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Nobel laureate and MIT BCS/Biology Professor Susumu Tonegawa discusses his friendship with renowned architect and fellow MIT Professor Charles Correa (1931-2015), lead designer of MIT's Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, building 46, ...
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MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, now a world leader in neuroscience and cognitive science, evolved from the Department of Psychology founded by Prof. Hans-Lukas Teuber in the early 1960s and based on the revolutionary id...
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A letter from Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, to Cardinal Ignazio Boncompagni Ludovisi, 1782. The "Removable Paper Lock" format, a ceremonial-type correspondence, was used by French Kings (Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI) and Que...
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Letterlocking: Document in a Textile Bag, Italy. 1578. Was this once a locked document? Did the textile bag serve as an envelope and was once sewn shut? The original is found in the Vatican Secret Archives, Fondo Veneto, Sezione II, Con...
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Letterlocking: Blank margin lock. Model of the highest level of built-in security found in letterlocking since the paper lock remains attached to the actual letter it is securing shut. Sir Robert Harley, Misc 28, Letter 2 of Hry Howard ...
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Benjamin Magolan discusses his research which focuses on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Magolan has been devising and testing algorithms to help model the flow of coolant water inside the core of a nuclear reactor.
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Prof. Emeritus Stephen Chorover (1933-2015) discusses nature vs. nurture in psychology and neuroscience. This interview was shot for the documentary "From Mind to Brain: The Story of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT". Chorover was a...
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This letterlocking format was used exclusively by Russian Soldiers during World War II. Sealing the letter shut was forbidden. The format could be easily identified, opened by censors and reviewed, refolded and send forward to the intend...
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Elizabeth Stuart used ciphers, special codes that need a key to unlock them, to hide information from prying eyes. So far seven of her keys, typically alphabets of 24 letters – in seventeenth-century script i/j and u/v were interchangeab...
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Most of Elizabeth Stuart’s letters are holograph, or in her own hand. Secretarial letters were the most likely to be intercepted and opened in the expectation of politically useful content within. From the moment of her husband's death i...
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