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2014-02-05 12:25:16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MIT Press is pleased to announce the launch of the MIT Press BITS series. MIT Press BITS are short digital excerpts from books in selected areas of intellectual inquiry. The series launches with 50 BITS on subjects ranging from robotics to architecture, from psychoanalysis to game studies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/NE58872LOGO) BITS are carefully chosen from both classic MIT Press titles and recent releases. They are...

2014-01-30 23:27:59

The burden of providing constant oversight for elders with dementia is a primary driver toward the adoption of technology in senior care, according to research published today by GeriJoy, the provider of virtual senior care companions. The research is based on a set of focus groups recently conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with top executives in the Greater Boston senior care industry, and GeriJoy announced today the release of a complimentary report detailing...

See Through Screen MIT
2014-01-22 13:23:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT have designed a new type of see-through screen that could be used as a heads-up data display system. The new system, reported in the journal Nature Communications, adds wide angle viewing, simplicity and low cost to current transparent display systems. Some heads-up display systems can already be seen in cars, where the bottom of the windshield is used to display information like miles-per-hour. Heads-up display...

Nanotubes Solar Cells Heat And Light
2014-01-20 10:33:27

[ Watch the Video: Tapping The Sun's Energy In New Ways ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like a beautiful piece of music being played on an out-of-tune instrument, conventional photovoltaic material (PV) used to capture solar energy is slightly out of tune with natural sunlight. A new system being developed by researchers at MIT looks to correct this dissonance by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material that then radiates an optimal wavelength of...

2014-01-20 09:42:42

A new class of molecules called acyldepsipeptides — ADEPs — may provide a new way to attack bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics. Researchers at Brown and MIT have discovered a way to increase the potency of ADEPs by up to 1,200 times. Their findings appear in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. As concerns about bacterial resistance to antibiotics grow, researchers are racing to find new kinds of drugs to replace ones that are no longer effective. One...

2014-01-14 23:30:11

Depth of Expertise in Digital Conversion, Understanding of STM Publishing Cited as Reasons for Partnering with DCL New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry leader in organizing, converting and enhancing content into digital formats, announced today at Digital Book World that it is helping The MIT Press convert computer science textbooks into reflowable eBooks, making it easier to view the many highly complex charts, graphs and tables on digital...

2014-01-14 12:20:54

-- OEM Members include Honda, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover -- SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading a new effort to address the continuing challenge of driver distraction, global automotive supplier DENSO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab and Touchstone Evaluations have founded a consortium, Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction (AHEAD), that aims to develop new perspectives and methodologies for a holistic and objective...

2014-01-09 08:33:32

TradingScreen, MIT Club of New York, MIT Enterprise Forum NYC, and NYCPromise Launch $50,000 Contest to Promote Programmer Creativity, Diversity, and Literacy NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TradingScreen Inc. (TradingScreen), The MIT Club of New York, The MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC, and NYCPromise are proud to announce the launch of "Dream it. Code it. Win it.," a competition for student programmers. Dream It. Code It Win It. will award more than $50,000 in committed...

Ocean Ecosystem Affected By Powerful Internal Waves: Study
2014-01-09 06:08:08

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research on the ocean’s hidden waves was conducted in a lab and in the South China Sea. According to a January 8 report from MIT news, internal waves can be hundreds of feet tall and produce damaging effects to the climate and the ocean’s ecosystem. Experiments in laboratories and in the ocean have scientists claiming to have solved the mystery of what causes the largest internal waves in the world. The new findings,...

2014-01-07 16:23:21

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the latest issue of MIT Technology Review hits newsstands in the U.S. and worldwide. Leading an exceptional set of feature stories is the cover story: "Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods." In it, editor David Rotman examines the essential role of GMOs in ensuring that we can feed a growing population in a world whose climate continues to change. Genetically altered potatoes (video: http://techre.vu/18TcbE0),...