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Driverless Taxis Will Hit the Road in Singapore

What will the city of the future look like? According to researchers at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab, chances are good it will look a lot like Singapore, which may be less than a year away from unveiling a fleet of driverless taxis. Emilio Frazzoli PhD ’01 is the lead investigator of the urban mobility research […]
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LiquiGlide slides into consumer space

Startup brings nonstick coating to consumer goods packaging in major licensing deal.
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MIT News Office

Chisholm, Rivest, and Thompson appointed as new Institute Professors

Biologist, computer scientist, and musician awarded MIT’s highest faculty honor.
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MIT News Office

Automatic bug repair

System fixes bugs by importing functionality from other programs — without access to source code.
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Startup 24M Aims to Disrupt the Lithium Ion Battery Industry

A stealthy startup is making headlines with its claim that it has developed a new type of lithium ion battery—one that is dramatically less expensive and safer than anything currently on the market. The startup, 24M, came out of stealth mode earlier this week. Founder Yet-Ming Chiang ’80, SCD ’85 says his team has developed […]
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I Raise My Glass To All Those Now Able To Celebrate Marriage — Filled With The Sweet, Sweet Liquor Of Scalia’s Tears

Via SCOTUSblog’s live blog of today’s decisions: Scalia’s dissent has an awesome footnote on page 7 (note 22): he says, “If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: ‘The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes […]
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Black Hole Odyssey

MIT computers are churning away on data that, later this year, could reveal the first portrait of a black hole. That adventure—and one of the MIT physicists behind it—are the subjects of an article in a recent issue of the New York Times. Sheperd Doeleman is assistant director of MIT’s Haystack Observatory. He and more […]
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We Have A Problem With Guns

The front page in today’s Charleston, S. C.’s hometown paper: It’s a little hard to read, but the sticker that partly obscures the headline about a mass shooting advertises the latest deal at a local gun store.  “$30 GETS YOU EVERYTHING” — all the goodies needed to have a fine time with your new weapon. […]
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Here Are the Most Memorable Game of Thrones Characters According to MIT Scientists

With the "Game of Thrones" season 5 finale airing this Sunday, MIT scientists have joined the discussion on controversial characters. (Who are you rooting for to take the Iron Throne?) Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial...
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Smith’s address to graduates places ‘heart’ alongside mind and hand

By Katherine NazemiNEWS EDITOR Over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at this year’s Commencement ceremony on June 5. In all, the Institute awarded over 3,400 degrees.
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The Tech

State of New Jersey drops Tidbit inquiry

By William NavarreNEWS EDITOR The state of New Jersey has agreed to drop its investigation into Tidbit after previously issuing a subpoena to Jeremy Rubin ’16 requiring that he turn over the program’s source code, log files, and other information.
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The Tech

Student group funding to be halved during UA debt ‘crisis’

By William Navarre and Katherine NazemiNEWS EDITORS The UA has “run through its money” and has gone into debt. In the coming year, it will be forced to reduce its budget—much of which currently funds student groups—by approximately half.
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