A dazzling Toast to Tech gathering in Killian Court, including live music, lights on the Great Dome, dancing, and fireworks, provided a climax for both Tech Reunions and the MIT2016 celebration that honored the centennial of the Institute’s 1916 campus move from Boston to Cambridge. Reunion attendance shattered previous records, with 4,444 MIT alumni and friends, hailing from 30 countries, returning to campus for more than 160 events held June 2–5.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
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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.
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Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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