Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype soft robot, inspired by fish anatomy, that "deforms continuously" and gives the machines an infinite range of configurations, which is not achievable with machines that are hinged, according to a report by the institute's campus news staff. Read More
The Washington Post reports that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced that Amar Bose, the founder of audio technology company Bose Corp. has died at the age of 83. The company Bose founded has been known for its high end and popular radiosets, speakers and echo cancelling headphones. After receiving his doctorate from MIT in 1956, Bose was asked to join the MIT faculty, where he was a member until 2001. . Read More
Guest reporter Dan Scherlis reports on developments at the fifth MIT Business in Games conference, which was held in MIT’s Media Lab, on the eve of the PAX East gamer expo and crowd-control proving grounds. Read More 28 comments
Digital activist and Reddit Co-Founder, Aaron Swartz, committed suicide on Friday. Swartz, a strong proponent of Internet freedom, was the founder of DemandProgress.org and a co-creator of the RSS 1.0 standard. . Read More one comment
Well-known Internet entrepreneur and programmer Aaron Swartz was indicted today on charges accusing him of stealing millions of documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and academic document library JSTOR. Swartz most recently founded the civil liberties activist group Demand Progress, having previously been involved with launching Creative Commons and co-founding Reddit.com, Jottit, Open Library and watchdog.net. He also co-authored the RSS 1.0 specification and released as free software the web framework he developed for Reddit.
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