Speedy Neutrinos Shine New Light on Einstein’s Theories; What do Harvard Scientists Say

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Throughout the world, physicists are peeking out from their customary obscurity in a hasty scramble to explain recent challenges to Einstein’s theory of special relativity. The scientists are reacting to a second round of experiments at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, that measured infinitesimal particles called neutrinos traveling at speeds faster than light. [...]

MIT Researchers Operate Unmanned Helicopter Via iPhone

Imagine a soldier deep in enemy territory at the foot of a hill. The objective of his mission lies on the other side of that hill, but so might enemy forces. Or consider a fire chief coordinating containment of a forest fire. He needs information about what is happening inside the blaze, but sending in [...]

Smart Meters Raise Privacy, Health Concerns in Vt.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s electricity utilities say they’ll be working during the next year to roll out new “smart meters” — and digital networks to support them — that will help them more closely monitor their power distribution networks and help customers save money. But new questions are being raised about privacy, security and [...]

Vermont Receives Federal Grant to Create Online System for Aiding Veterans with Transit Needs

Governor Peter Shumlin announced on Wednesday that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has received a $352,900 grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The grant will be used to develop software and Internet services for helping U.S. veterans and their families access public transportation services that are specific to their needs. “This grant will make [...]

MA-Based Social Recruiting Company Unveils New Facebook App Tools that Allow Job Opportunities to Go Viral

Waltham, Massachusetts-based Jobmagic has a simple, straightforward mission: “To make it fast and easy for job seekers to find great jobs - and for recruiters to find great candidates.” In its latest effort to attract job seekers via social networks, Jobmagic recently unveiled a new set of social media optimization tools for its Facebook app. [...]

Boston Ranked No. 8 in Survey of Top Digital Cities, Down from No. 1

Does Boston feel a little less digital this year than it did in 2010? In the Center for Digital Government’s 2011 Digital Cities Survey, the Hub took the number eight spot, which represents a slide of seven spots in comparison to 2010 (when Boston was number one). The Center for Digital Government – a division [...]

Making Schools More Social: Harvard Student Creates Interactive Online Community for Local Collegiate Crowds Around the Country

Imagine a website that takes the best features of Eventbrite (events), Cramster (study group/community discussion), Craigslist (marketplace), Groupon/LivingSocial (deals) and Zumeo (jobs/internships) and combines them into an integrated, easy-to-use online community that caters specifically to local college students. Connor Waterous, a student at Harvard University (Class of 2014), has made this groundbreaking idea an online [...]

Survey Results from MA-Based Company Show 7-in-10 Web Users Watch Online Videos Every Week

Traditional TV programming may soon become a thing of the past. According to new survey results from Burlington, Massachusetts-based Burst Media, 71.6 percent of online adults in the U.S. tune in for online video content during a typical week. In addition, 39 percent of those viewers spend between one and five hours each week watching [...]

Tweets from the Storm: Victims of This Weekend’s Rare October Nor’easter Use Social Media to Share Stories and Photos

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As was the case when Tropical Storm Irene tore through the region, New Englanders are turning to Twitter to share their photos of the damage; their witty assessments of the storm;  and — of course — the anger they are feeling towards their utility companies. Over the weekend, well over a million New Englanders lost [...]

The Ultimate Compact Car: MIT CityCar Project Could Change the Way City-Dwellers Get Around

Car sharing has caught fire over the last few years, with Zipcar being the paradigm. But this relatively new concept is already on the verge of a revolution, thanks to an invention spawned from MIT’s Media Lab. Dubbed CityCar, the new two-passenger vehicle is smaller than a Fiat, fully electric, and has no engine. Instead [...]

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