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Algorithm generates origami folding patterns for any shape

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure.

New technique makes brain scans better

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) To help scientists take advantage of huge numbers of low-quality patient brain scans, a team of MIT researchers has devised a way to boost the quality of these MRI scans so that they can be used for large scale studies of how strokes affect different people.

MIT accelerator Play Labs announces class of 13 AR/VR startups

Play Labs, a summer accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced its first batch of 13 startups that are developing augmented reality and virtual reality technology. The focus of the startups will be to develop “playful tech” in a variety of industries. The initial companies are focused on AR and VR, as well […]

Computer scientists repurpose laparoscopy video for medical training

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new system that can efficiently search through hundreds of hours of video for events and visual features that correspond to a few training examples. Show More Summary

How cells combat chromosome imbalance

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT biologists have now identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate genetically imbalanced cells from the body.

Lectures tackle global poverty, ocean acidification

Amy Smith, senior lecturer and director of D-Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room at Falmouth Public Library at 3 PM on Wednesday, June 21. D-Lab works with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global poverty challenges. The program’s mission […]

Chomsky: Republicans ‘The Most Dangerous Organization In History,’ And ‘Racism’ Was Behind Trump Win

During a recent interview with the BBC, Noam Chomsky, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that the United States Republican Party is “the most dangerous organization in human history.” Once voted the world’s top intellectual in a worldwide poll, Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in history. Show More Summary

MIB: Daron Acemoglu on the Importance of Institutions

Daron Acemoglu, is the Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal, and is co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Show More Summary

Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT neuroscientists have found that dyslexic children from lower income families responded much better to a summer reading program than children from a higher socioeconomic background. Using MRI...Show More Summary

Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Tropical peatlands have been disappearing fast due to clear-cutting and drainage projects. Now, new research from MIT shows peatlands face another threat, as climate change alters rainfall patterns, potentially destroying much of what remains and turning these carbon sinks into net carbon sources.

Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has come up with a new approach to complex computations, using light instead of electricity. The approach could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of such learning systems.

MIB: Daron Acemoglu, MIT Prof, Bates Medal Winner

Daron Acemoglu, is the Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal, and is co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Show More Summary

In MIT speech, Tim Cook says Apple offered him a 'higher purpose'

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday delivered the 2017 commencement address for students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which he claimed that joining Apple gave him fundamental meaning in his life.

Apple’s Tim Cook may have taken a subtle dig at Facebook in his MIT commencement speech

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

Apple chief executive Tim Cook appeared to make a veiled swipe at Facebook on Friday as he spoke to new graduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Addressing the Class of 2017, Cook emphasized the importance of baking humanity into every decision and project, particularly when it came to technology. While tech has made the […]

Tim Cook's advice to MIT grads

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and said tech needs to be guided by human values. He warned, "Sometimes the very technology that is meant to connect us, divides us."

Apple CEO to MIT grads: Tech without values is worthless

Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

Tim Cook says ‘tech should serve humanity, not the other way around’ as machine learning advances

2 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Following this week’s major WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook has traveled to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology to deliver the commencement address for the class of 2017 today. During his visit, Cook offered a brief interview with the MIT Technology Review. more…

Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT

Apple CEO Tim Cook is delivering the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shares photos from MIT tour ahead of commencement speech

Apple chief Tim Cook on Thursday shared photos from a tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he's scheduled to deliver a commencement address on Friday.

MIT gets $140 million donation from anonymous alumnus

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a $140 million donation from a former student.

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