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Raising cryptography’s standards

Calculating encryption schemes’ theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement.
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MIT News Office

Harnessing error-prone chips

New system would allow programmers to easily trade computational accuracy for energy savings.
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Reif to Obama: The Future of Manufacturing Depends on Innovation

On Monday, MIT President L. Rafael Reif delivered recommendations on developing innovation-based growth in America to US President Barack Obama. With Dow Chemical’s President, Chairman, and CEO Andrew Liveris, Reif co-chaired the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0, a presidential committee charged with identifying new ways to enable innovation, secure the talent pipeline, and improve the [...]
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Annals of “If Anyone Was Offended” — Post-Racial America Edition

Via TPM I came across this repulsive story: Officials have confirmed that an offensive Halloween display at a Fort Campbell residence has been removed. A ClarksvilleNow.com reader sent a photo of the display, which shows what appears to be a black family hanging from a tree in a yard on Litwin St. The child in the display […]
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3 Questions: Richard Binzel on NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission

Better options available in thousands of near-Earth asteroids, expert says.
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Republicans Are Bad For Your Health

This is just a drive-by sidelight on Richard Mayhew’s brief over at Balloon Juice — but its worth taking a look at this explainer from the Upshot. The good news:  Obamacare is doing what it set out to do.  Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz write that The biggest winners from the law include people between the […]
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The Tech

49-person assembly limit lifted for Cambridge, Brookline fraternities

Newly increased temporary assembly limits for MIT fraternity houses in Cambridge and Brookline were announced in an email to the Interfraternity Council executive board last Thursday.
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The Tech

East Campus website offers glimpse into residential life

By Drew BentSTAFF REPORTER Undergraduate students from the east side of campus have set up a website called “This is the East Side” that offers a glimpse into residential life at MIT. The project was prompted by a general “distrust that so many students have for the administration” and a community dinner with Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 at East Campus, according to Jessica M. Parker ’15, the president of East Campus. Parker said that she and others involved in the project hope that it will narrow the “gap in perspective” between students and the administration.
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The Tech

Reif ‘disturbed’ by results of MIT’s sexual assault survey

By Kath XuNEWS EDITOR MIT released the results Monday of the sexual assault survey sent to all undergraduate and graduate students in April. Seventeen percent of female undergraduate respondents said that they had experienced behaviors defined as sexual assault at MIT, and President L. Rafael Reif said he is “disturbed by the extent and nature of the problem.”
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MIT President 'Disturbed' by the Findings of the School's Survey on Sexual Assault

MIT President L. Rafael Reif tasked Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart in February with assessing the problem of sexual assault on campus. And on Monday, he said he was "disturbed" by the findings. Barnhart conducted an online survey with...
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MIT Spectrum

A Recipe for Stronger, More Environmentally Friendly Concrete

MIT researchers have come up with a new chemical formula for cement that could reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of concrete production by more than half. That’s big news for the health of the planet, since the billions of tons of concrete produced each year contribute as much as one-tenth of global greenhouse gas emissions. [...]
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MIT Spectrum

Coding Towards Vietnam: edX in Translation

Guest post by Joe McGonegal. This story was originally published on the Slice of MIT blog on September 29, 2014. The first edX course that Minh-Tue Vo ’14 took was Street Fighting Math. A seven-week problem-solving course, 6.5FMx focuses on tackling math problems with reasoning and analogy on the fly. Vo liked it so much [...]
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