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The Secrets of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Success

Asharq Alawsat - ‎May 23, 2016‎
On a recent trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I was struck by the implications of this demographic fact: More than half of the Kingdom's population is under the age of 25.
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New concept turns battery technology upside-down

MIT News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system's low cost and the simplicity of its design and operation, says a team of ...
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We know where you live

MIT News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts - as few as eight over the course of a single day - can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace to a ...

MIT, Harvard students look to bring lung cancer breathalyzer test to market

Boston Business Journal (blog) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
When MIT student and Ph.D. candidate Joseph Azzarelli learned that dogs could be trained to smell cancer, he had an idea: what if a simple breathalyzer test could diagnose a patient with lung cancer?
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Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription

MIT News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Gene transcription is the process by which DNA is copied and synthesized as messenger RNA (mRNA) - which delivers its genetic blueprints to the cell's protein-making machinery.
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Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses

MIT News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Now a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has developed an algorithm that can build these DNA nanoparticles automatically.

Finding a new formula for concrete

MIT News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete - the most widely used human-made material in the world - by following nature's blueprints.

MIT Boosts Resources for Entrepreneurs as Startup “Fever” Rages

Xconomy - ‎May 18, 2016‎
In 1901, 40 years after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded, alumnus and inventor William Nickerson co-founded the company that would become Gillette.
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Light can “heal” defects in some solar cells

MIT News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Now, a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere say they have made significant inroads toward understanding a process for improving perovskites' performance, by modifying the material using intense light.

Neuroscientists illuminate role of autism-linked gene

MIT News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“It's clearly regulating something in the neuron that's receiving a synaptic signal, but some people find one role and some people find another,” says Troy Littleton, a professor in the departments of Biology and of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT ...
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NFL player just got four As in his first semester of an MIT math PhD program

Business Insider - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Continuing to show he is one of the more unusual - and impressive - players in the NFL, Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel announced via Twitter that he received a 4.0 GPA in his first semester of a Ph.

More Famous than Jesus? Two Greeks Are, According to this MIT Project

The Pappas Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
A few years ago, students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab took a stab at mapping cultural production (laymen's term for fame) on a global scale and created the Pantheon Project.

The price of regret

MIT News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
“The high-value customers will still buy the product,” says Karen Zheng, an assistant professor of operations management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. “They want to [avoid] this feeling of regret, which would occur if they wait now and then ...

Academic All-Star: Tyler Millis of Dunbar High School

The News-Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
The soon-to-be Dunbar High School graduate entered the Academy for Game Design and Programming Excellence as a freshman, and put him on a direct path to study computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, better known as MIT. Dunbar ...

Illinois Wesleyan softball falls to MIT in NCAA finals opener

WJBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Illinois Wesleyan softball team lost a 2-0 decision to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the first round of the NCAA Division III Softball Championships in Salem, Va.
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MIT's tiny portable drug-making lab can replace an entire factory

PBS NewsHour - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all the work that happens in a vast pharmaceutical manufacturing plant happens in a device the size of your kitchen refrigerator.

Basketball Tournament In Memory Of Slain MIT Officer Sean Collier Planned

CBS Local - ‎May 26, 2016‎
CAMBRIDGE (AP) - A basketball tournament to benefit a scholarship fund named for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer killed by the Boston Marathon bombers is planned for August.

Cambridge Historical Commission honors campus renewal efforts.

MIT News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The MIT Museum was a fitting venue for the Cambridge Historical Commission's Annual Preservation Awards program on May 25.

Super-creepy robot has whiskers and other tech news

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Microsoft announces plans to cut up to 1,850 jobs as part of scaling back its smartphone business and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveals an interface which can mimic the movements of materials. More at and @BBCClick.

The Kavli Foundation Q&A: How Did Nature's Heaviest Elements Form?

Sky & Telescope - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Based on a new study, from a team of researchers at the Kavli Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the unusual event in Reticulum II was likely the collision of two, ultra-dense objects called neutron stars.