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MIT Breakthrough Brings Delivery Drones Closer To Reality

MIT Breakthrough Brings Delivery Drones Closer To Reality

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The much vaunted drone delivery promise has taken a step closer to reality. In December last year the online retail giant Amazon revealed its “Prime Air” plans to deliver its products...

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2014-08-20 16:23:15

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review announced the addition of Chris Shipley to its live events team. In her role as executive producer, Shipley will draw on her years of experience in both media and events to conceptualize, program, and produce new and unique live-event experiences for the global media company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131106/DC11309LOGO A journalist, analyst, and entrepreneur for 30 years, Shipley has...

2014-08-19 12:25:24

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, MIT Technology Review named Nutonian founder/CEO Michael Schmidt one of its 35 Innovators Under 35, a "list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world." "Over the years, we've had success in choosing young innovators whose work has been profoundly influential on the direction of human affairs," said Jason Pontin, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review. "We're proud of...

2014-08-19 08:36:18

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review releases its annual list of Innovators Under 35 (www.technologyreview.com/lists/innovators-under-35). Since 1999, the global media company has annually recognized exceptionally talented young technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131106/DC11309LOGO "Over the years, we've had success in choosing young innovators whose work has...

2014-08-12 12:27:55

PointRight Moves Corporate Offices to Cambridge; Adds Esteemed MIT Faculty Member to Its Board of Directors CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PointRight Inc., (www.pointright.com), the industry-standard analytics leader for healthcare providers and payers, announces that its PointRight® Pro 30(TM) rehospitalizations metric is now in use with over 9,000 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in the United States. The metric, which was validated by Brown University, adopted...

cancer classification system
2014-08-10 05:02:57

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers released some pretty incredible findings last week about cancer. In a multiple institute study including researchers and authors from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT looked closely at how cancers are classified....

if these chips could talk
2014-08-07 04:18:40

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) never fail to amaze, and now they have discovered how to identify sounds that have been made in a separate room purely from visual recordings of objects in that room, even if the video was taken through soundproof glass. In partnership with Microsoft and Adobe researchers, the team has developed an algorithm that can reconstruct audio from videos of objects such as a bag...

2014-07-30 16:33:01

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review announces featured speakers and initial agenda for its annual EmTech MIT, a dynamic conference serving as an access point to the innovative people and companies changing the face of business and society as a whole. This year's event will be held September 23-25, 2014, at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140729/130928 Each year, EmTech focuses on the...

2014-07-22 08:30:37

Transformative partnership with Ted Stanley will spur researchers to reveal biology of psychiatric disorders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world....

MIT Develops System That Lets Users Decide What Data Is Shared
2014-07-11 14:32:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While issues of personal data security have mostly revolved around actions of the US federal government, vast amounts of personal data are also being collected by corporate entities such as Amazon and Netflix. In pursuit of protecting individual privacy, researchers at MIT have developed a system called OpenPDS that allows individual users to decide what data they want to share and what data is unavailable. According to a report...

fingerreader
2014-07-10 04:47:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the visually-impaired, reading requires learning and comprehending the tactile language known as Braille, but a new gadget developed by engineers at MIT could make Braille obsolete. According to a report released by the engineers, the device, called FingerReader, fits around the index finger and is able to read text in front of it by simply passing the index finger over a line of printed text. For the prototype, a plastic...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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