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2014-07-28 08:27:37

A set of large Rothko murals at Harvard are digitally and mathematically restored to their original splendor. NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at MIT Media Lab and Harvard University have restored five Rothko murals, stained over the years by light, smoke and cocktail debris. The unprecedented restoration method has an astonishingly accurate effect based on testimony from Rothko's own son, Rothko's other works and original photographs. Critical funding for MIT...

2014-07-15 08:36:53

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asserting its commitment to designing and developing superior proactive intelligent assistant technologies for wearables and mobile devices, reQall (www.reqall.com) today announced that Professor Alex (Sandy) Pentland -- the technology industry's reputed "Godfather of Wearables" -- will join the company as Strategic Product Advisor. Professor Pentland will advise the company on product evolution and strategy....

2014-05-20 12:33:14

New Collaboration Supports Cutting-Edge Research and Development of "Innovation Ecosystem" in MENA and Southeast Asia CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DOHA, Qatar, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo has announced a new collaboration with the world-renowned MIT Media Lab, in order to drive cutting-edge ICT innovation and research. Since 1985, the MIT Media Lab has pioneered unconventional research in the ICT sector to radically improve people's daily lives. Ooredoo joins the MIT Media Lab as...

2014-03-17 23:04:27

Accomplished technologist is the first outside member to be appointed. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Oblong Industries is pleased to announce that Joi Ito has joined its board of directors. This is the first appointment of an outside member to the board of the Los Angeles based company. The addition coincides with a period of rapid growth following the successful 2013 introduction of Oblong’s Mezzanine™ product. Joi Ito is an accomplished technologist, entrepreneur, and...

2014-02-11 08:28:48

Global Music Intelligence Leader Delivers Personalized Music to Japan's First Large Scale, Commercially Successful IPTV over IPv6 Service SOMERVILLE, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, the world's leading music intelligence company, continues its global expansion with NTT Plala Inc., one of Japan's most forward thinking Internet service providers, offering a suite of broadband entertainment services. NTT Plala Inc. represents The Echo Nest's largest customer in...

2013-11-21 23:27:35

Speakers from Huffington Post, American Express, IBM, MIT Media Lab, and Gnip will be featured at the upcoming Sentiment Analysis Symposium & Workshops (http://sentimentsymposium.com) March 5-6 in New York at the New York Academy of Sciences. New York, New York (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Speakers from Huffington Post, American Express, IBM, MIT Media Lab, and Gnip will be featured at the upcoming Sentiment Analysis Symposium & Workshops (http://sentimentsymposium.com) March 5-6 in...

2013-08-20 23:30:19

New partnership will deliver robust photo editing capabilities for one laptop per child’s XO tablet users. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 PicsArt, Inc., the world’s premier, full-featured mobile photo editor, will be working with One Laptop per Child (OLPC) to bring mobile art to children around the world through OLPC’s newly released XO Learning System. OLPC will pre-install the photo-editing app on its XO Tablet developed through a strategic partnership with Vivitar...

Practical New Approach To Holographic Video: MIT
2013-06-20 05:17:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are reporting in the journal Nature that they have developed a new approach that could lead to cheaper, color holographic-video displays. Researchers are using this new technique to build a prototype color holographic-video display with a resolution similar to that of a standard-definition TV that can update video images 30 times a second. The heart of the display features an optical chip that resembles a microscopic slide....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.