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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...

2014-05-19 16:26:44

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Equinix chief information officer Brian Lillie will present with other leading CIOs at a keynote panel entitled "Leading the Digital Enterprise" at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The panel will take place from 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 21, at the MIT Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, MA....

Neural Activity Of Living Brains Captured Using Novel 3D Video
2014-05-19 15:02:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna in Austria have devised an imaging method that shows neural action throughout the minds of living creatures. This technique, the very first that can create 3D videos of complete brains with the millisecond timescale, could help professionals understand how neuronal networks absorb sensory data and produce behavior, according to a new report published in the journal Nature Methods....

3d glasses
2014-05-19 05:36:04

Garrett Staas for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world of 3-D home theater has slowly expanded over the last decade with many attempts to try and bring a real world environment and feel to televisions. Although it may not be fully achieved just yet, MIT Media Lab researchers are inching closer to an experience that will allow the viewer to move into different positions throughout the room and gain a completely different perspective from the other. The MIT researchers —...

2014-05-15 12:43:33

Erik Brynjolfsson, Morris, Others To Discuss Wrenching Change From Business Digitization CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NuoDB, Inc., the leader in webscale distributed database technology, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder, Barry Morris, will speak at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium as a member of the "Big Data, Analytics and Insights" panel on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140515/87949) The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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