massachusetts institute of technology

MIT engineers test Leonardo da Vinci's bridge design

In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a design for what would have been the world's longest bridge at the time -- 280 meters (918.6 feet). Although the bridge itself was never built, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have tested the design to see if it would work.

Ex-MIT employee thought hiding gifts was protocol

MIT President L. Rafael Reif said Thursday that he apparently signed a thank-you letter to Jeffrey Epstein in 2012 for a donation to one of the university's professors, and that senior administration members knew about gifts from Epstein's foundations to MIT's Media Lab between 2013 and 2017.

Top MIT official resigns in wake of explosive report

Joi Ito, the director of the Media Lab at MIT, resigned Saturday and the university is calling for an independent investigation following explosive allegations that he and at least one other person at the lab made efforts to make sure Jeffrey Epstein's name was not associated with donations he made or helped solicit.

Epstein's MIT donations were a secret

Signe Swenson, a former development associate and alumni coordinator at the MIT media lab, told CNN on Saturday that she repeatedly expressed concern about MIT's ties to Jeffrey Epstein, but the lab's leadership made it clear that his donations were to be kept secret.

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans?

Intense heat waves have killed more than 100 people in India this summer and are predicted to worsen in coming years, creating a possible humanitarian crisis as large parts of the country potentially become too hot to be inhabitable.