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Tech With MIT Roots Make Time’s Best Inventions List

  ‘Tis the season for a look at the “year’s best,” in categories ranging from books and film to innovations and inventions. Among TIME Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014 were ideas that also caught MIT SPECTRVM‘s eye during the year. WiTricity No more power bricks and tangled cords: Wireless power charging is coming to [...]
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Study: Industrial clusters fuel economies

New study shows clusters, across fields, help growth, jobs, and innovation.
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The Inverse Square

When You’re Right, You’re Right

No GG fanboi, me, I can’t find anything amiss with this statement: 140 characters (+/-) of truth. Then there’s this: I know.  Calling out Republican hypocrisy is akin to blaring Dog Bites Man above the fold, but still — I remain almost impressed by how thoroughly President Obama’s critics are so damn good at being […]
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New horizons for self-assembling materials

3-D-printable materials deform to change surface area, enabling curvature rather than rigid folding.
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MIT News Office

In one aspect of vision, computers catch up to primate brain

Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain.
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Joi Ito: In Praise of Rebellion, Failure, and Play

  Who cares what Joi Ito thinks? Lots of people, it seems—the head of the MIT Media Lab is a popular interviewee, speaker, and blogger who freely shares his opinions on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. Why do people care what Joi [...]
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Here's What Happens When Female MIT PhDs Do a Reddit AMA About Computer Science

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, three female PhD candidates from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory hosted a Reddit AMA. "We had done the AMA hoping to increase the visibility of female computer...
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Alum Books Podcast: New Bio Chronicles MIT’s First Alumna

Guest post by Joe McGonegal. This story was originally published on the Slice of MIT blog on December 3, 2014. Ellen Swallow Richards, born on December 3 in 1842, graduated from MIT in 1873 and later became an instructor there. In this edition of the MIT Alumni Books podcast, Richards’s cousin, three generations removed, tells [...]
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Fables of the Reconstruction: Tom Petty Edition

It’s been a while I know, and in the meantime real life has been so agonizingly real that the problems of three (or more) little kitchen appliances don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. But it’s getting on for evening, and in our house the sun has definitely passed over the yardarm, so […]
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Course 2 senior Spencer R. Wilson receives a 2015 Marshall Scholarship

By Angela LeongSTAFF REPORTER Last week, Spencer R. Wilson ’15 was named a Marshall Scholar, joining 30 others nationwide who will receive a full scholarship for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.
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The Tech

MIT cuts ties with Walter Lewin after online harassment probe

By Leon LinNEWS EDITOR MIT is cutting ties with retired professor Walter Lewin after determining that the physicist, whose lectures had made him a beloved teacher and minor Internet star, had sexually harassed at least one student online.
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The Tech

U.S. CTO Smith to be 2015 speaker

By Austin HessEDITOR IN CHIEF Megan Smith ’86, chief technology officer of the United States and a former Google executive, will be MIT’s commencement speaker for the Class of 2015.
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