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New Research Investigates Genetic Factors Responsible For Speech In Humans

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate, recently published studies are shedding new light on how humans developed the ability to produce and understand speech, and what factors contribute to the development of...

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2014-09-12 08:28:29

MIT Professor Developed Cilk Multithreaded Programming Technology NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Charles E. Leiserson of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will receive the 2014 ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for his influence on parallel computing systems and their adoption into mainstream use through scholarly research and development. He was also cited for his mentoring of computer science leaders and students. Leiserson introduced the...

2014-09-11 08:20:54

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) announced today that it has joined the Industrial Fracture Consortium established by Professor Tomasz Wierzbicki from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The consortium will engage in research to develop and improve modeling and mathematical simulations software designed to predict the behaviors of the structural components during forming and crash, which are amongst the most important...

2014-08-26 04:20:22

Selected for technology advances developed at MIT that dramatically reduce energy consumption of mobile base stations and smartphones CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eta Devices, Inc. today announced that it has been named a 2015 Technology Pioneer by The World Economic Forum (WEF) for its groundbreaking technology that dramatically reduces the energy consumption of mobile base stations and smartphones. The company joins a thriving community of previous WEF Technology Pioneers...

delivery drone
2014-08-22 05:41:21

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 by drone – the so called “Octocopter” which would, it was claimed, drop your latest purchase at your door in as little as thirty minutes. [ Video: Amazon Will One Day Use Drones For Product Delivery ] Amazon had kept their brainchild under...

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...


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