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2014-02-27 23:23:29

New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE’s ‘Three Pillars’: Standards, Membership, and Education White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge,...

2014-02-27 12:26:39

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MIT Technology Review has named Erik Pelletier chief digital officer and VP for product development. In this role, Mr. Pelletier will lead the global media company's portfolio of publishing, event, community, and e-commerce products and platforms. He will oversee the product development team to build digital products across all platforms and design exceptional user experiences, and manage overall product roadmaps. He will also...

2014-02-27 08:32:47

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of computer science and engineering Charles E. Leiserson has been named 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Award for his contributions to computer science education.An MIT professor since 1981 and the coauthor of the textbook, "Introduction to Algorithms," one of computer science's most cited publications, Leiserson was recognized "for worldwide computer...

2014-02-27 08:26:54

Company to showcase the Zebra MotionWorks(TM) player tracking solutions at conference BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, today announced its sponsorship of the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference taking place between February 28 - March 1, 2014, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. The company will...

2014-02-25 23:28:16

InfoMotion Sports Technologies is again sponsoring the Interactive Room at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference from February 28 through March 1. The company is debuting new features to the award-winning 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball and its technology, giving attendees the opportunity to get hands on with the 94Fifty and learn about what is new. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 InfoMotion Sports Technologies (http://www.infomotionsports.com) is again sponsoring the Interactive Room...

2014-02-19 23:21:26

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce that Olafur Eliasson, 2014 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT recipient, will be at MIT on March 12­-14, 2014 to accept the prestigious honor. A distinctive feature of the award­­ beyond the $100,000 prize, public programs and gala ­­is a residency in which the artist interacts with MIT students, faculty and staff in a range of academic disciplines on campus. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February...

SPHERES Flying Circles Around Ordinary Satellites
2014-02-17 11:58:45

[ Watch The Video: The ISS SPHERES Facility ] Laura Niles - NASA These are, in fact, the droids that NASA and its research partners are looking for. Inspired by a floating droid battling Luke Skywalker in the film Star Wars, the free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying aboard the International Space Station since Expedition 8 in 2003. Although there have been numerous SPHERES investigations...

2014-02-16 23:03:33

San Rafael City Schools (SRCS), located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area, chose Infinite Campus as its student information system (SIS). With more than 6,200 students, SRCS will now be able to achieve its goals of streamlining professional developments, simplifying processes and improving district communication among its 12 schools. (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 San Rafael City Schools (SRCS), located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area, chose Infinite...

2014-02-05 12:25:16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MIT Press is pleased to announce the launch of the MIT Press BITS series. MIT Press BITS are short digital excerpts from books in selected areas of intellectual inquiry. The series launches with 50 BITS on subjects ranging from robotics to architecture, from psychoanalysis to game studies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/NE58872LOGO) BITS are carefully chosen from both classic MIT Press titles and recent releases. They are...

2014-01-30 23:27:59

The burden of providing constant oversight for elders with dementia is a primary driver toward the adoption of technology in senior care, according to research published today by GeriJoy, the provider of virtual senior care companions. The research is based on a set of focus groups recently conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with top executives in the Greater Boston senior care industry, and GeriJoy announced today the release of a complimentary report detailing...