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New Technology May Allow People To Track How Their Data Is Used
2014-06-13 14:31:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Move over "Big Data" and "Internet of Things" there is a potential new buzzword or concept for 2014: "HTTP with Accountability." This is a new protocol that is being developed by researchers in the Decentralized Information Group (DIG) at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), which could provide transparency rather than obscurity when data moves online. The HTTP with Accountability (HTTPA) protocol...

2014-06-10 23:04:22

New Bitcoin ATM Location; Now 10 Local Merchants in Cambridge/Boston Accepting Bitcoin Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Liberty Teller, the company that launched the first bitcoin ATM in the USA, unveiled its latest bitcoin ATM in the heart of Kendall Square inside the MIT COOP retail store. The Liberty Teller machine allows customers to purchase bitcoin with cash in a matter of seconds. Chris Yim, Co-Founder of Liberty Teller, explains, “We are pleased to bring our bitcoin ATM to...

Brain Imaging Used To Identify Why ADHD Persists Into Adulthood
2014-06-10 14:25:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While about 11 percent of American school children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many outgrow the condition as they progress into adulthood. In an attempt to understand why some ADHD may persist into adulthood, MIT researchers used brain-imaging technology to identify key differences in a specific brain communication network that is active when the brain is awake and not focused on a specific task,...

2014-06-05 23:03:49

PubNub, the only scalable Realtime Network, today announced that Founder and CEO Todd Greene will speak at the upcoming MIT Technology Review Digital Summit taking place June 9-10 in San Francisco at the St. Regis Hotel. San Francisco (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 PubNub, the only scalable Realtime Network, today announced that Founder and CEO Todd Greene will speak at the upcoming MIT Technology Review Digital Summit taking place June 9-10 in San Francisco at the St. Regis Hotel. Todd will...

mit self folding robots
2014-05-31 05:06:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Inspired by origami, engineers at MIT have developed 3D printable robotic components capable of self-assembly when heated to certain temperatures. Two research papers presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Hong Kong this week described the latest evolution in the on-going pursuit of printable robots. The first paper identifies a system that can take digital specifications of a 3D shape and...

2014-05-29 23:13:15

Boston, MA’s very own Amit Mehta, Co-founder of Boston-Based Boost® Software INC, will be attending the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program. The program is being held at MIT by the Entrepreneur’s Organization for founders of companies that gross more than $1 million annually, and is limited to 65 attendees. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Amit Mehta, President and Co-Founder of Boston-based Boost Software INC, will be part of the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program Class of 2016....

2014-05-29 16:25:19

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MIT Technology Review announced its new subscription plan, MIT Technology Review Insider, today. The digital plan offers a three-level service giving readers an easier, better way to get even more of the technology news, research, and discoveries they want. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131106/DC11309LOGO Now, Insider subscribers get exclusive original research and breakthroughs from technology institutions around...

New Face Recognition Technology Produces Better Selfies
2014-05-29 12:42:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Photo-stylizing applications like Instagram allow users to quickly generate filtered images that can then be uploaded to social media, but these filters don’t produce the best results when it comes to selfies as the human face is made up of a range of textures and surfaces. MIT researchers have unveiled a solution to this issue by leveraging off-the-shelf face-recognition technology. The new method is scheduled for presentation at...

2014-05-21 08:29:24

Opening heralds Broad's second decade and commitment to Kendall Square CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard today celebrates the opening of a 375,000-square-foot research building at 75 Ames Street in Cambridge's Kendall Square. Mayor of Cambridge David Maher, as well as city and state representatives, will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Broad Institute officials and board members....

2014-05-20 08:40:39

CTO of leading benefits software company joins senior executives on Big Data, Analytics, and Insights Panel CHARLESTON, S.C., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, today announced that Chief Technology Officer Don Taylor will join other CIOs and senior IT executives as a featured panelist at the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. This premier event on May 21 will provide CIOs with high-level insight...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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