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MIT researchers develop 3D camera device to guide the visually impaired

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
MIT scientists have developed a wearable device, consisting of a 3D camera, that could be a virtual 'guide dog' for visually impaired people navigating in real environments.
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This is the best college in America to attend if you want to make a high salary

Business Insider - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
One school in particular is setting their students up for high salaries: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Winning Hyperloop design revealed by MIT engineers

BBC News - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Designs for passenger pods that could travel through airless tubes have been revealed by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Hyperloop is a conceptual transport system in which passenger pods could be fired through vacuum tubes ...
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MIT Team Wins SpaceX Hyperloop Design Contest - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Elon Musk's dream of creating a superfast new transportation system got a step closer to reality over the weekend. On Saturday (Jan. 30), a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the first stage of the SpaceX Hyperloop design ...
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Curing disease by repairing faulty genes

MIT News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
“It's really exciting to see our team develop this new delivery approach for CRISPR, which I believe has the potential to have far-reaching implications,” says Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT and an author of the paper ...
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology may associate with India's flagship programmes

Niticentral - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
A discussion in this regard took place when MIT President Rafael Reif called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here yesterday.

MIT researchers find ways into brain's 'music room'

The Boston Globe - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Now, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have devised a radical new approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies had missed.
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MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Christine Ortiz is the dean for graduate education and a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In a conversation with The Chronicle, she discusses her ideas about building a new type of college ...
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Big boost for MIT Lincoln Labs in Pentagon budget

BetaBoston - ‎7 hours ago‎
Lincoln Labs, a highly-regarded research facility on Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, is getting a $265 million makeover. Founded in 1951 and still run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Labs grew out of the school's World War II ...
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The design that got MIT engineers the top spot at Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition

Quartz - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won a Hyperloop design competition held by SpaceX, the rocket company led by Musk.
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hack-proof RFID chips

MIT News - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
MIT researchers have developed a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is extremely difficult to hack.

A virtual “guide dog” for navigation

MIT News - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impaired. Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office February 2, 2016. Press Inquiries Share. Press Contact. Abby Abazorius Email: Phone: 617-253- ...
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How an MIT professor helped confirm Einstein's theory of relativity - ‎10 hours ago‎
LIGO's observation of gravitational waves represents the culmination of over 40 years and $1.1 billion worth of research that originated in the 1970s as a partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology.
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Uncovering the secrets of elastin's flexibility

MIT News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The research team, which also included Steven Wise of the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, was supported, in part, by grants from the Australian Research Council; the National Institutes of Health; the Wellcome Trust; the Biotechnology and ...
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Sneezing produces complex fluid cascade, not a simple spray

MIT News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
High-speed imaging shows how fluid breaks apart in air, may help identify super-spreaders. Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office February 10, 2016.
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MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI

InformationWeek - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, which took place earlier this month, MIT researchers presented a chip design called Eyeriss that's 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU and so could allow mobile devices to run ...

John Wyatt, 69; pioneered retinal prosthetics at MIT

The Boston Globe - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
More than a decade after he started teaching electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John Wyatt stepped into a classroom as a student, rather than as a professor.

MIT Researchers Develop Device to Guide Visually Impaired

India West - ‎4 hours ago‎
Anantha Chandrakasan, an Indian American professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, is part of a team of researchers that has developed a low-power chip that powers a wearable prototype navigation system for visually-impaired ...

Burnaby grad gets $100K to improve her social networking site for scientists

Vancouver Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
More than 600 labs are already on the platform, mainly from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Thiel Foundation receives about 3,000 applicants a year aged 22 or younger and accepts less than one per cent to the program.