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2013-11-15 23:03:23

Senior Care leaders in the Greater Boston area converged at MIT for a Senior Care Innovation Focus Group & Networking event on November 14, sponsored by MIT's premier senior care startup, GeriJoy. Parties interested in the the latest insights regarding adoption of innovation and assistive technologies in senior care may contact GeriJoy at info(at)gerijoy(dot)com to request a copy of the report summarizing the findings of the focus groups. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 On...

2013-11-13 12:30:39

Survey of 1,700-plus executives offers national, regional views on business conditions, investment plans, policy concerns PHOENIX, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology companies plan to hire new staff over the next 12 months, but are concerned about a persistent shortage of tech talent, according to the second annual National Survey of Technology, Policy and Strategic Issues released this month by the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and the Arizona Technology Council. (Logo:...

Rapid Plasma Rotation May Be Key To Softening The Blow Of Powerful Plasma Disruptions
2013-11-13 11:25:56

American Physical Society In the quest for fusion energy on earth, researchers use magnetic fields to insulate hot plasma from the walls of the chamber to maintain the reaction and prevent damage to interior surfaces. In the tokamak, a leading contender to achieve a sustained fusion burn, electrical currents flowing in the plasma inside the doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber can become unstable if the plasma current or pressure gets too high or the control system breaks, leading to a sudden...

2013-11-13 04:24:07

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Advancing Technology (UAT) becomes first University in Arizona to launch a digital maker fabrication lab on campus: the UAT Makers Fab Lab. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131113/LA16041) On the heels of the lab opening mid-October 2013, University officials are enrolling students into the nation's first fully accredited Bachelor of Science degree in digital making and fabrication. The new degree will combine the...

2013-11-03 00:21:46

High School Scientists Earn Top Prizes at Nation's Premier STEM Competition CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of dedication and hard work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) paid off tonight for three students named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. Joshua Meier of Teaneck, N.J. earned the top honors and a $3,000 individual scholarship...

2013-10-24 12:21:58

Award includes artist residency, pop-up exhibitions, public lecture, $100,000 prize and gala, MIT students to work on Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun project CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce that Olafur Eliasson is the recipient of the 2014, 40th anniversary Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, presented by the Council for the Arts at MIT. The award, which includes a $100,000 cash prize...

2013-10-21 12:20:24

Founding team from MIT SENSEable City Lab aims to reinvent urban mobility with first-ever commercialization of the "The Copenhagen Wheel" BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Superpedestrian emerged from stealth mode today to announce a $2.1 million Series A round of funding from Spark Capital with participation from Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp. Superpedestrian was founded by MIT SENSEable City Laboratory Associate Director Assaf Biderman who helped conceive and develop the...

2013-10-15 23:04:03

Haystack Information Discovery (HAYSTACKID), a leading provider of risk management and end-to-end technology-driven litigation preparedness and eDiscovery services, announced today that it has trademarked its internally developed platform PlainView, and continues to offer this valuable digital assistant to clients today. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Haystack Information Discovery (HAYSTACKID), a leading provider of risk management and end-to-end technology-driven...

2013-10-10 23:30:31

Infinite Campus Inc., the largest American-owned student information system, announced today that Chief Learning Officer, David Van Meter, won the silver award for innovation at the Learning In Practice Awards. This award recognizes industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. Blaine, Minn. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Infinite Campus Inc., the largest American-owned student information system, announced today that Chief...

2013-10-03 08:26:05

MIT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SELECTS COREY FOR NEW BRANDING WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corey McPherson Nash, Corey, a leading national branding and design firm continues to grow its client roster by landing MIT Federal Credit Union (MITFCU). Corey will be responsible for brand strategy stretching across MITFCU's multiple channels. With a history dating back to 1940, MIT Federal Credit Union (MITFCU) is a not-for-profit financial service organization that serves the...