Harvard Square, a large triangular area located in the heart of Cambridge and adjacent to Harvard University and near MIT University — two of the world's top-ranked institutions of higher learning.
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September 10, 2013 MIT, Harvard and the U.K.'s University of Cambridge dominated the top of the QS World University Rankings for a third straight year.
An MIT analysis of Larry Abramson's Gmail account illustrates his online relationships.
August 22, 2013 The NSA says it's only examining traffic information, not the content of Americans' phone calls. How much can that information tell you? Quite a lot, and in some ways it's more useful than actual content. NPR's Larry Abramson learns what analysts can discover about his life and contacts just by looking at his Gmail account.
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Internet activist Aaron Swartz at a rally in January 2012.
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July 30, 2013 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released the long-awaited independent review of its involvement leading up to programming genius Aaron Swartz's suicide. It says the university did no wrong but could have done better.
People stood in line to vote on Election Day 2012 at the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center in Apex, N.C.
April 9, 2013 On Election Day 2012, black voters waited on average nearly twice as long to vote as did whites. The wait time for Hispanics fell in between. While race may have played a role, a researcher suggests geography did, too.
Aaron Swartz co-authored RSS and founded the company that later became the social media website Reddit.
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January 12, 2013 He was 14 when he co-authored RSS and later helped found the company that would became the social media website Reddit. Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, authorities say. He was 26.
December 13, 2011 A camera that captures images at the rate of one trillion exposures per second is a device with amazing potential, according to researchers at MIT.
The St. Mark's School record folders.
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December 5, 2011 Using 54,000 feet of toilet paper and the 825-foot long "Infinite Corridor" at MIT as a workspace, students from a small boarding school say they broke an unofficial record for folding paper on Sunday. They created the equivalent of 13 folds.
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February 23, 2010 A new MIT project looks at where trash goes once it's, well, trash.
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