Graphene is one of those material science breakthroughs that's so frequently described as a harbinger of technological revolution, it almost feels hackneyed. Almost, until an update like this rolls around: Scientists at Cambridge today demonstrated the first graphene-based flexible display.
Last-minute good news! io9 editors Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders are hosting a cocktail hour meetup tomorrow in Cambridge, Mass., before Annalee's reading at Harvard Book Store. Details below!
You're looking at a photograph of the frozen Charles River, taken this morning at 9:35 local time from the Mass Ave bridge connecting Cambridge to Boston. Call us crazy, but we couldn't help but notice the profile of a certain Master of Suspense taking shape in the cracks between the river's ice floes.
Imagine if you could track the movement of every single cell in a developing embryo, discovering what each undifferentiated cell turned into. It could allow you to reverse-engineer the construction of an organism. University of Cambridge zoology researcher Matt Benton is tracking the movements in beetle embryos…
MIT scientists have developed new battery technology that lets you fill a battery with goo instead of throwing it away or recharging it when it's drained.
Kendall Station, the MIT stop here in Massachusetts, was once home to this musical, interactive art piece called the "Kendall Band." Now, thanks to students at MIT, the music rings again as part of the university's 150th anniversary.
These super useful bicycle repair stations have been popping up over Cambridge to encourage biking and make it easier for cyclists to fix their stuff. From the looks of it, there's all the basic tools you need to fix your bike and an air pump to pump flat tires.
You know what's not terrifying enough? GPS systems. Thank goodness for Charles.
Researchers at a Cambridge lab have found that our bodies can fight viruses not only outside cells but inside them, too, a discovery that will rewrite textbooks and one that could save millions of lives and vanquish the common cold.
If this Crowbot, which can attract and repel crows by playing different recordings, isn't quite weird enough for you, wait until you hear about Crowbot Jenny, the elusive superhero babe who uses it to command her crow army.