Jeremy Darot

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Think You Can Shred? Try Skateboarding a Pallet Down Tram Tracks

We don't actually recommend that. But one skater has developed something way cooler than any longboard.<p>In <i>Back to the Future,</i> Marty McFly showed ingenuity when he cracked apart a kid's 1955 wooden push-scooter to "invent" the skateboard. Now, Czech artist Tomáš Moravec is keeping McFly's low-tech, …

Wisconsin Is Getting Smothered by Millions of Gross, Horny Flies

Close your mouth while looking at these photos, or a bug might fly in.<p>When people monitor the weather radar, they often have to make judgment calls about whether to head inside. But anybody who saw what exploded on the Doppler Sunday evening over La Crosse, Wisconsin, better have skedaddled for …

A Little Fancy Math Could Make Mobile Networks Five Times Faster

LTE might be fast, but it sure ain't fast enough. Enter new research from MIT and Caltech, which suggests that a little fancy math could boost mobile …

Bike Polo Is a Lot More Violent Than You Might Imagine

Scientists at MIT and Harvard have constructed a light saber! Their skills are complete!

Indeed they are powerful, as the Emperor has foreseen!<p>Let me explain.<p>Several scientists at Harvard and MIT are basically Jedi now. Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and MIT Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic, working with colleagues at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms (which …

The Great Spaceship of Toronto

April 14, 2014 Weekly Email

<b>Quotes of Note</b><p>I�ve been looking at people, not beavers.<p>Sandy Pentland talking about the shift in his research focus; as a student he studied …

Artists Transform Beach Sand Into Trippy Optical Illusions

The slow death of purposeless walking

<b>A number of recent books have lauded the connection between walking - just for its own sake - and thinking. But are people losing their love of the purposeless walk?</b><p>Walking is a luxury in the West. Very few people, particularly in cities, are obliged to do much of it at all. Cars, bicycles, buses, …

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Yeast studies suggest alternative cancer approach

Yeast populations exposed to a sudden environmental shock can be driven to extinction, MIT researchers have shown. Could this principle also apply to …

Arts at MIT

In honor of this Thursday's MIT Awards Convocation, we will be showcasing our student art award winners over the next week. First up is senior Alison …

Lead out, tin in for cheap solar cell | University of Oxford

Perovskite solar cells, pioneered by the Oxford team, promise to be cheap and easy to mass produce and have already achieved a 17% efficiency at …

Spokes America is Biking Cross-Country for STEM Education

Not every part of the country is afforded the same educational opportunities as we are here in New England. Boston in particular sits happily at the …

In the battle for Newark, fears of becoming the next Detroit

NEWARK, N.J. — The latest challenge to the municipal authorities in New Jersey’s largest city came in March, in the form of an ominous letter from a state official.<p>“Newark is experiencing an extraordinary level of fiscal distress,” Local Government Services Director Tom Neff wrote to Newark Mayor …

Which Cities Sleep In, And Which Get To Work Early

I’m not a morning person, so I appreciate living in New York. The workday here starts later than in any other American city, and about half an hour …

Male health linked to testosterone in womb

Men’s susceptibility to serious health conditions may be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the womb, new research suggests.<p>A study has …

Innocent landscape or coded message? Artists under suspicion in the First World War

Last month the government announced an initiative to commemorate the First World War with a programme of cultural events called 14-18 NOW. Through …

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Shakespeare Insult Kit

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The art and science of letterlocking

Long before email, text, and instant message, important words were passed discreetly from closed palm to palm with a knowing glance and nod. These …

How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future

Stories set in the future are often judged, as time passes, on whether they come true or not. “Where are our flying cars?” became a plaintive cry of …

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Urban Tree Canopy

Nine Cities That Love Their Trees—and What They’re Doing About It<p>More and more American cities are working to preserve their trees. The impulse is mostly functional: Trees provide shade, purify the air, and decrease runoff. Jeremy Barrick, a leader in New York’s planting effort, calls them “amazing …

An Aerial View of China's Colossal Dust Storm

For Smaller Cities, the Airbnb Backlash Can Be Even Bigger

To Go Green, Ikea Plans to Sell a Vegetarian Swedish 'Meatball'

Ocean microbes display remarkable genetic diversity

The smallest, most abundant marine microbe, Prochlorococcus<i>,</i> is a photosynthetic bacteria species essential to the marine ecosystem. An estimated …

A Look Inside America's First Cat Cafe

MIT’s Vibrating Supershoes Tell You Where To Walk

Never check your smartphone on a jog again.<p>If you’re dubious whether the prefix “smart” can be slapped on any more product names, prepare to be flabbergasted: MIT Media Lab researcher Dhairya Dand has invented smart insoles that help guide you through the urban sprawl without once consulting a …