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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...

Curly Hair Physics
2014-02-13 08:08:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In animated films, the heroes and villains tend to be on opposite ends of the moral spectrum. Their hair, however, tends to be remarkably similar. It is usually rigid, or — if it moves at all — it is straight and swings to and fro, according to MIT researchers. An animated character with bouncy, curly hair is rare because computer animators don't have a simple mathematical means for describing it. You may soon notice a change in...

2014-02-12 08:35:36

Equity-based Crowdfunding Firm, PeoplesVC, levels the investment playing field by opening deals that have been exclusively the domain of high net-worth investors to the general public PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades the MIT Enterprise Forum, the preeminent organization of entrepreneurs in the global innovation economy, has been nurturing emerging technology startups. And for the past 80 years, 99% of Americans have been forbidden from investing in early...

Robot Can Help Speed Up Clinical Stroke Drug Trials
2014-02-12 06:55:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new robot developed by engineers at MIT could drastically reduce the time and cost associated with Phase III trials for stroke-related medications by approximately 70 percent, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the American Heart Association journal Stroke. “The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or aid in stroke recovery is a multibillion-dollar endeavor that only rarely pays off in the form of...

2014-02-11 08:28:50

New Attivio unified information access modules give more control to non-technical business users; simplify fine-precision content searches NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Predictive analytics is not reaching its full potential because companies are struggling to rapidly bring information sources together to make meaningful predictions. Today, Attivio eliminates the source integration challenge through the newest version of Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®), the leading unified...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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