Wearable System Helps Visually Impaired Users Navigate

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that uses a 3-D camera, a belt with separately controllable vibrational motors distributed around it, and an electronically reconfigurable Braille interface to give visually impaired users more information about their environments.

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Celebrating Scratch

What is Scratch, and why is it important? Ten years after Scratch was first released, hear from users of all ages as well as Mitchel Resnick, Natalie Rusk, and other members of the Scratch team at the MIT Media Lab.

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MIT Edgerton Center 25th Anniversary

Hear from MIT alumni and current MIT students who, in one way or another, have been directly influenced by the ethos of the Edgerton Center—whether as a student of Harold "Doc" Edgerton himself, through taking a course in high-speed imaging, or as a member of one of the dozen student engineering teams.

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Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center @ MIT

The PKG Center helps MIT achieve its mission of working wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind. Through our programs, we provide encouragement, advice, logistical support, and funding to help students engage in meaningful and effective public service work in the local community, throughout the United States, and around the world.

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What is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week?

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week takes place March 6-10, 2017. RAK Week is a time dedicated to connecting members of the MIT community through small acts of kindness. The goal is to not only encourage people to connect with each other, but also to connect with support resources on campus.

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Tackling Science and Technology Together

Addressing the 21st century’s great challenges requires the world’s best minds to come together and collaborate on solutions. That is why, reflecting the borderless nature of science and technology, MIT President L. Rafael Reif charges each graduating class with a mission to spread far and wide the lessons they’ve learned while in Cambridge. “Hack the world,” he says, “until you make the world a little more like MIT.”

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MIT Community Responds to Executive Order on Immigration

On Sunday, January 29, MIT students, faculty, and staff gathered to support members of the Institute community who are directly affected by President Trump’s Executive Order barring citizens of seven countries from entering the United States. Once organized, the group marched to join the larger protest in Copley Square, Boston. 

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