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This cleantech expert lays down the facts on solar and natural gas
Grist | July 10, 2015

A materials scientist and professor of engineering at MIT, Jessika Trancik would rather help humanity beat the clock by speeding up the development of clean energy technologies and sounding the alarm when a technology looks like it isn’t going to scale...

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What buyers want
MIT News Office | July 10, 2015

MIT professors’ choice-modeling software predicts customer preferences for retailers

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Two ESD PhD alumni win grants from the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab
MIT Sloan Newsroom | July 9, 2015

MIT Sloan faculty Chintan Vaishnav and Valerie Karplus receive grants

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Yemen Calling: Seven Things Cell Data Reveal About Life In the Republic
Foreign Affairs | July 6, 2015

Advanced information technologies have revolutionized the way the world works and how people conceptualize it.

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Uncovering the mechanism of our oldest anesthetic
MIT News Office | July 6, 2015

MIT researchers reveal brainwave changes in patients receiving nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.”

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MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired “Enigma” Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data
WIRED | June 30, 2015

On Tuesday, a pair of bitcoin entrepreneurs and the MIT Media Lab revealed a prototype for a system called Enigma, designed to achieve a decades-old goal in data security known as “homomorphic" encryption

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Tamara Broderick

Woman in Technology
MIT News Office | June 29, 2015

A high-school outreach program first brought Tamara Broderick to MIT in 2002. Now she’s back, as an assistant professor in EECS.

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Videos from MIT Statistics Symposium available online
June 28, 2015

The symposium provided a forum for discussing some of the challenges and opportunities that are redefining 21st-century statistics.

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Suiting Up
MIT Technology Review - MIT News Magazine | June 23, 2015

Space-suit engineer Dava Newman, SM ’89, PhD ’92, heads to Washington, D.C., as NASA’s deputy administrator

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Can phone data detect real-time unemployment?
News Office | June 15, 2015

A study co-authored by MIT researchers shows that mobile phone data can provide rapid insight into employment levels, precisely because people’s communications patterns change when they are not working.

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