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Posted Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Berkman Klein Center software engineer Andromeda Yelton shares a new tool (“extremely in alpha”) that uses machine learning to power experimental, exploratory interfaces to the MIT thesis collection. Plug in a thesis and find out which other theses are most conceptually similar. Think of it like Pandora, but for college papers.


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Posted Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 by Rosemary Coates

Panic. That’s what many companies are feeling now that nearly 6,000 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) item classifications have been identified for the imposition of a 25% penalty tariff on imports from China.  Steel and aluminum tariffs apply more broadly to imports from many countries. These tariffs are adding cost to supply chains, but no…


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Posted Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Engineers have developed a “see-through” camera from a pane of glass, a photodetector, and some really clever software By Mark Anderson Cameras used to be their own devices with lenses and film and trips to the drug store to get the pictures developed. Then, they disappeared into phones, tablets, laptops, and video game consoles.…


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Posted Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Liquid electrolyte that solidifies on impact could keep batteries from shorting and catching fire By


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Posted Friday, Aug 10, 2018 by Jeff Safire

NVMe in an external Thunderbolt enclosure will give an older Mac a nice performance boost, and a newer one a spectacular one. But compatibility issues exist. By Jon L. Jacobi It’s all Apple’s fault. I was perfectly happy with my 2011 27-inch Core i7 iMac and its SATA SSD upgrade when I heard that…


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