Nerds

Going To MIT This Fall? You’re Getting $100 In Bitcoin!

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MIT freshmen will be getting $100 in cash when they arrive. The twist? It's in Bitcoin.

#gifs

MIT Is Building A ‘GIF Translator’ Called GIFGIF

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Ever wondered what a GIF really mean? That's what GIFGIF is here to tell you.

#Facebook

New Vest Will Give You A Hug Every Time Somebody Likes Your Status

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You know, in case you don't have a smart phone and don't mind looking like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

WATER FILTRATION

Graphene Just Made Water Desalination A Hundred Times Easier

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You may have noticed we're fans of <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tag/graphene/">graphene</a> around here, and now we have another reason to love graphene: it may revolutionize water desalination.

science

Science Finally Shuts Up Idiotic Email Forwards

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We've all got somebody in our lives who will forward you something, anything, no matter how stupid it is.

MIT

Harvard & MIT To Put Classes Online For Free

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Have you always wanted to go to Harvard or MIT but were too dumb or too poor -- or both -- to get in.

#PARKS AND RECREATION

No Way He Did This Without Tearing Every Muscle In His Body

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Yep, that's Frank Thomas shooting the puck at a Chicago Blackhawks game and not immediately collapsing in agony.

#video games

Tetris Now Available to Play on a Building Near You!

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Tetris is playable on pretty much everything -- consoles, computers, handhelds, phones, watches, calculators -- and now you can add MIT's iconic Green Building to its list of supported platforms.

WIRED

Introducing Tacocopter: The Meanest Prank The Internet Could Ever Play

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Over the past few days, the Internet has been going nuts over Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” Mad Men The Hunger Games iPad 3 defects porn a new fast food start-up in San Francisco that would combine technological progress and the most important food of the past 1,000 years – tacos.

Tech

Camera That Records One Trillion Frames Per Second Captures Light In Motion

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Ramesh Raskar, Andreas Velten, and Moungi Bawendi at MIT have built a new imaging system that can capture videos at one trillion frames per second, meaning it can produce a slow-motion video of light in motion.

stupid robot tricks

MIT Builds a Cookiebot?

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I live near MIT, I used to work near MIT's campus, and aside from the museum of hideous architecture that is Vassar Street, it looks like a normal college campus.

science

Bee Venom The New Weapon Against Terrorism?

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No, DARPA has not trained swarms of bees to attack on command.

#APPLE

Apple Made More Money Than Microsoft?

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For the first time in 20 years, Microsoft reported a smaller profit than Apple last quarter.

THE ECONOMY

Robots Took Our Jobs

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Offering free robot sex is MY job, you bastard.

PRANKS

Time Lord Visits MIT, Discovers There’s No Parking in Massachusetts

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Respected Time Lord and adventurer The Doctor paid a visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology yesterday to lecture about the effect of temporal distortion on the quantum level, and also to kill off that Cybermen infestation that had been plaguing the Cambridge area.

SEASWARM

Oily Robot Army To The Rescue

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MIT's <a href="http://senseable.mit.edu/">Sensable City Lab</a> has built a new solar-powered, autonomous floating robot called a Seaswarm.

STEM CELLS

Scientists Can Now Make Loads And Loads Of Stem Cells

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We've been hearing for years about how stem cells could do everything from cure Parkinson's Disease to spinal cord injuries, but it's just so hard to grow the dang things for research.


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