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Cancer-fighting bacteria

The MIT Tech - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Researchers at MIT and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have recruited some new soldiers in the fight against cancer - bacteria.
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The quest for clean water

MIT News - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
... fellow of the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design - which supports this and other GEAR Lab projects for the developing world - knew they first had to develop an in-depth understanding of the problem by talking directly to the residents ...

MIT scientists find weird quantum effects, even over hundreds of miles

MIT News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles, weird and often logic-defying behaviors abound. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea of superposition, in which objects can exist simultaneously in two or more seemingly counterintuitive ...

Microbiome genes on the move

The MIT Tech - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
In work published in this week's Nature, Eric Alm and Ilana Brito from MIT and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and their colleagues took a deep look at the microbiomes in developing world populations to study how culture can influence their makeup.
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Why we like the music we do

The MIT Tech - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
A new study from MIT and Brandeis University suggests that the answer is no. In a study of more than 100 people belonging to a remote Amazonian tribe with little or no exposure to Western music, the researchers found that dissonant chords such as the ...

Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli

MIT News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Synthetic biology allows researchers to program cells to perform novel functions such as fluorescing in response to a particular chemical or producing drugs in response to disease markers.
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MIT student from Bay Area killed by drunk NYPD cop, officials say

SFGate - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The man killed over the weekend allegedly by a drunken off-duty New York City police officer was a Bay Area native one year away from graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, school officials said Monday. Andrew Esquivel, 21, known to ...

MIT Hyperloop win Ellon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Design Competition – Syracuse Tech Time

Daily Star Gazette - ‎8 hours ago‎
A team of students from MIT has won the top spot in a competition for the SpaceX Hyperloop high-speed transportation system.

Better views with smaller satellites

The MIT Tech - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to an MIT-led study published online in Acta ...

Study opens new realms of light-matter interaction

The MIT Tech - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
A new MIT study could open up new areas of technology based on types of light emission that had been thought to be “forbidden,” or at least so unlikely as to be practically unattainable.
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Massachutes Institute of Technology Develops Origami Robots to Help With Stomach Troubles

NBC 10 Philadelphia - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could be used to patch wounds ...
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MIT student killed when allegedly intoxicated NYPD officer mows down a group of pedestrians

Washington Post - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A fellow MIT student, 20-year-old Sophia Tabchouri, and a MIT graduate, 24-year-old James Balchunas, were also injured.
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Snowden Working With MIT on Spy-Proof Phone Case

TG Daily (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden is reportedly working with a researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab to build a device which will protect smartphones from government spies. The device ...

MIT Researchers Create Wearable Toxic Gas Sensor Lighter Than Paper; Military, Refineries Can Benefit

University Herald - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
MIT Dome The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and ...

2016 MIT Media Lab Director's Fellows announced

MIT News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Since the MIT Media Lab launched its Director's Fellows initiative in 2013, the program has lived up to its mission to attract people with “less-than-traditional backgrounds” outside academia.

Exploring networks efficiently

The MIT Tech - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Ants, it turns out, are extremely good at estimating the concentration of other ants in their vicinity. This ability appears to play a role in several communal activities, particularly in the voting procedure whereby an ant colony selects a new nest ...

MIT Shuffles Tor's Technology With Riffle

Security Intelligence (blog) - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Riffle is a response from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the problems the Tor browser has been having as of late.
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DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Security Gurus Team To Beat Viruses for Good

Top Tech News - ‎5 hours ago‎
"Front-line journalists are high-value targets, and their enemies will spare no expense to silence them," Snowden and Huang said in the research paper, presented today in a day-long, invitation-only symposium on "Forbidden Research" at MIT's Media Lab ...

MIT gets SA smarts

Times LIVE - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The 12-week course in "future commerce" offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has signed up 1600 students since its launch last month, is run by GetSmarter.