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“We’ve been reading about this in our science fiction for years, and it’s finally starting to get there." @BloombergTV  profiles Media Lab PhD students Everett Lawson and Matt Carney, who worked with Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.

The MIT Media Lab finds itself under fire after accepting donations from Jeffrey Epstein. The lab’s director, Joi Ito, resigned and the university says it’s investigating the contributions. Here’s everything we know about the scandal.

Watching what’s unfolding with the MI Media Lab and Epstein contributions, it’s important to remember that this is happening *because they were found out* - how many other academic institutions have similar skeletons in their closet?

@karaswisher  What I do not understand is why they needed JE? It’s MIT and the Media Lab they could get money from anyone in tech and didn’t need him directing. That’s what so confusing to me.

6:00AM. Las Vegas Valley looking northwest from atop Black Mtn via the Nevada Seismo Lab camera. Showing some clouds, it’s Monsoon season. Thunderstorms & Flash Flooding can occur suddenly without warning. Stay aware of conditions & monitor the media for current updates.

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In case you missed it: #Boston 's @MIT  Media Lab spin-off startup @humanyze  has opened its new European headquarters in the Netherlands. #InvestinHolland  ??

A short article on why the lab-coat media stereotype can be a problem: Basic idea: lab coats may (rightly or wrongly) convey authority, but in most public situations it’s probably better to convey acceptance, belonging, diversity, relatability

In her 2019 Nieman Lab prediction, nails it: It’s easy to leave social media. But journalists shouldn’t

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We’ve come a long way in terms of how we depict scientists in the media but it’s still hard to shake the classic trope of a scientist being a man in a lab coat. These women are helping to change that. ^NG ?‍? #SuperstarsofSTEM 

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Neha Narula, the Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab, at #WIRED25 : How far along are we in blockchain technology? It’s like the internet in the 70s or 80s.

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