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How to make cities more energy efficient

MIT News - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
... by Marta González and Franz-Josef Ulm, MIT professors of civil and environmental engineering; Mohammad Javad Abdolhosseini Qomi PhD '15, who was graduate student when the research was conducted; and five others at MIT and other institutions.

Controlling RNA in living cells

MIT News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
MIT researchers have devised a new set of proteins that can be customized to bind arbitrary RNA sequences, making it possible to image RNA inside living cells, monitor what a particular RNA strand is doing, and even control RNA activity.
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Robotic consensus

The MIT Tech - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Planning algorithms for teams of robots fall into two categories: centralized algorithms, in which a single computer makes decisions for the whole team, and decentralized algorithms, in which each robot makes its own decisions based on local observations.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing the real value of that diversity ...

Can technology help teach literacy in poor communities?

The MIT Tech - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children ...

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Socialist Equality Party candidate Jerry White addressed a meeting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Tuesday. White spoke on the topic: “The Great Unmentionable: War and the 2016 US Elections.”.

From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎6 hours ago‎
He has since founded Aegen Technologies, a startup company devoted to developing firearms using biometrics and other smart-gun technologies.

Page One Awards: Former math winner went from MIT to the ministry

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - ‎18 hours ago‎
Wilfred Graves Jr. walked across the stage at the old Three Arts Theater on his way to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a life of computational algorithms and hyperbolic equations. Academic accolades were coming from every direction, and ...
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MIT launches campus lunch bug bounty

The Register - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has joined the growing number of large organisations and agencies to offer a bug bounty.

Ravens player and MIT mathematician talks about the 2016 Draft, his nasty concussion, and his favorite team

For The Win - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Urschel is uniquely suited to make these calculations: He's getting his PhD in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he's not on the field. For the past two years, he's been General Electric's “calculations correspondent,” using ...
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AI upgrade from MIT, Northeastern gets NASA robot ready for space

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Northeastern University will be focused on developing better motion control, performance when grasping unknown objects, and human-robot interactions.

Tyfone Launches Internet of Things Security Challenge at MIT

Marketwired (press release) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) - Tyfone, a leading provider of digital and cyber security solutions for identity and transactions, announced the launch of its IoT Security Challenge at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The ...

Study: Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages

MIT News - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
For hundreds of millions of years, Earth's climate has remained on a fairly even keel, with some dramatic exceptions: Around 80 million years ago, the planet's temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

Dwarf galaxy spawned heavy elements

Science News for Students - ‎7 hours ago‎
He works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. He presented the research April 19 at a meeting, here, of the American Physical Society.

Rulex selezionata dal Massachusetts Institute

Il Secolo XIX - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Genova - Il 13° Simposio del Mit Sloan Cio (la più importante conferenza mondiale che raduna Cio e dirigenti aziendali It da tutto il mondo) ha annunciato che Rulex Analytics è una delle dieci società finaliste dell'Innovation ShowCase, competizione ...

Spacesuits Inspired This Indian American's Clothing Brand

NDTV - ‎21 hours ago‎
While graduating at the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 - which he joined after consulting with Deloitte - he co-founded Ministry of Supply, a clothing brand which seeks to reinvent business wear to include the ...

Audit casts shadow over bidding for EIT's networks

University World News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
It is the latest in a series of blows to beset the institution that was established in 2008 as a pet-project of former president of the European Commission, José Barroso, with the ambitious aim of following the blueprint of the Massachusetts Institute ...
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Claude Shannon: The juggling father of the information age who coined the term 'bit' - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
He went on to study electrical engineering and mathematics at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1936, and obtained his PhD in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1940. During the Second World War, he designed ...
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Jacob Collier lights up the Cheltenham Jazz Festival – review - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
All this would be impressive enough, but Collier set all these sounds in motion at once, thanks to an enormously impressive digital system created with the aid of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He did this by darting from one keyboard to the ...