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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...

Researchers Develop Thinner And More Powerful Solar Panels
2013-06-26 15:52:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed a new approach for solar power that could push the technology to new heights. The researchers are aiming to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels possible. They said this new approach "pushes towards the ultimate power conversion possible from a material” for solar power. Jeffrey Grossman, the Carl Richard Soderberg Associate Professor of Power Engineering at MIT, and colleagues...

2013-06-24 12:26:29

Researchers from Columbia, MIT, Northwestern, Harvard and Berkeley, conclude that stealing, cheating, and even traffic violations can be influenced by the expansiveness (or lack thereof) of physical space NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from researchers at leading business schools reveals that expansive physical settings (e.g. having a big desk to stretch out while doing work or a large driver's seat in an automobile) can cause individuals to feel more powerful,...

2013-06-17 23:19:22

A group of Internationally renowned Scientists from Academic, US and European National Laboratories are collaborating with Best Cyclotron Systems (BCSI) and Best Theratronics (BTL) Scientists in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the BCSI office, to develop a range of low to high power, next generation Cyclotrons Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 BCSI and BTL have invested in a Multi Million USD test and research facility, the only one of its kind in the world,...

Scientists Use 3D Printer To Print Artificial Bone
2013-06-17 18:09:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Instead of looking to simply replace natural structures through artificial means, a group of MIT materials scientists are looking to create nature-inspired structures that actually outperform the original. Using 3D printing technology, MIT scientists have developed a process that allows them to turn designs into physical fracture-resistant, bone-like structures within just a few hours, according to their report in the...

2013-06-17 08:34:42

Choksi, an accomplished entrepreneur, along with other former MIT Blackjack Team members, will share how lessons learned on the casino floor developed the foundation for their business success BOSTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Neelan Choksi President and COO Tasktop (www.tasktop.com) Choksi is president and COO of Tasktop Technologies, the leader in Software Lifecycle...

MIT Software Helps Social Skills
2013-06-14 13:29:36

Watch the video "MIT Automated Coach Helps With Social Interactions" Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed new software that allows people to practice their interpersonal skills to help them better nail that interview. The National Institute of Mental Health says about 15 million adults in the US have social phobias. For some people, such as those suffering from Asperger's syndrome, it is difficult to make eye contact and appropriately...

2013-06-13 23:21:41

GeriJoy, an MIT startup that provides 24/7 virtual companions for the elderly, announced today that in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, all GeriJoy Companion subscriptions started on June 15 will receive an additional free month of service. Besides improving mental health for elders and providing peace of mind for caregivers, the GeriJoy Companion has been instrumental in detecting and preventing senior abuse, and the company has begun service enhancements focused on this...

Driving As Stressful As Skydiving
2013-06-11 13:33:04

[ Watch The Video Audi´s Road Frustration Index Test ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Driving in traffic can be stressful, and even more so depending on where you live. German car maker Audi and researchers from MIT teamed up to discover just how stressful driving is and came up with some surprising results. According to their data, driving can be more stressful than eating breakfast, attending a lecture at MIT or, in some instances, almost as...

Cloud Computing Made More Secure: MIT
2013-06-11 05:01:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm that could help make up-and-coming cloud computing technology more secure. Researchers from MIT´s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory presented their work on a new encryption scheme for cloud computing at the Association for Computing Machinery´s 45th Symposium on the Theory of Computing . Homomorphic encryption is a new research topic in cryptography that...