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2013-11-15 23:03:23

Senior Care leaders in the Greater Boston area converged at MIT for a Senior Care Innovation Focus Group & Networking event on November 14, sponsored by MIT's premier senior care startup, GeriJoy. Parties interested in the the latest insights regarding adoption of innovation and assistive technologies in senior care may contact GeriJoy at info(at)gerijoy(dot)com to request a copy of the report summarizing the findings of the focus groups. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 On...

Changing Surface Textures In 'Counterintuitive Manner' May Lead To Cooling Efficiency Gains
2013-11-12 14:52:59

[ Watch The Video: Water Droplets On Silicon Surfaces ] American Institute of Physics Uncovering the physical secrets underlying surface phenomena may increase cooling efficiency for a wide range of applications, according to MIT and Boston University researchers Researchers across the globe are racing to find ways to improve the cooling of hot surfaces -- for technologies ranging from small handheld electronics all the way to industrial-sized applications such as nuclear power...

2013-11-09 23:03:19

Jack W. Szostak, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner, and Angela Belcher, a world-renowned MIT professor and recipient of the 2004 MacArthur Genius Award and the 2013 MIT Innovator Award, will join Acera School parents, teachers, and the local community to welcome the Acera School to its new location at 5 Lowell Ave in Winchester MA on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Winchester, MA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership was founded in 2010 as an...

MIT Team Develops New Tool To Expedite Astronaut Training
2013-10-18 15:35:06

[ Watch the Video: Astronaut Training The MIT Way ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT have found a new way to train astronauts extensively that could streamline the lengthy training process. Scientists in the Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) administered standard cognitive spatial tests to 50 astronauts and compared the results with the astronauts' performance in NASA's 30-hour Generic Robotics Training (GRT) course. All incoming astronauts must...

Hunger Hormone Prevents PTSD
2013-10-16 10:41:24

Michael Harper or redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say drugs created to suppress appetite may also be effective in preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At the heart of the research is ghrelin, what many refer to as the “hunger hormone.” When this hormone was found to trigger appetite in humans, many drug manufacturers set about creating drugs to block the biochemical as a way to prevent obesity. Yet as...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.