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M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry

The M.I.T. Media Lab, an unconventional research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been under scrutiny since August, when its financial ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein became public. Now researchers who worked at the lab say that one of its high-profile scientific projects was promoted with misleading claims. At the …

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MIT Media Lab Funding Scandal Could Have Far-Reaching Impacts

As the MIT Media Lab continues a reckoning over its ties to Jeffrey Epstein, tech and innovation leaders at other campuses say the scandal will likely have ripple effects across higher education. The lab’s director, Joi Ito, resigned over the weekend, just hours after The New Yorker published a bombshell story about how Ito and …

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MIT researchers have designed amazing color-changing ink

Researchers at MIT have invented an ink that can “reprogrammed” using a light projector. The ink — named PhotoChromeleon — is made using photochromic dye, which changes color when exposed to UV light. The researchers mix three different colors of the dye (cyan, magenta, and yellow) with car laquer. Then they combine all three. The …

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Antonio Brown, Trump, Afghanistan, MIT: The weekend's biggest news

Antonio Brown, Trump, Afghanistan, MIT: The weekend’s biggest news

Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:31 p.m. ET Sept. 8, 2019 | Updated 5:29 p.m. ET Sept. 8, 2019 CLOSE Trump called off secret meeting with the Taliban  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that peace talks in Afghanistan are dead “for now” and defended President Donald Trump’s controversial, and now aborted, decision to hold a secret meeting …

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MIT Media Lab personal food computers don’t work and elements were faked, staff say

An ambitious project that purported to turn anyone into a farmer with a single tool is scraping by with smoke-and-mirror tactics, employees told Business Insider. The “personal food computer,” a device that MIT Media Lab senior researcher Caleb Harper presented as helping thousands of people across the globe grow custom, local food, simply doesn’t work, …

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Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting – TechCrunch

Joichi Ito, the embattled director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, has stepped down according to a statement by MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif. The news was first reported by The New York Times, which had received a copy of an email sent by Ito to university provost Martin A. Schmidt. “After giving the matter a great …

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