NASA and SpaceX engineers are prepping for Monday's scheduled launch of the space agency's next-generation planet-hunter. (UPI Science News) More
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Posted on 23 April 2018 | 10:11 pm | Google News
Watch live: TESS, NASA's newest planet-hunter, readies for launch
"This special orbit is key in potentially finding thousands of new planets outside our solar system." While the Kepler spacecraft focused on small fields of view for long periods of time, TESS will take a wider, more comprehensive view. "TESS is ...
Kepler and K2 Missions | NASA
Posted on 16 April 2018 | 8:23 am | Google News
Featured video: Solving a Rubik's Cube in record time
“We watched the videos of the previous robots, and we noticed that the motors were not the fastest that could be used,” recalls Di Carlo. “We thought we could do better with improved motors and controls.” The pair met through the MIT Electronics ...
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 9:03 am | Google News
Study: On Twitter, false news travels faster than true stories
A new study by three MIT scholars has found that false news spreads more rapidly on the social network Twitter than real news does — and by a substantial margin. “We found that falsehood diffuses significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly ...
The spread of true and false news online
[1703.05267] Consumers and Curators: Browsing and Voting Patterns on Reddit - arXiv
Posted on 8 March 2018 | 2:00 pm | Google News
Custom carpentry with help from robots
After the robots finish with cutting, the user then assembles the new piece of furniture using step-by-step directions from the system. Democratizing custom furniture. When testing the system, the teams' simulations showed that they could build a chair ...
Posted on 28 February 2018 | 12:10 am | Google News
MIT alumnus to compete in Winter Olympics
AJ Edelman '14 will compete in the men's skeleton for Israel during the 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Watch the men's skeleton races live online at the NBC Olympic Channel. A club hockey player at MIT and former ...
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 11:39 am | Google News
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