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2014-05-05 12:25:51

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MIT Technology Review Events bring the media company's award-winning journalism to life through thought-provoking experiences, inviting attendees to probe deeper, examine data, and meet experts--hearing their opinions and discovering their work firsthand. The events attract the best and brightest senior-level business and technology leaders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140304/DC75889LOGO The Digital Summit, which will take...

2014-05-02 23:05:19

Cambridge Semantics is One of 10 Finalists for the 2014 Innovation Showcase Cambridge, Mass. (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 The 11th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has named Cambridge Semantics as one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Innovation Showcase for its Anzo software suite which offers cutting-edge Smart Data solutions that provides both strong value and innovation to enterprise IT. Cambridge Semantics will receive key exposure to many of the world’s most creative and influential IT...

2014-04-23 12:30:12

Fattah will also visit brain research centers at Boston University and MIT as part of his Neuroscience Initiative WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Neurotech Investing & Partnering Conference, this Thursday, April 24 in Boston, Massachusetts. Fattah will speak to more than 250 CEOs and business executives who are focused on developing...

2014-04-23 08:29:05

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review releases its 2013 list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies. Each year we identify ten technology developments that mark true milestones. The advances highlighted from the past 12 months all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131106/DC11309LOGO Jason Pontin,...

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2014-04-17 05:41:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time. According to the MIT and City University of New York (CUNY) scientists behind the research, being able to image the motions of the excitons directly could result in significant...

Nuclear Plants Could Withstand Tsunamis If Built For Life On The Sea
2014-04-16 12:56:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern-day nuclear power plants face two major issues: threats from natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and finding available real estate near a body of water that could be used for cooling. A concept being presented at the Small Modular Reactors Symposium this week in Washington, DC could solve both of those problems. According to experts from MIT, the University of Wisconsin, and nuclear plant construction company...

2014-04-16 12:23:41

Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman for leadership in clean energy WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73405 C3E Awards nominees will be evaluated on their clean energy leadership qualities and accomplishments, which should be...

2014-04-15 23:05:42

Company Selected from More Than 100 Companies for Its Innovative and Disruptive Approach to Solving the Lack of Security in Online File Sharing Marlborough, Mass. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Content Raven, the industry’s leading secure digital distribution platform provider for the enterprise, today announced it has been selected out of 100 companies to exhibit at the annual In-Now-Vation Technology Showcase, hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. As an exhibitor, Content Raven...

2014-04-11 12:22:46

Maureen Grieco joins team from MIT's Philanthropic Partnerships office. BOSTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (the EMK Institute) is proud to announce Maureen O. Grieco as Vice President of Development. As a member of the Institute's senior management team she will design and implement the organization's Fundraising Strategic Plan. Grieco has 10 years in managing major gift fundraising for large organizations. Most...

2014-04-11 10:55:02

New study puts a cost on 'round-tripping,' a method investors use to avoid the tax collector Tax evasion is widely assumed to be an eternal problem for governments — but how widespread is it? For the first time, a new study, co-authored by an MIT professor, has put a cost on a particular kind of tax evasion, known as "round-tripping," that the U.S. government has been trying to thwart. In round-tripping, U.S. investors move funds to offshore tax havens, then invest in U.S. equity and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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