Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mar 21, 2013 14:12 EDT
New rock dating techniques have helped narrow the timeframe of a chain of massive volcanic eruptions that wiped out half the world's species 200 million years ago, a study said Thursday.
Mar 18, 2013 16:41 EDT
The head of Turkish intelligence, Hakan Fidan, is the driving force behind the state's clandestine peace talks with a jailed Kurdish rebel chief that aim to end a bloody three-decade insurgency.
Mar 06, 2013 20:34 EST
A high-salt diet may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), according to three papers published in the journal Nature.
Mar 05, 2013 23:27 EST
The tropical waters of the South China Sea are among the most contested on Earth, but Chinese fishermen who sail in them shrug off the dangers of navigating between multiple competing claimants.
Mar 04, 2013 11:56 EST
US President Barack Obama on Monday added three new names to his second term cabinet, deciding on a budget chief, energy secretary and head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mar 01, 2013 16:17 EST
Peter Gabriel joined big thinkers and one of the Internet's founding fathers Friday in launching an "Interspecies Internet" for animals to communicate with us and each other.
Feb 18, 2013 12:57 EST
For decades, the strange substance called dark matter has teased physicists, challenging conventional notions of the cosmos.
Feb 05, 2013 22:07 EST
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.
Feb 05, 2013 19:56 EST
Twitter announced Tuesday that it has bought Bluefin Labs to ride the trend of viewers using smartphones or tablet computers to chat at social networks about shows they are watching.
Feb 02, 2013 16:10 EST
Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tapped on Saturday to form a new government for a third successive term, cuts a figure of admiration and loathing at home and abroad.
Jan 29, 2013 11:30 EST
Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer has submitted his resignation and will leave his post in June, two years before the end of his second five-year term, the central bank said on Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2013 23:40 EST
Hacker group Anonymous said it disabled the US Sentencing Commission's website in revenge for the death of Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz, and vowed to release government data.
Jan 25, 2013 15:53 EST
The inventor of the World Wide Web warned Friday that government control is limiting the possibilities of the Internet, as dozens of countries and businesses signed a cybersecurity deal at the Davos forum.
Jan 24, 2013 22:58 EST
Scientists have discovered two new genetic mutations that occur together in 71 percent of malignant melanoma tumors, an aggressive and deadly cancer of the skin, a study said.
Jan 22, 2013 17:21 EST
Israel's rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who narrowly won Tuesday's election ahead of a new centrist party, now has the complicated task of forming a new coalition government.
Jan 17, 2013 11:21 EST
A US prosecutor at the center of a controversy over the handling of a case involving an Internet activist who committed suicide has defended the government's actions as "appropriate."
Jan 16, 2013 10:13 EST
As funeral services were held for Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the debate intensified over what some called a "draconian" US computer crime law used by allegedly overzealous prosecutors.
Jan 13, 2013 22:38 EST
Angry activists poured scorn on prosecutors Sunday for leading an overzealous campaign against Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz, with his family suggesting it contributed to his suicide.
Jan 13, 2013 13:36 EST
Angry Internet activists mourned Sunday the loss of Aaron Swartz, a US programming prodigy who took his own life at just 26, weeks before he was due to go on trial for alleged computer fraud.
Dec 17, 2012 23:16 EST
Two NASA probes crashed into the moon on Monday after spending months gathering data by orbiting miles above the lunar surface, the US space agency said.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Motto||Mens et Manus|
|Motto in English||Mind and Hand|
|Established||1861 (opened 1865)|
|Endowment||US $8.0 billion|
|Provost||L. Rafael Reif|
|Location||Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Campus||Urban, 168 acres (68.0 ha)|
|Colors||Cardinal Red and Steel Gray[a]|
|Athletics||Division III (except for Rowing)|
33 varsity teams
|Affiliations||NEASC, AAU, COFHE, NASULGC|