Technology Press Release en Two MIT students named Rhodes Scholars <p>Mary Clare Beytagh and Matthew Chun will begin postgraduate studies at Oxford University next fall. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Cancer research Congress Investment banking Massachusetts Institute of Technology Patent law Science and technology in the United States Students Venture Capital Arlington Boston Cambridge Dallas New York Virginia India Israel MIT Sloan School of Management Rhodes Scholarship Undergraduate research University of Oxford V-12 Navy College Training Program law school life-improving technologies open-source assistive technologies Et Spiritus Knee LLC Leadership Training Institute Olam 617-253-2702MIT News Office C. 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The remote programming feature is indicated for patients who have had six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor and are comfortable with the programming process. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical Pharma Technology Medicine Medicine US Federal Agency Silver Spring Artificial organs Audiology Auditory system Cochlear Cochlear implant Hearing aid Hearing loss Implant Neuroprosthetics Otology biological products food supply implanted electronic hearing device sound processor cochlear americas cochlear implant cochlear implants dietary supplements FDA FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Malvina Eydelman profound hearing loss radiation radiation telemedicine U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Food and Drug Administration Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:42:40 +0000 FDA 1245085 at Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain <p> It’s easy enough to find a computer science class that covers the bits and bytes behind blockchain — the global digital ledger that’s linked and secured using cryptography. More difficult is finding a curriculum that tackles the potentially disruptive business, legal and regulatory implications of the complex new technology. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Finance Education Technology Cryptography Facebook Information science Twitter University Berkeley Information Blockchains Cryptocurrencies Encodings Haas School of Business law students potential real-world applications Google Greg La Blanc Gregory La Blanc UC Berkeley UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:55:24 +0000 University of Berkeley 1245067 at Xing Recognized as Highly Cited Researcher <p>Environmental and soil chemist Baoshan Xing, a professor in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, has been named a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Technology Chemistry Environmental soil science Food safety Information science Nature Soil Sustainable agriculture University Massachusetts Biochar Charcoal Citation indices Online databases Thomson Reuters Web of Science chemical behaviors organic chemicals Baoshan Xing sorption Stockbridge School of Agriculture Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:09:07 +0000 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1245000 at Women in Technology Initiative Honors Haas for Executive Leadership <p>Laura Haas, dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), has been awarded a 2017 WITI @ UC Athena Award for Executive Leadership from the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Computer Leadership Software Software Engineering University of California University of California, Berkeley California Massachusetts Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society CICS Laura M. 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Soapbox Films Warner Bros. the Clio Entertainment Awards voice technologies Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:23:04 +0000 Dolby 1244830 at Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of New York State Thruway Mobile App <p>Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the New York State Thruway Authority mobile app, which is now available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The new app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go, along with detailed Thruway services information for New York's 570-mile superhighway. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Android Government iPhone New York President E-ZPass Geography of New York state) Interstate 87 Interstate 90 New York State Thruway New York State Thruway Authority New York state) Thruway Transportation in New York state) U.S. Route 20 ease travel real-time voice notification travel experience travel needs travel tool Andrew M. Cuomo John A. 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Driscoll New York State Department New York State Department of Transportation New York State Thruway Authority Trucking Association of New York Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:01:16 +0000 New York Governor 1244828 at Alumna Akshaya Shanmugam Earns Spot on Forbes' '30 under 30' in Healthcare <p>Akshaya Shanmugam, a UMass Amherst alumna and CEO and co-founder of Lumme Inc., an Amherst-based spinoff company, has been recognized in Forbes’s list of 30 under 30 for Healthcare. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medical Pharma Technology Analytics Big data Business Intelligence Business intelligence Economy Enterprise Obesity Smoking University Massachusetts President Lumme Nicotine Anonymous University of Massachusetts Amherst health monitoring systems Amherst Lumme Inc. cellular telephone College of Computer and Information Sciences David Wolf DeepakGanesan low-cost disease Lumme Inc. machine learning National Cancer Institute Yale Medical School Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:33 +0000 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1244778 at Intel Extreme Masters Returns to Oakland for 2 Days of Esports Action on Nov. 18-19 <p>Team Ninjas in Pyjamas celebrate their victory at the Intel Extreme Masters competition on Sunday, Nov. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Virtual reality Oakland Santa Clara South Korea Poland ESL Esports IEM Intel Corporation Intel Extreme Masters League of Legends players Modern Times Group XPeke esports and gaming technology i9 processors Katowice Acer CORES Dell HP Intel Intel Corporation Oculus Samsung esports and gaming technology i9 processors Microsoft Windows the Olympic Winter Games Visual Computing VR Challenger League Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:33:13 +0000 Intel 1244818 at UMass Amherst Computer Scientist Receives $1.4 Million to Advance Artificial Intelligence <p>AMHERST, Mass. – One of the newest, most challenging problems facing experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is called “explainability,” says David Jensen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. However, it’s a problem he is delighted to have because it means that machine learning systems can now learn such complex models of the world that the scientists who wrote them have a tough time understanding what the machines have learned. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Artificial intelligence Artificial Intelligence Cognitive science Cybernetics Emerging technologies Learning University Boston Applications of artificial intelligence Applied mathematics Artificial neural network Computational neuroscience Machine learning Philosophy of artificial intelligence deep neural network deep neural networks Machine learning systems neural network Amherst Charles River Analytics Inc. Computer Sciences David Jensen Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency machine learning neural network UMass Amherst’s College of Information University of Massachusetts, Amherst Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:09:42 +0000 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1244772 at Roche to acquire Viewics, Inc. to provide data-driven lab business analytics and add further digital capabilities along the laboratory value chain <p>The Viewics solution allows for efficient integration of big data from a variety of IT systems in the laboratory and beyond, pioneering a new way in extracting, cleansing, transforming and augmenting data. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Finance Health Medical Pharma Technology Analytics Antibiotics Big data Biotechnology Biotechnology Business analytics Business Intelligence Business intelligence Cancer CEO Database Diabetes Diabetes management Economy Infectious Diseases Merger and Acquisition Pharmaceuticals Software Engineering World Health Organization Pune San Jose Sunnyvale Japan Switzerland Data President Hoffmann-La Roche Pharmaceutical industry in China Roche disparate healthcare data generic business intelligence solutions healthcare analytics healthcare delivery healthcare organizations healthcare professionals personalised healthcare unprecedented access Basel Chugai Pharmaceutical Genentech Roche Diagnostics Roche Group Viewics Inc. Dhiren Bhatia diseases In Vitro Diagnostics Integrated Core Lab Keith Laughman Roche Diagnostics’ Integrated Core Lab Roland Diggelmann smart phones tissue-based cancer Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:59:16 +0000 Rocheusa 1244568 at Climate Lab video series returns with examination of environmental impact of online shopping <p>With the busy holiday shopping season in full swing, have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of where and how you shop? The latest episode of the “Climate Lab” video series — produced jointly by the University of California and the news site Vox — explores the answers to those questions. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Technology Biology Carbon Footprint E-Commerce Sustainability University of California Youtube New York City Oakland Environmental impact of the energy industry M. 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As sales indicate, Tesla makes sought-after electric cars and the potential for the company to replicate this success in the heavy-duty sector is an exciting prospect for clean air and climate change. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Finance Environment Technology Economy Electric vehicle Enterprise Transportation Truck California Cambridge Battery electric vehicles Electric car Electric truck Plug-in electric vehicle Semi-trailer truck Sustainable technologies Electric truck technology electric vehicle maker natural gas vehicle over-the-road applications transportation sector BYD Cummins Daimler Mitsubishi Fuso Move America Tesla Toyota Toyota America Electric truck technology fuel cell Greenlining Institute Tom Randall UCS Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:52:52 +0000 Union of Concerned Scientists 1244492 at UW receives top honors from CleanTech Alliance for research and support in energy innovation, industry partnerships <p>The CleanTech Alliance has presented the University of Washington with the organization’s 2017 CleanTech Achievement Award. The honor recognizes the UW’s dedication to research and development of transformative clean energy technologies, facilities, pipelines for startups and industry partnerships. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Technology Chemical Engineering Clean Energy Environmental technology National Science Foundation Semiconductor University of Washington Seattle LA Cleantech Incubator cleantech and alternative energy energy innovation energy research energy science energy storage technologies energy technologies sparks clean technology innovation Alaska Airlines CoMotion Puget Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Clean Energy Institute CleanTech Alliance College of Arts & Sciences College of Engineering Dan Schwartz David Ginger Department of Chemistry energy storage technologies energy technologies Foster School of Business J. Thomas Ranken Jill Aronson Pfaendtner Lauren Brohawn Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Michael Pomfret Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Northwest Phil Bussey Printer-friendly versionPDF versionThe CleanTech Alliance Science Office Suzanne Offen U.S. Department of Energy Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:23:18 +0000 UniversityOfWashington 1244494 at Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science <p>Physicists Liang Wu and Aaron Meisner are among 30 scientists under 30 years of age called out by Forbes magazine. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology CEO Facebook Harvard University Johns Hopkins University Physics Twitter University of California, Berkeley Virtual reality Berkeley Pennsylvania American Physical Society consumer technology optoelectronic devices Gauss Surgical GenEdit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lucid Aaron Meisner American Physical Society Berkeley Lab Consumer Technology Han Jin Kunwoo Lee Liang Wu Nanjing University National Aeronautics and Space Administration Physicists Liang Wu Stanford University Stanford University the University of Pennsylvania UC Berkeley Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:42:14 +0000 University of Berkeley 1244424 at