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  1. For Driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    ... of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking people worldwide how they think a robot car should handle such life-or-death decisions. Their goal is not just for ...

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  2. AI can have trouble recognizing diversity and MIT research is finding out whyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Digital Trends

    Computers and robots can be biased too and it likely stems from the majority-focused photos used to train them. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are helping to pinpoint why facial recognition software is not accurate across all races - and the issue likely stems from both recycled code and a Caucasian-dominated computer engineering field.

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  3. Remembering Jeff BelluschiRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Portland Architecture

    ... the Equitable Building. In the 1950s, Belluschi began a 15-year stint heading the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's architecture school, which also brought a string of commissions in other cities, most notably the Pan Am building in New York ...

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  4. About intellectuals and climate alarmismRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NorCalBlogs

    In the early seventies, the world must have looked frightening to Dennis Meadows and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when they dealt with limits to growth. This was the title of their study, which was released in 1972 and which has become known as "The Report to the Club of Rome".

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  5. New 3D Graphene Structure Is Strongest and Lightest Material in the WorldRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Plastics Engineering

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new graphene material that is one of the strongest in the world while also being lightweight in form. MIT researchers have designed the lightweight material by taking small flakes of graphene, previously considered one of the strongest forms of material in the world, and compressing and fusing them into a mesh-like structure that not only retains the material's strength but the graphene remains porous.

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  6. Chinese Drama Company Announces U.S. Office, New ProductionRead the original story

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    The world is watching Chinese-U.S. relations on the eve of a Donald Trump presidency. Following Trump's recent meeting with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, extended Sino-U.S. cultural exchanges and the rise of Chinese tech companies like Huawei and Xiaomi, one Chinese drama studio is hoping to build on global cultural exchanges by introducing its groundbreaking high tech theater experiences to U.S. audiences.

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  7. U.S. Crop Harvests Could Suffer with Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Scientific American

    ... and population increase, said Erwan Monier, a principal research scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. "If there's no more water available for irrigation, the question ...

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  8. The big contradiction in how the worlda s most powerful people think about its futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... Microsoft CafA , the Palantir Pavilion. Erik Brynjolfsson, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, foretells a world in which robots can see as well as humans and converse fluently in human language. "It takes some ...

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  9. Ronald Probstein Celebrated by Marquis Who's Who for 70 Years of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 24-7 Press Release

    ... industry experience, Dr. Probstein is uniquely qualified for his position with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has served as a Ford professor of engineering emeritus since 1996. He started his career at New York University as a ...

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  10. Huston Smith, 97, author and explorer of faithsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston.com

    With his bestselling book "The Religions of Man," published in 1958 as he began teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Huston Smith introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to faiths they had never encountered, including practices he melded into the start of his own days. "I began with the Islamic morning prayer to Allah," he told Timothy Beneke in an interview included in 2012's "The Huston Smith Reader," recounting his morning rituals.

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  11. Fund created in honor of officer killed by marathon bombersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TheDay.Com

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: BOSTON - The family of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer killed by the Boston Marathon bombers is creating a new foundation in his name. Collier was shot to death by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan as they tried to flee the Boston area three days after the 2013 bombings.

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  12. For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Fulton Sun

    ... of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking people worldwide how they think a robot car should handle such life-or-death decisions. Their findings so far show ...

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  13. Rick Perry, Donald Trump's Pick for Secretary of Energy, Now...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Teen Vogue

    ... outgoing energy secretary, for example, chaired the physics department at the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and had worked with a nuclear particle accelerator before taking the position. In contrast, Vanity Fair reported that ...

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  14. Year in Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | jdsupra.com

    ... policies concerning clean energy that we covered in 2016. A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) built a working solar thermophotovoltaic device (STPV) that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically ...

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  15. Big data technique predicts 12% of unknown protein structuresRead the original story

    Thursday | Chemical and Engineering News

    ... first floated 20 years ago. Back then, Chris Sander, now at the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, proposed that protein homology - the fact that many different organisms have proteins evolved from a ...

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  16. FBI sued to release info on probe of Russia role in electionRead the original story

    Thursday | Washington Times

    ... disclosures about the investigations. In December, journalist Jason Leopold and Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctoral candidate Ryan Shapiro filed a similar FOIA lawsuit in an effort to force the FBI to disclose information on various ...

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  17. Tool to map gene's 'social network' sheds light on function, interactions and drug efficacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Science Blog

    Although the human genome has been mapped, many questions remain about how genes are regulated, how they interact with one another, and what function some genes serve. A new tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology distills the huge amount of genomic data into gene networks that can point to the function of genes, highlighting relationships between genes and offering insights into disease, treatment and gene analogs across species.

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  18. Monotype Joins the MIT Clear-IP Consortium as Founding MemberRead the original story

    Thursday | PressReleasePoint

    Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. today announced it has become a founding member of the Clear Information Presentation Consortium , a consortium created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab . Monotype and MIT have collaborated on research on the topic of typography and legibility in quick glance environments, researching topics such as the influence of typeface style, size, weight, width and line spacing, as well as polarity and ambient light on legibility.

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  19. What's new in productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | World Oil

    ... like battles, are fought by artillery," proclaimed a December 1884 article from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As one contemporaneous account noted, "The marksmanship at first was not very good, and as many shots glanced off the iron ...

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  20. Nominee Rick Perry is just finding out what Department of Energy doesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | NOLA.com

    ... secretary of the Department of Energy is Ernest J. Moniz, a former chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics department who also directed the linear accelerator at MIT's Laboratory for Nuclear Science. Before Moniz, there was ...

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