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Chemists design a quantum-dot spectrometer

New instrument is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.
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Sloan Spinout’s Camera-covered “Explorer” Peers into Unseen Areas

What’s better than eyeballs in the back of your head? How about eyes in a ball—one you can toss into a room ahead of you? A start-up launched by MIT Sloan alumnus Francisco Aguilar MBA ’12 is giving police officers and first responders a panoramic view of potentially dangerous situations before they enter. Aguilar’s invention, […]
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Helping students stick with MOOCs

New techniques could help identify students at risk for dropping out of online courses.
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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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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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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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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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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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