Kick back at your home computer and enjoy a taste of the firehose–this time with no pesky problem sets. Two MIT Faculty Broadcasts, hosted by the MIT Alumni Association in November and March, are now online:
“It’s a Small World” focuses on nanotechnology research in civil, chemical, and electrical engineering.
“Virtual Communities” explores how virtual worlds are changing human communication.
Tune in: alum.mit.edu/lt/learning/broadcasts/.
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On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
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This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
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