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5 books published in 2021 that MIT says to read if you in order to better understand the world

The list includes essays on investment, remote working, artificial intelligence, and vaccines.Getty Images/Margarita Shchipkova The books cover topics like investing, artificial intelligence, vaccines, and new ways of working. They've been written by experts in their field, like economist Daron Acemoglu. They provide an insight into what has changed in recent years and what the future may hold. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has compiled a small list of the top books publishe...
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5 books published in 2021 that MIT says you must read if you want to understand the world better

The list includes essays on investment, remote working, artificial intelligence, and vaccines.Getty Images/Margarita Shchipkova The books cover topics like investing, artificial intelligence, vaccines, and new ways of working. They've been written by experts in their field, like economist Daron Acemoglu. They provide an insight into what has changed in recent years and what the future may hold. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has compiled a small list of the top books publishe...
Tags: UK, Finance, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Mit, Healthcare, Nordic, MIT Media Lab, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BI International, Daron Acemoglu, Kate Darling, Tech Insider


'I have picked people up on the street': the secret life of architect Alvar Aalto

He built wild, magical buildings and furniture that is still thrilling today. But a new film suggests the celebrated Finn was also a domineering philanderer deeply indebted to his talented wivesWonky lumps of misshapen, scorched bricks burst from a block of student flats in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a warty look to the long wall that winds its way along the Charles River. “The lousiest bricks in the world,” is how Finnish architect Alvar Aalto described the local New England materials he ...
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Spam’s new frontier? Now even spinach can send emails

Scientists at MIT have taken the leafy greens online – in the hope they will be able to warn about explosivesName: Spinach.Age: About 2,000 years old, originating, it is said, in Persia. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Science, Technology, Email, Education, Vegetables, Mit, Computing, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Persia Continue


MIT's extremely precise new atomic clock can help detect dark matter

Scientists from MIT create a new, extremely precise atomic clock that uses quantum entanglement.The researchers employed ytterbium atoms and lasers for their technique. The wide-ranging applications of the accuracy of these clocks can aid in the search for dark matter and new physics. MIT scientists designed a new kind of atomic clock that is not only more precise, but can help detect dark matter and gravitational waves. The researchers hope that their new clock, which uses atoms in a state of ...
Tags: Technology, Mit, Physics, Innovation, Invention, Dark Matter, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Entanglement, Shu, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edwin Pedrozo Peñafiel, Pedrozo Peñafiel, Chi Shu, Vladan Vuletic, Vuletic


Powerful antibiotic discovered using machine learning for first time

Team at MIT says halicin kills some of the world’s most dangerous strainsA powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world has been discovered using artificial intelligence.The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds. Continue reading...
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Antibiotic that kills drug-resistant bacteria discovered through AI

Team at MIT says halicin kills some of the world’s most dangerous strainsA powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world has been discovered using artificial intelligence.The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds. Continue reading...
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Thomas Kuhn and the paradigm shift – Philosopher of the Month

Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–1996) was an American historian and philosopher of science best-known for his book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), which influenced social sciences and theories of knowledge. He is widely considered one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.Kuhn was born in in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Samuel Lewis Kuhn, an industrial engineer, and Minette Stroock Kuhn. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and PhD in physics from...
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Block party: scientists celebrate robot that can play Jenga

MIT researchers develop machine with physical skills needed to master children’s gameThe humble game of Jenga has become the latest human pursuit to fall to machines, scientists have announced.In what marks significant progress for robotic manipulation of real-world objects, a Jenga-playing machine can learn the complex physics involved in withdrawing wooden blocks from a tower through physical trial and error. Continue reading...
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Canada’s Trudeau visiting MIT to address tech gathering

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (troo-DOH’) is scheduled to speak at a gathering of tech entrepreneurs at MIT. Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials say Trudeau will visit campus Friday to headline the annual meeting of the school’s Solve initiative . The project connects tech entrepreneurs with leaders in government, business and […]
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MIT aims to spark innovation in Southeast Asia with its Global Startup Workshop

 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the world’s most hallowed educational institutions is turning its attention to Southeast Asia where it hopes to plant the seed of innovation among a new generation of potential entrepreneurs. That’s through MIT’s Global Startup Workshop (GSW), a 20-year-old conference on innovation and technology, which is headed back to… Read More
Tags: TC, Asia, Business, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Southeast Asia, Tech, Economy, Mit, Innovation, Bangkok, Structure, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Global Startup Workshop, Global Startup Workshop GSW


Shotgun shell: Google's AI thinks this turtle is a rifle

MIT researchers managed to confuse artificial intelligence into classifying a reptile as a firearm, posing questions about the future of AI securityIf it is the shape of a turtle, the size of a turtle, and has the patterning of a turtle, it’s probably a turtle. So when artificial intelligence confidently declares it’s a gun instead, something’s gone wrong.But that’s what researchers from MIT’s Labsix managed to trick Google’s object recognition AI into thinking, they revealed in a paper publishe...
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IBM and MIT partner on artificial intelligence research

BOSTON (AP) " IBM is planning to spend $240 million over the next decade to create an artificial intelligence research lab at MIT.Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday announced the formation of the new MIT-IBM Watson... [Author: [email protected]]
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Lessons from the fast lane: does this study prove car-pooling works?

When Jakarta ditched its controversial ‘three-in-one’ car-sharing rule many in the city expected the traffic to get better. It didn’t. A Harvard and MIT study analysed before-and-after Google traffic data to find out what happenedDriving in Jakarta at rush hour is something of a nightmare. The city’s 9.6 million population swells each work day with an additional 3.5 million people travelling in from outskirts, mostly by car or bus. Driving 25 miles from the suburb Bogor takes on average two hour...
Tags: Google, Technology, Indonesia, Environment, World news, US news, Mit, Cities, Harvard, Asia Pacific, Harvard University, Transport, City transport, Transport policy, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Green travel


Strobe lighting provides a flicker of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Exposure to flashing lights stimulates brain’s immune cells to clean up toxic proteins causing the disease, study findsStrobe lighting has been shown to reduce levels of the toxic proteins seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in findings that raise the tantalising possibility of future non-invasive treatments for the disease.The study, in mice, found that exposure to flickering light stimulated brain waves, called gamma oscillations, that are known to be disturbed in Alzheimer’s patients. Boosting this ...
Tags: Health, Science, Neuroscience, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Mental Health, Medical Research, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


District energy can accelerate the transition to a low carbon society

This piece is co-authored by Jens Ole Hansen, Global Market Director, Ramboll Energy How can you accelerate implementation of the Paris Climate Accord? That is the common theme of the side events at Cop22 Climate Conference in Morocco right now. One relatively simple - and cost-effective - answer is to make the world's energy systems more flexible, reliable and efficient with district energy. Because district energy is an approach that can be employed all over the world - with a global techno...
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HK set to promote Fintech

Financial Secretary John TsangInnovative technology is a proven driver of economic growth. It can help diversify our economy, expand employment opportunities, enhance competitiveness of industries as well as improve our quality of life. Cutting-edge technologies, such as big data analytics, AI, cloud computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics and whatnot, can kick-start new ideas, nurture start-ups and revitalise traditional industries. This is the reason why Government has been put...
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The MIT lab flushing out a city’s secrets

Researchers in Massachusetts are looking at ways to tackle public health issues by delving into the sewers. Luckily, a robot does all the dirty work…Here in this small room within the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, I am making the acquaintance of Luigi. As explorers go, he lacks charisma – not for him a winning smile, witty catchphrase and firm handshake. But then, Luigi isn’t your typical pioneer. He’s a robot. And it isn’t curios he collects. It’s sewage.At first take,...
Tags: Health, Science, Massachusetts, Society, US news, Mit, Cities, Chemistry, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Luigi, James Dyson, Copenhagen, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Moma


UK universities top for maths and English in world rankings by subject

According to QS league table, British institutions provide world-leading courses in eight of the 42 subjects listedUK universities have come out on top for mathematics and English in an international league table that ranks institutions by subject.According to the QS world university rankings by subject, published on Tuesday, UK institutions provide world-leading courses in eight of the 42 subjects featured, which puts them second – by quite a margin – only to the US. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Education, US, UK News, World news, Higher Education, University of Oxford, Mathematics, University of Cambridge, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Royal College of Art, English and creative writing, London School of Economics and Political Science


Welcome to the robot-based workforce: will your job become automated too?

From waitstaff to care companions and legal researchers, the future of the machine worker is here. But where does that leave humans “It’s pure magic,” Eatsa promises. At San Francisco’s first fully automated restaurant, meals appear in little glass cubbies, just 90 seconds after customers order and pay on wall-mounted iPads. It’s a human-less experience – no waitstaff, no cashier, no one to get your order wrong and no one to tip. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, California, San Francisco, Work & careers, Robots, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, ent and tourismHospitality, Event Managem


Nerve cell stimulation 'may recall memories' in Alzheimer's patients

Research on mice has shown signs of reversing memory loss by using light to activate cells and help to grow new connectionsMemories banished by Alzheimer’s can in theory be rescued by stimulating nerve cells to grow new connections, a study has shown.The research, conducted in mice, raises the possibility of future treatments that reverse memory loss in early stages of the disease. Scientists used a technique called optogenetics, which uses light to activate cells tagged with a special photo-sen...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Alzheimer's, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


MIT researchers turn waste gas into liquid fuel

Successful trial at a pilot plant in China using bacteria to convert exhaust emissions to oil will now be tested at a larger scale Turning the emissions of power stations, steel mills and garbage dumps into liquid fuels has been demonstrated by MIT researchers using engineered microbes. The process has been successfully trialled at a pilot plant in China and a much bigger facility is now planned. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Education, Climate Change, China, Environment, Renewable Energy, World news, Mit, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Travel and transport, Energy research, Biofuels, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


Deep Drumpf: the Twitter bot trying to out-Trump the Donald

MIT project uses artificial-intelligence algorithm to learn Republican frontrunner’s speech patterns before publishing ‘remarkably Trump-like statements’“OK, it’s amazing right now with Isis, I tell you what? I don’t want them to vote, the worst very social people. I love me.”Donald Trump may be a “really smart person” by his own estimation, but his speeches are now fuelling a really smart Twitter bot, which uses artificial-intelligence technology to copy the Republican frontrunner. Continue rea...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Isis, Technology, Internet, Neuroscience, US news, US politics, Computing, Artificial intelligence (AI), Consciousness, US elections 2016, Donald Trump, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Trump, Donald


This little-known state law promotes happy employees and innovative ideas

New MIT research shows a connection between a law that gives legal cover to CEOs who prioritize creativity and employee wellbeing, and an increase high quality patentsFor years, the idea that the main goal of a company is to increase the wealth of its shareholders has held sway in boardrooms across the country. The trouble is, as the subprime meltdown demonstrated, short term profits often come with a long term price. Companies that focus all their attention on quarterly profits – instead of inn...
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Marvin Minsky obituary

Pioneer of artificial intelligence researchMarvin Minsky, who has died aged 88, was a pioneer of artificial intelligence. In 1958 he co-founded the Artificial Intelligence Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Subsequently known as the AI Lab, it became a mecca for artificial intelligence research.His published works included Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence (1960), a manifesto that profoundly shaped AI in its earliest days, and Society of Mind (1985), which postulated ...
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MIT students win competition to design Elon Musk's Hyperloop travel system

Student engineers win right to build and test concept for high-speed ground transport tubes at new track to be built next to SpaceX headquartersMIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’s idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed. Related: Elon Musk: Tesla cars will be able to cross US with no driver in two years Continue reading...
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Hyperloop: MIT students win contest to design Elon Musk's 700mph travel pods

Student engineers win right to build and test concept for high-speed ground transport tubes at new track to be built next to SpaceX headquartersMIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’s idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed. Related: Elon Musk: Tesla cars will be able to cross US with no driver in two years Continue reading...
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Microsoft Open Sources Its Machine Learning Toolkit

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has this week made its Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit (DMTK) openly available to the developer community. Researchers at the Microsoft Asia lab have released the toolkit on GitHub under an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) license, to encourage the use of multiple computers in parallel to solve complex problems. Its design builds on a parameter server-based programming framework, which allows big data machine learning tasks to be easily scale...
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Alphabet-owned company aims to build robots that rival humans and animals

Boston Dynamics, the robot company owned by Alphabet (formerly known as Google), has invented robots that can go ‘anywhere a soldier might go’Boston Dynamics, the robot company owned by Alphabet, the company formerly known as Google, has taken on a new challenge: the great outdoors.In a video released this week, Mark Raibert, the founder of the company, showed the latest iteration of its Atlas robot going for a walk – more of a stomp, really – through the woods. Continue reading...
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Lego: can this most analogue of toys really be a modern urban planning tool?

Lego wants to be taken seriously by architects, urban planners, even MIT. Can these pricey kids’ toys teach us how to build better cities, or is it all just brand hype?Quiz: Can you identify the cities from these Lego landmarks?One September day in 2005, the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson set up a few tables in a bustling downtown square in Tirana and unloaded three tonnes of Lego bricks. The Copenhagen-born, Berlin-based artist, known for his enormous, immersive installations – he once installed...
Tags: Toys, Design, Education, Berlin, Life and style, Lego, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Nintendo, Harry Potter, Barbie, Tate Modern, Copenhagen, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Tirana