MIT cyclists won first place in the Division II National Collegiate Cyclocross Championship in December. A cross between road cycling and mountain biking, cyclocross requires competitors to ride over grassy fields, paved roads, sandpits, and muddy terrain using specially modified road bikes. Steep hills and obstacles force riders to dismount and run with their bikes. Electrical-engineering and computer science grad student Natalia Gardiol, SM ‘03, did just that during the competition, which took place in Providence.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.