Scientist’s game helps map the brain 
MIT professor Sebastian Seung and his team launched EyeWire, an online game that invites volunteer “scientists” to build 3-D maps of the cell networks that are crucial for vision.
(JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF)

Scientist’s game helps map the brain

MIT professor Sebastian Seung and his team launched EyeWire, an online game that invites volunteer “scientists” to build 3-D maps of the cell networks that are crucial for vision.

(JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF)

Holograms, 3-D said to be on verge of new era
Amid the resurgence of 3-D in movies and the continued evolution of computers, holography is poised to enter its second act, supporters say.
(JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF)

Holograms, 3-D said to be on verge of new era

Amid the resurgence of 3-D in movies and the continued evolution of computers, holography is poised to enter its second act, supporters say.

(JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF)

For Boston-area scientists, fish expert’s a real catch 
Ellis London, the owner of a Framingham fish and aquarium store, has been the go-to local expert on marine organisms for more than 40 years.
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For Boston-area scientists, fish expert’s a real catch

Ellis London, the owner of a Framingham fish and aquarium store, has been the go-to local expert on marine organisms for more than 40 years.

(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

A high-tech step forward for prosthetics 
David Moinina Sengeh, a PhD student at MIT, is working to create a systematic process that produces comfortable, custom-fit prosthetics every time.
(OBJET LTD)

A high-tech step forward for prosthetics

David Moinina Sengeh, a PhD student at MIT, is working to create a systematic process that produces comfortable, custom-fit prosthetics every time.

(OBJET LTD)

Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives 
- The initiatives could help make the state a global center for the emerging field of "big data" - the ability to quickly dissect and understand floods of digital information.
(NOAH BERGER/BLOOMBERG)

Mass. and MIT launching big data initiatives

- The initiatives could help make the state a global center for the emerging field of "big data" - the ability to quickly dissect and understand floods of digital information.

(NOAH BERGER/BLOOMBERG)

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Study suggests online courses as good as classroom 
- The only difference between the two groups in the study was that the online students appeared to learn faster.

Study suggests online courses as good as classroom

- The only difference between the two groups in the study was that the online students appeared to learn faster.

ROFLCon brings a convention of Internet hit-makers to MIT 
- The idea behind ROFLCon is an ambitious one: to bring a swath of the Internet’s pop culture players and viral celebrities together under one roof.
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ROFLCon brings a convention of Internet hit-makers to MIT

- The idea behind ROFLCon is an ambitious one: to bring a swath of the Internet’s pop culture players and viral celebrities together under one roof.

(LANEY GRINER)

Harvard, MIT in $60m online partnership 
- The universities will offer free online courses under the superbrand “edX,” making them major players in the burgeoning online education sector.

Harvard, MIT in $60m online partnership

- The universities will offer free online courses under the superbrand “edX,” making them major players in the burgeoning online education sector.