecutors and defense lawyers to let a former MIT basketball player plead out to reduced charges and avoid prison time in a closely watched rape case. “This has really, truly been sprung on me,’’ said Judge Janet Sanders. “ … I’m just baffled.’’ She addressed both sides in the case against Samson Donick, 22, a California man who was enrolled at MIT when he allegedly entered a BU student’s dorm room in the early morning hours of Oct. 18, 2015, and sexually assaulted the woman while she slept. Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Judge stunned by proposed deal that would let former MIT student avoid prison time in rape case