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2013-07-23 08:33:05

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIT Capital Inc. and VictoryOne Inc.(together "MITC")'s tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Meade Instruments Corp. ("Meade") for $3.65 per share in cash expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City Time, at the end of day on Friday, July 19, 2013. The depositary for the tender offer, VStock Transfer, LLC, informed MITC that at the expiration approximately 15,760 shares of common stock of Meade had been validly...

2013-07-17 23:18:02

Cenegenics—the world’s largest age management medicine practice—announced their CFO Rosalind J. Sullivan recently graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s rigorous 20-month, executive-schedule MBA program from MIT's Sloan School of Management, earning her second graduate degree. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Rosalind J. Sullivan, Cenegenics’ Chief Financial Officer, graduated from the highly ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan...

2013-07-17 16:29:31

Seminar to be held FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 66, Room 168, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142. BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Shell Programming Laboratory Ltd. (USP Lab), a pioneer in data analytics, and Farpoint Ventures LLC, a leading provider of venture finance and international sales and marketing outsourcing services, announced today that USP Lab's founder and president, Nobuaki Tounaka, will be...

Why Do Some Surfaces Repel Water, While Others Attract It?
2013-07-17 05:17:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT are working on better understanding how surfaces attract or repel water. When water strikes a surface, sometimes it spreads evenly while other times it beads into tiny droplets. Studying this behavior can lead to improvements in many applications. If water strikes a material and maximizes its contact with it, then it is known as hydrophilic, but when water is naturally repelled on a material, it is called...

Phytoplankton Ocean Turbulence Social Mixers
2013-07-15 12:58:35

[Watch the video: Phytoplankton Social Mixers] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The motility of phytoplankton allows the tiny ocean plants to determine their fate in ocean turbulence, according to scientists at MIT and Oxford University. Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Communications that the individual vortices that make up ocean turbulence are like social mixers for phytoplankton. This social mixer brings similar cells into close proximity, helping to...

2013-07-13 23:04:28

MIT Scientist Eric Alm partners with the Acera School to teach elementary school students innovation in science with BP funded oil spill experiment. (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 The Acera School in Winchester MA is partnering with MIT professor Eric Alm to free the minds of future innovators and tackle one of the world’s most complex environmental issues— oil spills—at the same time. This past month Alm is led the intermediate elementary school class in an experiment designed to grow...

Bacteria Flagella Utilize Evolutionary Foible
2013-07-09 08:58:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Marine microbes change swimming directions with a sideways flick of their lone flagellum, a type of high-speed controlled failure first documented in 2011 as a unique swimming stroke but whose underlying mechanism had eluded researchers until now. Bacteria swim by rotating the helical, hair-like flagella that extend from their unicellular bodies. Some bacteria, such as the Escherichia coli (E. coli) living in the human gut, have...

2013-07-03 12:20:54

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new issue of MIT Technology Review hits newsstands today and explores the role of technological automation in pushing humans to the perimeter of activities where they were once the central actors -- in war and in the workplace. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/DC95022LOGO) In the feature "How Technology Is Destroying Jobs," editor David Rotman explains how robots, automation, and software have increased...

WiVi Uses WiFi To See Through Walls
2013-06-28 13:08:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using technology that nearly all of us have in our homes, MIT researchers have developed a sort of x-ray vision device that can detect motion behind walls or other large objects. It's called Wi-Vi and it uses low power Wi-Fi antennas to bounce signals off any moving object, similar to the way radar and sonar works. Because Wi-Vi requires very little power and uses common technology, the team at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial...

2013-06-27 12:21:40

Industry Leaders from Three Distinct Points of View to Discuss Critical Issues at 2013 Expo on Emerging Vehicle Technologies LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Connected cars are quickly becoming the standard on today's roads, as they help address rising safety concerns and cater to increasing consumer demand for advanced technology. To address this topic, the country's top automotive safety official David L. Strickland plus Mitch Bainwol, the head of the largest association...