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How's Your German?

Sauerbraten (sour roast) mit Kartoffelkloben (with potato dumplings) "Fantastisch bequemlichkeitsess" are the German words for "comfort food," and Germany's...
Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

...where a person is buried.They are usually as low-tech as can be, but Avatech, a Utah-based company started by a trio of MIT graduates, has developed a probe that has a small device on top that resembles a GPS or smartphone. When a person pushes the...
Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

...convicted last month of all 30 federal charges against him, including use of a weapon of mass destruction and the killing of an MIT police officer during the Tsarnaev brothers' getaway attempt. Seventeen of those charges carried the possibility of the death...
What others say: College rating system needs more thought

...differences in institutional characteristics such as degree and program mix and selectivity."There's the rub. Harvard, MIT, Holy Cross, Hampshire, Salem State, Smith, the Boston Museum School, the Berklee College of Music and the Massachusetts...
Rich Lowry: Thank you, Jonathan Gruber

The epic search of the Greek philosopher Diogenes for an honest man is finally over. His name is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist once known as an intellectual architect of Obamacare, although his status is being rapidly downgraded by the law's...
Opinion were publicly released, Matanov deleted references from his computer to videos and photos of them, a photo of the MIT police officer who authorities say the Tsarnaevs killed days after the attack and files that contained violent content or calls...
Powered pedaling

...Biderman, who founded Cambridge, Mass.-based Superpedestrian Inc. that secured an exclusive license for the technology from MIT.The Copenhagen Wheel packs sufficient power to propel a rider as fast as 60 kph (37.28 mph), but developers have put speed...
Low-wage jobs unexpectedly a way of life for many

...these relatively generic services (jobs) that don't require expertise, just dexterity, attention and showing up," said MIT economist David Autor. "You want people to be in jobs that have good trajectories. I can imagine you only get so efficient...
MIT students urge Juneau girls to try scientific fields

Any science boys can do, girls can do better, or just as well.
'21' a good bet for moviegoers

...The basic premise is this: a group of MIT math whizzes, led by their entrepreneurial...goes over, or busts, then you win. The MIT geniuses figure that if they have an idea...certain liberties with an actual story, the MIT blackjack team spends its weekends on clandestine...


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