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2014-02-25 23:28:16

InfoMotion Sports Technologies is again sponsoring the Interactive Room at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference from February 28 through March 1. The company is debuting new features to the award-winning 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball and its technology, giving attendees the opportunity to get hands on with the 94Fifty and learn about what is new. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 InfoMotion Sports Technologies (http://www.infomotionsports.com) is again sponsoring the Interactive Room...

2014-02-24 23:23:22

GeriJoy recently hosted a webinar discussing its research at MIT about technology adoption in senior care. The company, which complements traditional caregiving services with virtual companionship and oversight, announced that it will be hosting follow-up webinars, including two on March 5, 2014 to demonstrate how GeriJoy's own technology-based service can help both formal and family caregivers. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Today, GeriJoy made available the recording of its...

Quasars Could Be Used To Test Bell's Theorem
2014-02-21 11:59:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers writing in the journal Physical Review Letters are proposing an experiment that could test Bell’s theorem. According to the scientists, the experiment could test the 50-year-old theorem to determine whether our universe is based on textbook laws of classical physics or less-tangible probabilities of quantum physics. Physicist John Bell wrote in 1964 that if the universe is based on classical physics, the...

Robotics Innovation On The Rise
2014-02-21 05:13:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google’s acquisition of eight robotics companies, including MIT spinout Meka Robotics, has led some experts to believe we may be on the cusp of a robotics revolution. Co-founded in 2006 by Aaron Edsinger and Jeff Weber, Meka was an early creator of “compliant” humanoid robots that now work safely alongside humans in everyday environments from factories to research labs. Meka’s sophisticated robotics hardware includes...

2014-02-19 23:21:26

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce that Olafur Eliasson, 2014 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT recipient, will be at MIT on March 12­-14, 2014 to accept the prestigious honor. A distinctive feature of the award­­ beyond the $100,000 prize, public programs and gala ­­is a residency in which the artist interacts with MIT students, faculty and staff in a range of academic disciplines on campus. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February...

2014-02-19 12:31:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expect Labs has been identified as one of 2014's 50 Smartest Companies in MIT Technology Review's annual list of the world's most innovative technology companies. Expect Labs has pioneered the field of anticipatory computing with its MindMeld App, and most recently, its MindMeld API: the world's first context-driven developer platform and cloud-based service. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120911/SF71819LOGO) The honorees are...

2014-02-18 12:27:04

New book by the composer of Assassin's Creed Liberation, The Da Vinci Code and Speed Racer video games CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, one of America's largest university presses, has published A Composer's Guide to Game Music ($29.95) by Winifred Phillips. As an award-winning composer of video game music, Phillips provides a comprehensive, practical guide that leads an aspiring video game composer from acquiring the...

2014-02-18 08:27:08

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review publishes its annual 50 Smartest Companies list, highlighting the world's most innovative technology companies. The honorees are nominated by MIT Technology Review's editors, who look for companies that have demonstrated original and valuable technology over the last year, are bringing that technology to market at significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors. The companies on...

2014-02-14 04:22:53

MIT's H@cking Medicine Program Will Deliver Technology Platform for Global Genes(TM) to Provide Novel Tools to Help Physicians Speed Diagnosis of Rare Disease Patients CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnosis is one of the most challenging problems faced by rare disease patients and caregivers. The Shire Rare Disease Impact Report found that it takes an average of 7.6 years for rare disease patients in the US to receive a proper diagnosis, with 2-3 misdiagnoses...

MIT Develops Unprecedented System That Lets Robots Work Together
2014-02-13 08:59:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT have developed a new system that combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots or other “multiagent systems” to collaborate in extraordinary ways. Due to the difficulty of designing control programs for “multiagent systems” – groups of robots or networks of devices with different functions – engineers have typically restricted themselves to scenarios in which reliable information about...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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