Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by Hilary Lebow
Santa Cruz, California - UC Santa Cruz has been awarded $350,000 in combined grant and donor funds for a major upgrade to the Kast Spectrograph at Lick Observatory.
- Written by Robert Sanders
Berkeley, California - A new genetic therapy not only helped blind mice regain enough light sensitivity to distinguish flashing from non-flashing lights, but also restored light response to the retinas of dogs, setting the stage for future clinical trials of the therapy in humans.
- Written by Larry Hardesty
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits. If sender and receiver - say, a computer and a printer - are off by even a single bit relative to each other, communication between them breaks down entirely.
- Written by Rob Matheson
Cambridge, Massachusetts - As a teaching assistant at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010, Amit Maimon MBA ’11 witnessed the origins of a technological phenomenon: Smartphones and tablets had started creeping into the classroom in the hands of students.
- Written by Jennifer Chu
Cambridge, Massachusetts - MIT senior Spencer Wilson says his family’s porch in rural southern Georgia was where he and his parents would often sit and “pull random ideas, and put them together into something new.”
- Written by Anne Trafton
Cambridge, Massachusetts - MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
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