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Fullback Michael P. Byrne G eyes up the opposition for a tackle with the support of scrumhalf Jason Shepherd and winger Matthew R. Adendorff G in the 2011 NERFU Cup Tournament semifinal game against Springfield Rugby Football Club. MIT beat Springfield 29-10 and later went on to beat Saratoga Rugby Football Club and win the cup.
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The 75-year-old Professor Lewin takes 10 full swings on a pendulum to demonstrate that adding mass will not change its frequency.
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Lewin signed copies of his newly published book after his last lecture.
Illustration by Jennifer Hope
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Lewin lights the third of four cigarettes he needs to generate enough small particles to demonstrate Rayleigh scattering.
Situation for 8 a.m. Eastern Time, Friday, June 3, 2011
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This is not just any salad — it’s an orange glazed chicken salad.
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Danielle A. Hinton G, PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is hooded by Chancellor W. Eric L. Grimson PhD ’80 and interim department head Srini Devadas in Rockwell Cage midday Thursday.
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As part of Archiprix International, 304 graduation thesis projects by graduate students in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture from around the world are on display on the fourth floor of Building 7. In 1865, MIT became the first university to establish an architecture program in the U.S. and facilitated the development of the Modernist movement in this country.
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MIT is hoping to complete a number of new construction and renovation projects within the next 10 years, but many MIT 2030 projects reflected here are far from finalized.
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Lewin demonstrates Rayleigh scattering by showing that cigarette smoke scatters blue light.
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Lewin emotionally announces that this lecture is his last.
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Members of the police, fire department, and ATF wait on Amherst Alley as the Cambridge Police Bomb Unit disrupted a suspicious material on the 3rd floor of German House in New House midday on Tuesday. The material turned out “to be a collection of harmless materials” according to the News Office.
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130 Brookline St. concept art. MITIMCo plans on converting the building for laboratory use and is actively marketing it to tenants.
Pam Nelson, For the Love of Cooking
This Greek bruschcetta recipe is healthy, easy, and full of Mediterranean flavors.
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610 Main Street concept art. The laboratory/office building will replace a surface lot.
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Google Art Project brings users up-close and personal with famous works of art and inside 17 of the world’s most renowned museums. But are these now-digital masterpieces as the artists intended them to be seen?
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Try making this simple chocolate and strawberry cake. Even for novice bakers, it’s easy to put together.
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Wind Screen, installed by Associate Professor of Architecture J. Meejin Yoon in April for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival, is on display in the archway below the Green Building. Each subunit is a wind turbine that generates all the energy it needs to light up as it spins. As the wind blows harder, the turbines spin faster and light up more brightly.
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Inflatable stars soared above Killian Court during FAST Light on May 7. The sculptures were designed by Otto Piene, director emeritus of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies.
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An Army UH 60 Black Hawk helicopter visited Briggs Field for an inspection by MIT’s Army ROTC.
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Visitors play in the Gradated Field, one of the many FAST installations that appeared on campus in early May. Gradated Field was a collection of smooth, white plaster mounds formed by latex sheets.
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Undergraduate Association President Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11 holds up the iPad used to sign a recommitment to MIT’s charter at the MIT Next Century Convocation on April 10.
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Liquid Archive by Head of the Department of Architecture Nader Tehrani and Professor of Visual Arts Gediminas Urbonas was installed for the FAST Arts Festival. During FAST Light in early May, an hour-long program of environmental artwork was projected onto the inflatable screen.
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At noon on April 30 an organized “flash mob” convened in Lobby 7, singing and dancing to a selection of pop and dance music. The flash mob required advance sign-up and rehearsal attendance.
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Children learn the inner workings of a joystick-controlled robotic manipulator at a technology demonstration in the Stata Center during MIT’s Under The Dome Open House celebration. Approximately 20,000 attendees visited campus for the first open house in over 30 years.
Yuanyu Chen—The Tech
For MIT’s 150th anniversary, hackers installed 20–30 hacks all over campus. This sideways lounge hack was installed to commemorate the upside-down lounge hack installed during Campus Preview Weekend 2010.
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Visitors explore the Unflat Pavilion/Feather-Weight House, a freestanding pavilion constructed from laminated plywood that appeared on campus in early May. The structure was created by Nick Gelpi, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture, for FAST Light.
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Night of Numbers, a set of lighted numbers with special significance to MIT, was installed on buildings across campus by Praveen Subramani G and Anna A. Kotova ’10 for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival. It used LCD projectors to put MIT-related numbers, and phrases that explained their significance, in the Wiesner Building plaza and on Building 66.