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How Technology Is Changing the Future of Higher Education

Labs test artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other innovations that could improve learning and lower costs for Generation Z and beyond.
Tags: News, Artificial Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Boise State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Colleges and Universities, Institute for the Future, Virtual Reality (Computers, University Innovation Alliance

What You Should Do to Find Out About Rapid Prototyping Before You Get Left Behind

. {display:none !important;} .ezoic-ad {min-height: 10px !important;} .tagdiv-type iframe {display:none !important;} The world is moving at a very fast pace and with the changes in manufacturing techniques and processes, it’s easy to get blindsided. This brief guide to Rapid Prototyping will help you stay in the loop. The year is 2020 and many industries, countries and fields of endeavor are experiencing changes that are occurring at a dizzying pace. It’s almost a blink-and-you’ll...
Tags: Business, Technology, Hall, Rapid Prototyping, Thomas Edison, Right Now, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Neil Gershenfeld, Ted Hall, Sheet Lamination Digital Light Processing DLP, ShopBotTools, Ponoko Wellington New Zealand

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

Iowa Breakdown Reveals Broken Election Technology Ecosystem

(Bloomberg) -- The chaos at the Iowa caucus has been blamed on a small startup called Shadow Inc., but what happened this week is also emblematic of wider problems plaguing the world of election technology.It’s hard to get sophisticated technology companies to build such technology because most buyers have small budgets, and disappear after Election Day. In a four-year presidential election cycle, one campaign’s killer app is woefully obsolete by the next. So political parties and campaigns ofte...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Washington, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Clinton, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Andrew Martin, California Institute of Technology, Democratic National Committee

Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices

Stacking ultrathin complex oxide single-crystal layers allows researchers to create new structures with hybrid properties and multiple functions. Now, using a new platform developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchers will be able to make these stacked-crystal materials in virtually unlimited combinations.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, University of Wisconsin Madison

Accion Systems raises $11M for tiny ion engines, with Boeing HorizonX Ventures playing a lead role

Boeing HorizonX Ventures has teamed up with Shasta Ventures to lead an $11 million Series B investment round for Accion Systems, a pioneer in developing miniaturized ion propulsion systems for satellites in space. This isn't the first time Boeing and Shasta have announced investments in Accion, which was spun out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014. Shasta led a $7.5 million Series A round in 2016, and Boeing HorizonX led a $3 million venture round in 2018. Accion says it ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Boeing, Defense Department, Shasta, Shasta Ventures, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Accion Systems, Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Airbnb quietly acquired Koko, an AI-powered content moderation startup, in 2018 as it looked to avoid the pitfalls faced by social media platforms around toxic content

In November 2018, Airbnb quietly acquired Koko, an AI-powered startup used by companies like Pinterest, Kik, and Tumblr "to identify bad actors and damaging content." Airbnb made the purchase around the time Facebook and other social media companies started facing increased scrutiny around efforts to police content. As Airbnb's platform approached six million listings, it too was looking for a way to more quickly and efficiently identify things hate speech and posts about self-harm. Koko initi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, Mit, Airbnb, Tumblr, Koko, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Morris, Facebook YouTube Twitter, Robert Morris, Pinterest Tumblr, Pinterest Kik, Kik Koko, Fraser Kelton Kareem Kouddous

Gravity: We Might Have Been Getting It Wrong This Whole Time (slashdot)

Motoko Kakubayashi, from the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, writes via Physicists have been looking for laws that explain both the microscopic world of elementary particles and the macroscopic world of the universe and the Big Bang at its beginning, expecting that such fundamental laws should have symmetry in all circumstances. However, last year, two physicists found a theoretical proof that, at the most fundamental level, nature does not respect symm...
Tags: News, Tokyo, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Kavli Institute, BeauHD, Motoko Kakubayashi, Hirosi Ooguri, Daniel Harlow

Gravity: We Might Have Been Getting It Wrong This Whole Time

Motoko Kakubayashi, from the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, writes via Physicists have been looking for laws that explain both the microscopic world of elementary particles and the macroscopic world of the universe and the Big Bang at its beginning, expecting that such fundamental laws should have symmetry in all circumstances. However, last year, two physicists found a theoretical proof that, at the most fundamental level, nature does not respect symm...
Tags: Tokyo, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Kavli Institute, Motoko Kakubayashi, Hirosi Ooguri, Daniel Harlow

Spacewalking Astronauts Plug Leak, Finish Fixing Detector Outside the International Space Station

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, completing a series of complex repairs to give the instrument new life. The $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer could resume its hunt for elusive antimatter and dark matter by midweek. Team members around the world expressed relief as NASA’s Andrew Morgan and Italy’s Luca Parmitano wrapped up work on the spectrometer. It was their fourth and final ...
Tags: Space, News, Uncategorized, Ap, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Italy, Cern, Morgan, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Meir, Mission Control, Andrew Morgan, Christina Koch, European Organization for Nuclear Research

Flood risk data to be made publicly available to shed light on housing impacts

First Street Foundation, a non-profit climate research organization, will share flood risk data with both academic researchers and the general public.
Tags: Data, Industry News, News Brief, Regulations, Austin, First Street Foundation, Flooding, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Matthew Eby, University of Texas

Harvard professor Lessig sues NY Times for 'clickbait defamation' over Jeffrey Epstein story

A prominent Harvard Law School professor sued The New York Times on Monday, claiming it engaged in "clickbait defamation" by falsely suggesting he once approved of accepting donations from the late accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Lawrence Lessig said the Times published an article headlined "A Harvard Professor Doubles Down: If You Take Epstein's Money, Do It In Secret" last Sept. 14 with reckless disregard for its truth. The Times article was published six days after Lessig wrote an ess...
Tags: News, Harvard, New York Times, The Times, Times, Lessig, Ny Times, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Media Lab, Joichi Ito, Jeffrey Epstein Lawrence Lessig

MIT Report Finds That Jeffrey Epstein Donated $850,000 to MIT Media Lab, Professor Seth Lloyd

Disgraced financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $850,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, per a university investigation that has found ex-MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito and mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd solicited the contributions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Mit, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MIT Media Lab, Jeffrey Epstein, Seth Lloyd, Joichi Ito

Epstein Donated $850,000 to MIT, Visited 9 Times After Sex Crime Conviction: Report

(BOSTON) — Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated more than $700,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times after being convicted of sex crimes in 2008, according to new findings from a law firm hired to investigate Epstein’s ties with the elite school. The report finds that some senior leaders at MIT approved Epstein’s donations but demanded that they be kept out of the public spotlight in an attempt to protect the school’s reputation. Many...
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Jeffrey Epstein Gave $850,000 to M.I.T., and Administrators Knew

The university investigated its history with Mr. Epstein after Joichi Ito, the face of its prominent Media Lab program, acknowledged receiving money from the convicted sex offender.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, Philanthropy, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Joi, ITO, Jeffrey E (1953-, Joichi Ito

MIT Engineers Create Laser Ultrasounds That Can Look Inside Your Body Without You Even Feeling It

Engineers at MIT have come up with a new approach to medical imaging that is both non-invasive and hands-off the patient. Using lasers, they can peer beneath the surface of the skin without any physical contact required, improving upon the limitations of equipment like ultrasound machines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medical, Research, Mit, Lasers, Ultrasound, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Medical imaging

The BBC's 1992 TV Show About VR, 3D TVs With Glasses, and Holographic 3D Screens

dryriver writes: 27 years ago, the BBC's "Tomorrow's World" show broadcasted this little gem of a program [currently available on YouTube]. After showing old Red-Cyan Anaglyph movies, Victorian Stereoscopes, lenticular-printed holograms and a monochrome laser hologram projected into a sheet of glass, the presenter shows off a stereoscopic 3D CRT computer display with active shutter glasses. The program then takes us to a laboratory at Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, where a supercomputer ...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Bbc, Mit, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Back To the Future: the Original Time Crystal Makes a Comeback

sciencehabit writes: Like vinyl records, the strange concept of a time crystal is spinning back into fashion. In 2012, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist proposed that the properties of a system of quantum particles might cycle in time much as a crystal's pattern of atoms repeats in space, even without the addition of energy, making it a bit like perpetual motion machine. But others soon proved a "no-go theorem" that said such a thing was impossible -- and replaced it with a less fantastical defini...
Tags: Tech, Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Frank Wilczek

Fish simulations provide new insights into energy costs of swimming

A new computational analysis suggests that maximizing swimming speeds while minimizing energy costs depends on an optimal balance between a fish's muscle dynamics and the way its size, shape, and swimming motion affect its movement through water. Grgur Tokic and Dick Yue of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology.
Tags: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Grgur Tokic, Dick Yue

This robot relies on human reflexes to keep its balance

As much as we’d like to think that we’re entering an era of autonomous robots, they’re actually still pretty helpless. To keep them from falling down all the time, a human’s fast reflexes could be the solution. But the human has to feel what the robot is feeling — and that’s just what these researchers are testing. Bipedal robots are excellent in theory for navigating human environments, but naturally are more prone to falling than quadrupedal or wheeled robots. Although they often have sophisti...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Mit, Robots, Pacific Rim, Robotics, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Ramos, Fukushima Dai, Sangbae Kim, Tohoku Japan, University of Illinois Champaign, Robot Jox, Bipedal Robots

APNewsBreak: State investigating MIT lab radiation complaint

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials are looking into allegations that workers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology laboratory may have been exposed to radioactive materials. The state Department of Public Health said in a letter earlier this month that it has opened an investigation into “radiation safety and compliance” at Massachusetts Institute of […]
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MIT Researchers Taught Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners

Researchers at MIT are helping autonomous cars deliver on the promise of safer roads with a new trick that lets driverless vehicles see around corners to pre-emptively spot other vehicles or moving hazards that human drivers would never see coming.Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Cars, Research, Mit, Autonomous Vehicles, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Shadowcam, MIT Researchers Taught Autonomous Cars

Troubled M.I.T. Media Lab Food Project Closes, for Now

M.I.T. has mostly shut down the project known as OpenAg. It had been accused of misleading sponsors and the public.
Tags: Food, News, Research, Harper, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MIT Media Lab, Caleb, Agriculture and Farming, Laboratories and Scientific Equipment

Google’s Sycamore beats top supercomputer to achieve ‘quantum supremacy’

Sycamore is a quantum computer that Google has spent years developing.Like traditional computers, quantum computers produce binary code, but they do so while utilizing unique phenomena of quantum mechanics.It will likely be years before quantum computing has applications in everyday technology, but the recent achievement is an important proof of concept. None A quantum computer developed by Google achieved "quantum supremacy" after taking 200 seconds to solve a complex problem that the company...
Tags: Google, Computers, Physics, Tennessee, Innovation, Oliver, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, William Oliver, Hartmut Neven, Ben Chiaro, Martinis Group, Science Daily This, Brooks Foxen

Here Comes Generation Alpha: What PR Pros Need to Know About the World’s Next Age Group

Do you know anyone under 9? They represent the world’s next age group: “Generation Alpha,” the demographic after Generation Z. Born between 2010 and 2025 to millennial and Gen Z parents, the Alpha Generation’s first members are beginning to emerge as consumers as they enter middle school. Here’s what communicators need to know about this key, emerging group: Understanding the generation The Alpha Generation will be one of the smallest generations, based on birthrate, compared with ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Minneapolis, China, Marketing, Siri, Pr, Lego, United States, San Diego, DuPont, Alexa, Comscore, Sherry Turkle, Thought Leadership, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Elite MBA Programs Report Steep Drop In Applications

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Applications to some of America's most elite business schools fell at a steeper rate this year, as universities struggled to attract international students amid changes to immigration policies and political tensions between the U.S. and China. The declines affected some of the nation's top-rated programs, with Harvard University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others, all reporting larger ...
Tags: China, America, Tech, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Graduate Management Admission Council, Harvard University Stanford University

MIT engineers tested Leonardo da Vinci's bridge design. Here's how it held up

In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a design for what would have been the world's longest bridge at the time -- 280 meters (918.6 feet). Although the bridge itself was never built, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have tested the design to see if it would work.
Tags: Cnn, Mit, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Leonardo da Vinci

The Latest: Juggling marriage, kids and Nobel-winning work

Nobel Economics Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they're just like any other married couple trying to juggle kids and work. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have two children ages 5 and 7. Duflo told a news conference Monday at MIT in Cambridge that her kids "believe they are the center of the universe, and they don't accept kitchen table conversation" about weighty matters like economics.
Tags: News, Mit, Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, Duflo

The Latest: Economics Nobel winners are married couple

It turns out that economics laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee are a married couple. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where both have worked closely together for years, confirms they wed. The couple won on Monday along with Michael Kremer of Harvard University for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty.
Tags: News, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Kremer