LiquiGlide is a product that was created by five students at M.I.T. and their professor. Professor Kripa Varanasi worked with students Dave Smith, Rajeev Dhiman, Adam Paxson, Brian Solomon, and Chris Love to create an edible plant-based coating that can be placed into any surface like glass, plastic, or ceramics.
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Akamai Technologies is a CDN company that is announcing today that they are naming Tom Leighton as the CEO of the company. Leighton is a professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT and co-founded Akamai with Daniel Lewin in 1998. Lewin had served four years in the Israel Defense Forces before he passed away on September 11, 2001 (9/11) when he was fatally stabbed aboard American Airlines Flight 11 by a terrorist when trying to foil the hijacking. Leighton is the chief scientist of the company and he will be replacing Paul Sagan as the CEO. Sagan announced plans to step down from the company by the end of 2013.
Apple supplier Foxconn Electronics is planning to establish manufacturing plants in the United States. The company is looking at locations in Detroit and Los Angeles according to people in the industry. Supposedly these plants would focus on LCD TV production, which would be highly automated and easier than the production of the iPhone 5.
Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have done a parody of the song “Gangnam Style” by Psy. Professor Noam Chomsky made an appearance in the video too. “MIT Gangnam Style” has hit 3.9 million views since being uploaded on October 27. Check out the video below:
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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan is an MIT graduate who has gone from a venture capitalist to a comedian. Dhaya has won a competition that is known as the first ever business travel virtual comedy contest.
Techonomy Detroit: A Conference That Explores How The Motor City Is Elevating To New Heights #TEDetroit
Technology is the most important economical component to help a nation advance and make life better for people every day. Techonomy is a conference company that was created to drive social progress with a focus on technology and the economy. When I found out that the conference was coming to Detroit, I knew that I had to be there.
Maurice Fallon, a research scientist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT, and his team has used the Kinect with a laser range finder and a laptop to create a real-time mapping rig for firefighters and rescue workers to utilize. The prototype is known as SLAM (for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) and it has received funding from the U.S. Air Force and the Office of Naval Research since it stands out from other indoor mapping systems.
Apple iOS security is very locked down. According to a recent report from MIT’s Technology Review, Apple’s iOS security measures have “crossed a significant threshold.” iOS said that it is hard for law enforcement agencies to hack into the iPhone that has been taken from a criminal. This is good for consumers and bad for law enforcement agencies.