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Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Friday, March 11, 2011
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Course 6 — Stata Center — Guttag Lab. The Guttag lab uses computer science to solve medical problems and design medical technology. Guttag’s work includes the development of both software-based medical instrumentation and decision and wireless networking systems.
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Course 3 — Building 8 — Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory. Students use the teaching laboratories to study biomaterials, chemical synthesis, and physical and electronic properties in 3.014 and 3.042.
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Course 20 — Building 16 — Niles Lab. The Niles lab uses biochemical methods to engineer tools for studying infectious diseases and model organisms. Niles’s current work focuses on malaria parasite biology and controlling RNA function.
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Course 5 — Building 18 — Lippard Lab. Research at the Lippard lab focuses on bioinorganic chemistry. In particular, Lippard studies platinum anticancer drugs, metalloenzyme models, bacterial multicomponent monooxygenases, and metalloneurochemistry.
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Course 7 — Whitehead Institute — Weinberg Lab. The Weinberg lab investigates cancer stem cells and mechanisms of metastasis. Ras, the first human oncogene, was discovered by the Weinberg lab in 1979.
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Course 2 ­— Building 3 — Pappalardo Lab. The Pappalardo Lab is the Course 2 undergraduate teaching laboratory and is home to MIT’s primary machine shop. Many mechanical engineering classes, including 2.004 (Dynamics and Control II), 2.14 (Analysis and Design of Feedback Control Systems), and 2.671 (Measurement and Instrumentation) are held here.
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Course 4 — Building 7 — Architecture Studio. Students take classes, work on projects, and sometimes sleep in the architecture studio.
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Course 8 — Building 4 — Physics Junior Lab. In Junior Lab, students reproduce defining experiments from modern physics. J-Lab students verify the value of the elementary charge, determine the structure of the Milky Way, and replicate Rutherford’s gold foil experiment, among other projects.
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Course 16 — Building 37 — Man Vehicle Lab. The MVL studies the cognitive and physiological limitations imposed by spaceflight. Dava J. Newman’s PhD ’92’s BioSuit spacesuit concept would give astronauts an unprecedented amount of mobility, yet still maintain the same level of pressure as conventional spacesuits.
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Hackers illuminated both domes with purple lights and placed a purple ribbon above the entrance to 77 Mass. Ave on Wednesday. The lights honor Paint the Campus Purple week and the Relay for Life to fight cancer. Relay for Life will take place in Johnson from 6 p.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday.
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Course 10 — Building 66 — Gleason Lab. The Gleason Lab uses chemical vapor deposition of thin-film polymers to create sensors. The lab has been creating a solar cell from these polymers, which can be deposited on virtually any surface.