This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon

Northwestern University has a Valkyrie R5 robot that is now undergoing agility tests in a Massachusetts warehouse to prepare for the NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge finalist round this June.

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Thieves storm Apple store and take $13k of iPhones

A group of seven individuals walked into an Apple Store in Natick, Massachusetts and calmly carried out a highly orchestrated yet not too sophisticated heist.

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Half of data connections by top 500 Android apps are 'covert' with no effect on user experience

Article Image Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that half of the communications connections established by the top free Android apps are hidden to the user, and much of the data is being transmitted for unknown purposes.

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Apple discussing settlement with battery maker over alleged employee poaching

In a court filing on Tuesday, Apple informed a Massachusetts federal judge that it is in discussions with A123 Systems to settle out of court a lawsuit claiming Apple poached the battery maker’s key engineers for a secret internal project.



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Hawk takes out quadcopter drone, reclaims the sky

Wildlife 1, Technology 0. A Massachusetts man was filming his drone flying above a park when the attached GoPro captured an angry hawk dive-bombing the quadcopter and ultimately knocking it out of the sky. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/10/hawk-takes-out-quadcopter-drone-reclaims-sky/

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The future of birth control and drug delivery: Remote controlled implants that last for 16 years

Microchips, drug dispensing implant contraceptive thing
An MIT spin-off in Massachusetts, backed by the Gates Foundation, has developed a small, remote-controlled drug-dispensing implant that sits just under your skin. Such an implant could be used to dispense a whole range of useful drugs — but in this case, one of the first commercial applications will be the contraceptive hormone levonorgestrel. A single implant can apparently provide enough levonorgestrel to be effective for 16 years; currently, no implanted contraceptive works for more than five years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185871-the-future-of-birth-control-and-drug-delivery-remote-controlled-implants-that-last-for-16-years

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MIT Goes Bitcoin-Wild


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Bitcoin Club plans to distribute $100 worth of bitcoin to each of its 4,528 incoming undergraduates this fall, in an attempt to create an ecosystem for digital currencies at the institution. Club founder and president Dan Elitzer and sophomore Jeremy Rubin have raised more than $500,000 for the MIT Bitcoin Project from MIT alumni, as well as the Bitcoin community. Neither Rubin nor Elitzer has any connection to Bitcoin in any way. “Our investment is simply in our time, and belief in the benefits cryptocurrencies could bring to society,” said Rubin.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80381.html?rss=1

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