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Learning Science Through Gaming
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Learning Science Through Gaming

An MIT-produced interactive game, "Vanished," now being played by thousands online, offers a novel experiment in alternative science education.

Constant Connection
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Constant Connection

For most of the 20th century, the paradigm of wireless communication was a radio station with a single high-power transmitter. As long as you were within 20 miles...

Secure, Synchronized, Social Tv
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Secure, Synchronized, Social Tv

Network coding is an innovative new approach to network design that promises much more efficient use of bandwidth, and MIT researchers have made seminal contributions...

Dueling Algorithms
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Dueling Algorithms

There's an old joke about two hikers on a trail, one wearing hiking boots and the other running shoes. "Why the running shoes?" the first hiker asks. "In case...

When the Playroom Is the Computer
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When the Playroom Is the Computer

A block-shaped robot that seems to roll onto a computer screen is part of an educational-media system that gets kids out of their chairs.

Social Studies
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Social Studies

In MIT's Human Dynamics Lab, Sandy Pentland uses cellphones and wearable sensors to research nonverbal signals, information flow, and the value of face-to-face...

Tv Outside the Box
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Tv Outside the Box

MIT researchers have developed Surround Vision, a system that works with Internet-connected handheld devices to enable TV viewers to see what is happening off screen...

Virus-Built Battery Could Power Cars, Electronic Devices
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Virus-Built Battery Could Power Cars, Electronic Devices

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers led by professor Angela Belcher have developed batteries by genetically engineering viruses to build the...
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