In 1999, President Charles Vest asked a faculty committee how best to use the internet to further MIT’s mission. Its revolutionary recommendation: put all of MIT’s course materials online for free. In 2002, MIT OpenCourseWare did just that for 50 MIT classes; today it posts materials for 2,450. And since MIT and Harvard teamed up in 2012 to launch edX, a free open-source platform for online learning, MIT has been offering a growing number of classes online.Now MIT’s expansive Open Learning initiatives serve both MIT students and learners around the world.
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.
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.
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