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Secret ninja courtyard: Also known as the Atomic Courtyard, this space is bordered on all sides by Buildings 6, 6C, 4, and 2, and is only accessible through basement tunnels.



Supercomputers stand in one of the machine rooms at CSAIL on Wednesday. After two water chillers at the central cooling plant failed on Tuesday, CSAIL was forced to shut down inessential machines to avoid overheating. The water chillers were repaired within a few hours. Cooling failures occur at least two or three times per year, often in the summer months.



Hexagonal volcanic rocks form the Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.



(front to back) Brian Carvalho ’12, Brian D. McCarthy ’12, Alexander P. McCarthy ’14, the crew of the Osokkvandi Ond, paddle toward the finish line at the annual Head of the Zesiger cardboard boat regatta on Saturday. The boat they are paddling is the Oily, built by the opposing team; after the Osokkvandi Ond capsized and disintegrated, each team raced the Oily around the pool.



The new David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research is seen on Thursday. Construction on the building is nearly finished, and labs will begin moving in soon.



Philip D. Tynan ’11 tries to solve one of the problems in the final round of the 2011 Integration Bee. He won, calculating three of the final round integrals (many problems were not solved). Tynan received a copy of “100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics” by Heinrich Dörrie, and earned the title of Grand Integrator.



Workers at the Auburn, MA MassWeb facility oversee the printing of The Tech. See more of how The Tech is made on page 11.



Lunar Lander (1984) by Michael A. Teitel MS ’86 and the MIT Spatial Imaging Group is on display at the MIT Museum from sunset to 2 a.m. until April 1st, 2011.



Jean-Marc Sor Butterflies (No. 1) (2008) by Yves Gentet is one of six holograms on display in the front windows of the MIT Museum as part of the third annual Luminous Windows exhibition.



Aerial 3D Survey of MIT Campus (2010) by Zebra Imaging is one of six holograms on display in the MIT Museum as part of the Luminous Windows exhibition. The exhibition runs until April 1, 2011.


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