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2013-09-08 23:02:16

Today, MIT Startup GeriJoy announced that it is offering a special Grandparents Day promotion for its virtual senior care companion: from September 8 until September 14, the referral code "GRANDPARENT" will give new subscribers a full refund on the first month’s subscription. Teams of care staff who work around the clock see, hear, and engage with elders through GeriJoy's virtual home companions, which take the form of adorable pets, helping to improve mental health for...

Giving CubeSats Greater Reach In Space
2013-09-07 04:49:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With personal electronics, smaller is almost always better. The same is becoming true with satellite technology – which is shrinking to about the size of a shoebox. Making space exploration cheaper and more accessible, “CubeSats” and other small satellites can be launched into orbit at a fraction of the weight and cost of traditional satellites. Miniaturization has its limitations, however, such as a satellite’s communication...

South Pacific Flights Make More Ozone
2013-09-05 15:12:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A short-lived greenhouse gas, ozone’s formation and destruction depends mostly on the local chemical environment. Now, a new study from MIT researchers has indicated that flights passing over a certain section of the South Pacific produce the most ozone from their emissions. The results of the study, which was published in Environmental Research Letters, could have far-reaching implications for the timing and course taken by some...

Solar Panel Wars: Study Shows How US Could Compete With China
2013-09-05 14:45:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists, publishing a paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, say they have found a way for the US to be a cost-competitor to China in the field of solar panel manufacturing. China is currently the world's dominant manufacturer of solar panels because of its low labor costs and strong government support. However, researchers at MIT and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have...

200,000 Early Deaths A Year Due To Air Pollution, Says Study
2013-08-29 14:18:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the 1970 Clean Air Act was put in place by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public health, a new study by researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have found that these efforts likely aren’t doing enough. This new study found that vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to premature death. According to the study more than 200,000 early deaths occur in the United...

MIT Creates New 3D Mapping Algorithm
2013-08-28 14:25:16

[ Watch The Video: Deformation-Based Loop Closure For Large-Scale Dense RGB-D SLAM ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, characters Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) and Benji Dunn (played by Simon Pegg) break into a highly secure room in the Kremlin with the help of an animated wall that mimicked their surroundings in order to make a highly secured hallway look empty. This Hollywood fantasy technology just got a step...

2013-08-21 23:04:47

mPedigree Network's President, Bright B. Simons is honoured for inventing SMS-based authentication by inclusion on MIT Tech Review's prestigious annual global top Innovators under 35 years list. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Today MIT Technology Review reveals its list of 35 top young innovators (http://www.technologyreview.com/innovators-under-35/). For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has...

2013-08-21 23:04:34

For over a decade, MIT Technology Review has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. For her work in the field of transportation, StreetLight Data’s Laura Schewel has been selected for the list. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Today MIT Technology Review reveals its list of 35 top young innovators (http://www.technologyreview.com/innovators-under-35/). For over a decade, the global media company has...


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