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A better way to deliver innovation to the world

"To tackle our biggest societal challenges, we need an innovation pipeline that delivers every drop," Reif writes.
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The Arc Of History, Ireland Edition

Those of us of a certain age can only marvel at this photograph: There you have what was for a generation the face of the IRA — with all of its connections to Catholic Irish history — next to Panti Bliss, aka Rory O’Neill, who serves, semi-accidentally as a leading voice for Irish marriage equality and sex/gender equal rights — […]
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Freshly squeezed vaccines

Microfluidic cell-squeezing device opens new possibilities for cell-based vaccines.
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MIT News Office

Seeking deeper understanding of how the brain works

Edward Boyden develops techniques to study the brain, and how it operates, in finer detail.
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MIT Spectrum

Contemplating Climate Change at the Ends of the Earth

John Carlson’s bags are always packed, and this year, they are accompanying him to the farthest-flung destinations—Antarctica and the North Pole—with the MIT Alumni Travel Program. An emerging markets portfolio manager who studied meteorology at MIT, Carlson has been to nearly 80 countries, but he calls the January trip to Antarctica “a dream come true.” […]
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MIT Spectrum

Big Data + Machine Learning = More Accurate Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are combining big data sets from previous cancer diagnoses and new algorithms to more accurately diagnose cancer. Yuan Luo, a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), and EECS Professor Peter Szolovits have developed a computer model that can help doctors more easily […]
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MIT Spectrum

Agri-Drone Startup Takes Top Honors at MIT $100K Competition

On May 13, eight student teams pitched their business plans at the 25th annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. Raptor Maps, a startup using unmanned aircraft technology to provide crop analytics to agribusinesses, took top honors this year. Founded by a trio of aerospace engineers, Raptor Map employs drones to monitor crop health, which enables focused […]
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The Tech

Faculty urged to weigh in on climate change, divestment

By Katherine NazemiNEWS EDITOR With the MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee due to report findings within the next month — and expected to recommend whether MIT should divest — Vice President of Research Maria T. Zuber has called on faculty members to join the dialogue.
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The Tech

Marathon bomber sentenced to death

By Drew BentASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR Most of the jurors were unconvinced by the defense's mitigating factors, such as the claim that it was Tsarnaev's brother who shot MIT police officer Sean Collier.
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The Tech

Witness describes supermax prison as jury weighs life and death for Tsarnaev

By Katharine Q. SeelyeTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOSTON — In case the jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial has been wondering, vacancies exist in the most secure cellblock at the remote supermax penitentiary in Colorado, the toughest, bleakest prison in the federal system.
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Yes. It Really Is Brain Surgery

To this. Except you can’t.  No selfie you will ever take can trump what Steven Keating achieved: [Warning: not (to me) gross stuff in the video below. But graphic. Front row seats and all that.] I love the utter commitment to the prinicple that more knowledge — even tough truths — is always better than […]
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