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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


Nobel Prize: Economists who study poverty win award

Banerjee and Duflo are both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while Kremer is at Harvard University.
Tags: Finance, Article, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Kremer, FBN, Ken Martin, BANERJEE, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Duflo, Fox-business/markets/economy, 31f45e69-8f76-5170-9efd-655b114107aa




MIT reviews partnerships with blacklisted Chinese tech firms

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is reviewing relationships with Chinese artificial intelligence companies hit with a U.S. export ban. The U.S. Commerce Department this week blacklisted 28 Chinese organizations, including AI firms SenseTime and iFlytek which have research partnerships with MIT. The Trump administration says the organizations have been implicated in […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Mit, Trump, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge Mass, U S Commerce Department, SenseTime


MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel (gizmodo)

Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it…Read more... [Author: Andrew Liszewski]
Tags: News, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci, Andrew Liszewski


MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel

Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Mit, Architecture, Engineering, Bridges, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci


Andreessen Horowitz just promoted a VC rising star to figure out how software will transform healthcare. Here are the top 3 areas she plans to invest in.

Andreessen Horowitz is going deeper into investing in companies that could change the way healthcare is paid for and delivered. As part of the firm's bio fund, it's promoted Julie Yoo to general partner, joining general partners Jorge Conde and Vijay Pande.  It's happening at a time when companies are betting that technology will be key to building a better insurance company or primary care provider.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. The venture capital firm with the tagline "software is...
Tags: US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Caribbean, Business Insider, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Conde, Vijay Pande, Yoo, Jorge Conde, Kyruus, Devoted Health, Julie Yoo, Yoo Yoo


MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the US

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reviewing the university’s relationship with SenseTime, one of eight Chinese tech companies placed on the U.S. Entity List yesterday for their alleged role in human rights abuses against Muslim minority groups in China. An MIT spokesperson told Bloomberg that “MIT has long had a robust export controls function that pays careful attention to export control regulations and compliance. MIT will review all existing relationships with organizati...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Human Rights, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Muslim, Cctv, Ai, Huawei, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, SenseTime


MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the U.S.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reviewing the university’s relationship with SenseTime, one of eight Chinese tech companies placed on the U.S. Entity List yesterday for their alleged role in human rights abuses against Muslim minority groups in China. A MIT spokesperson told Bloomberg that “MIT has long had a robust export controls function that pays careful attention to export control regulations and compliance. MIT will review all existing relationships with organizatio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Human Rights, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Muslim, Cctv, Ai, Huawei, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, SenseTime, Entity List


Tolerating Even More: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Improving Yeast Tolerance to Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Wouldn’t it be great if we could boost fermentation of high-toxicity biomass hydrolysates? Well, folks are working on this via enhanced biocatalytic tolerance. At the recent DOE BETO 2019 Project Peer Review, Felix Lam and Gregory Stephanopoulos from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shared how they are working on a yeast bioprocess that is tolerant to wide concentration range of inhibitor cocktails, how this will increase scale via wider diversity of biomass and pretreatment processes, and...
Tags: 8-slide Guide, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Gregory Stephanopoulos, DOE BETO, Felix Lam, Lignocellulosic Feedstocks


Millions of Dollars From US University Endowments, Foundations and Retirement Plans Have Helped Fund Two Billion-Dollar Chinese Facial Recognition Startups

An anonymous reader shares a report: Princeton University and the US's largest public pension plan are among a number of stateside organizations funding technology behind the Chinese government's unprecedented surveillance of some 11 million people of Muslim ethnic minorities. Since 2017, Chinese authorities have detained more than a million Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in political reeducation camps in the country's northwest region of Xinjiang, identifying them, in part, with fac...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, China, US, Tech, Beijing, Marco Rubio, Xinjiang, Princeton University, Communist Party, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, BuzzFeed News, Rockefeller Foundation, SenseTime, Megvii, US University Endowments Foundations


Nuclear power is not the answer in a time of climate change

In November 2018, the Woolsey Fire scorched nearly 100,000 acres of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, destroying forests, fields and more than 1,500 structures, and forcing the evacuation of nearly 300,000 people over 14 days. It burned so viciously that it seared a scar into the land that's visible from space. Investigators determined that the Woolsey Fire began at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a nuclear research property contaminated by a partial meltdown in 1959 of its failed Sodium Reac...
Tags: Sweden, Climate Change, California, Germany, Environment, US, Los Angeles, Ukraine, Nasa, Earth, Harvard University, Innovation, Solar Energy, Denmark, Wind Energy, Chernobyl


Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who peered at particles and saw the universe, dies at 89

Murray Gell-Mann, who transformed physics with his preternatural ability to find hidden patterns among the tiny particles that make up the universe, earning a Nobel Prize, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 89. Jenna Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, announced his death. Much as atoms can be slotted into the rows and columns of the periodic table of the elements, Gell-Mann found a way, in 1961, to classify...
Tags: New York, News, Scotland, Berlin, Sport, Earth, Vienna, Soccer, Obituaries, Galicia, Yale, Jaguar, University Of Chicago, New Mexico, Bronx, Pasadena


Myneral.me wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 36 hours to work on their projects. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regulars. Some of them slept on the floor in a corner, while others drank too much Red Bull. We could a...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Usa, UK, New York, Developer, France, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, CSR, Bloomberg, Hack, Paris, Rakuten, Hackathon


DNA Script picks up $38.5 million to make DNA production faster and simpler

DNA Script has raised $38.5 million in new financing to commercialize a process that it claims is the first big leap forward in manufacturing genetic material. The revolution in synthetic biology that’s reshaping industries from medicine to agriculture rests on three, equally important pillars. They include: analytics — the ability to map the genome and understand the function of different genes; synthesis — the ability to manufacture DNA to achieve certain functions; and gene editing — the ...
Tags: TC, Sofinnova Partners, Biology, California, Dna, Tech, Nature, United States, Harvard University, Paris, Healthcare, Cambridge, Berkeley, University Of California, Crispr, Synthetic Biology


Does A City’s Beauty Translate Into A “Better” City? This Study Takes Up The Question

The study by Gerald A. Carlino of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Albert Saiz of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines the connection between a city’s beauty and key growth indicators. A raft of previous studies have found a connection between economic and population growth and urban amenities (a broad category ranging from parks to restaurants, art galleries, and museums). But this study takes a much closer look at the effects of beauty itself. – CityLab
Tags: Art, Issues, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Albert Saiz, 05.14.19, Gerald A Carlino


From 'Tetris' to 'Tomb Raider,' here are all 24 games that have made it into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

 In 2015, the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, opened the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame inductees are chosen for their long-lasting popularity, international appeal, and overall influence on pop culture. Every game inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame is hosted in The Strong Museum's interactive arcade exhibit, eGameRevolution. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While video games have become a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide...
Tags: Minnesota, Microsoft, Oregon, Halo, Trends, SIM, Tetris, Green, Sony, Nintendo, Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda, Sega, Hall of Fame, Tomb raider


Meet the TC Hackathon at Vivatech 2019 judges & hackmaster

In just three short days, some of the best hackers, coders, programmers and creative tech geniuses in the world will arrive in Paris to compete in the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 on 17-18 May. After the participants pour their heart, soul and skills into creating something amazing out of nothing, it will all come down to the judges. They’ll determine the best overall project of the hackathon — and select the one team that deserves to win the TechCrunch €5,000 grand prize. You deserve t...
Tags: TC, Europe, Usa, UK, New York, France, San Francisco, Events, Tech, CMO, Bloomberg, Paris, Rakuten, Hackathon, Point Nine Capital, Techcrunch Hackathon


MIT Solve targets $30 mln for fund

MIT Solve, an initiative of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is seeking to raise $30 million for its new philanthropic venture fund that focuses on early-stage entrepreneurs solving global challenges. Noubar Afeyan, founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering and MIT Corporation member, is committing up to $3 million to the fund. PRESS RELEASE CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — At its annual meeting today, MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that adva...
Tags: US, Trends, Mit, Un, Funds, Fund, Un Sustainable Development Goals, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Greater Boston, DAF, Noubar Afeyan, Global Challenges, Early Childhood Development, Rafael Reif, Afeyan, MIT Corporation


MIT Pranksters Cover Great Dome With Captain America Shield

Some students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology turned the Great Dome on campus into Captain America’s shield over the weekend. They managed to drape a dome-sized shield symbol over the structure; although how they did it remains unknown. h/t: abc13 The students involved in the “hack” said they did it to express their gratitude toward the movie series. “Avengers: Source
Tags: Design, America, Mit, Captain, Shield, Avengers, Inspirations, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Dome, Great Dome


Harvard, MIT receive $9 million for research on cannabis

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will share what’s being called the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects on the human brain. The $9 million gift from Charles Broderick, an alumnus of both universities, will be split evenly between researchers at Harvard Medical School and […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Harvard Medical School, Mass AP, Harvard MIT, Charles Broderick


MIT students pull off large-scale prank

To celebrate the release of "Avengers: Endgame," a group of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology covered the campus' iconic dome with a Captain America shield.
Tags: News, America, Mit, Stories, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


MIT pranksters cover dome with Captain America shield

To celebrate the release of "Avengers: Endgame," a group of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology covered the campus' iconic dome with a Captain America shield.
Tags: News, America, Stories, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


Angiotensin receptor blockers could improve response to cancer immunotherapy

A research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that combining a specialized version of an antihypertension drug with immune checkpoint blockers could increase the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies.
Tags: Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


Cover-up: Students deck out dome with Captain America shield

Student pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have struck again, drawing inspiration from America's hottest movie.
Tags: America, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


Cover-up: Students deck out dome with Captain America shield

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Student pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have struck again, this time drawing inspiration from America’s hottest movie. MIT students over the weekend draped the university’s signature Great Dome with a giant cloth version of Captain America’s red, white and blue shield. Their efforts drew a Twitter “Very cool!” from […]
Tags: Movies, News, America, Ap, Mit, Nation, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge Mass, Great Dome


Tumor-selective angiotensin blockers may improve response to cancer immunotherapy

A research team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that combining a specialized version of an antihypertension drug with immune checkpoint blockers could increase the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies.
Tags: Science, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


‘Merit-based’ immigration will make America poor again

If Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, David Perdue, R-Georgia, and Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, get their way, U.S. immigration rates will be sliced in half. They recently resurrected the RAISE Act, a bill instituting severe restrictions on both family sponsorship and refugee admissions. This law would move the United States toward a points-based immigration system, giving preference to immigrants with high-salary job offers, advanced degrees, and other attributes believed to constitute “merit.” While me...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, America, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, United States, Medicare, Nancy Pelosi, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Decatur, Economic Innovation Group, Decatur Georgia, Reason Foundation, Utica New York