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Our newsletters are sent in standard text/plain format, we protect your email address and you can easily unsubscribe from the newsletter at any point. - American and British universities continue to dominate in the global rankings, with the next best faculty in a EU member state trailing a distant 24. At the top of the best 100 for the third year in a row is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology .
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Youth Initiative, the first overnight shelter to cater to the youth population of Cambridge, has received a rare government grant that will help fund its operating costs for the next 15 years. According to the Initiative's co-directors, Sarah A. Rosenkrantz '14 and Sam G. Greenberg '14, the Cambridge Housing Authority has agreed to provide the initiative with an operating contract of $50,000 a year once the shelter opens next fall.
The performance of Imperial College London in citations per faculty has helped it become the biggest climber in the top 10. LONDON: Four of the world's top five universities are in UK with London being the only city in the world with five universities in the top 100, according to the latest global university rankings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has emerged as the world's top university but it was Imperial College London that has made news.
A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This discovery shows how a massive planet can affect the behavior of its parent star.
The Governor hopes that through his trade missions, businesses overseas would want to create jobs here in Massachusetts. It's proven successful in Boston and Cambridge, but 22News found out whether the Pioneer Valley might feel the impact.
The Cambridge Incident, by Chris Knowles; paperback, 162 pages, 2013 from Publish America. Available in print at $19.95 from www.tiac.net/~cknowles/ and online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or by special order through bookstores.
In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to send greetings to each other using only a digital connection linking their brains. Using noninvasive means, researchers made brain recordings of a person in India thinking the words "hola" and "ciao," and then decoded and emailed the messages to France, where a machine converted the words into brain stimulation in another person, who perceived the signals as flashes of light.
Harvard Business School student Danial Moon wears a sign reading 'The MBA Oath' before a Harvard University's 358th Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, Mass. in 2009.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has retained its top spot in the QS World Universities ranking , which the education networking company says is the world's most widely read university comparison. This is the third consecutive year QS has rated MIT number one.
At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested roadways. In simulations using data supplied by Singapore's Land Transit Authority, the researchers compared their system to one currently in use in Singapore, which charges drivers with dashboard-mounted transponders a toll for entering congested areas.
Cathey Park from Cambridge, Mass. shows the words "I Love Obamacare" on her cast for her broken wrist as she waits for President Barack Obama to speak at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
How long can U.S. science lobbyists keep repeating the same message-that boosting federal funding for basic research and removing barriers to innovation is a proven way to ensure economic prosperity-without tuning out their intended audience? And is there any reason to think that those who have resisted their pleas in the past will warm to their arguments this time around? Neal Lane and Norm Augustine are about to find out. Today the two eminent science policy veterans came to Washington, D.C., to unveil a report from a panel of academic and industry leaders assembled by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
At the September 14th regular meeting I presented to the membership a few of the opportunities that await for those that are interested in doing some real science in the field of astronomy. A couple are relatively easy and require only your naked eyes and a computer with internet access.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line will be expanded by 4.5 miles from Cambridge to Medford and will cost nearly $2 billion. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF The cost of a 4.5-mile green line train extension from Cambridge to Medford has increased from $1.4 billion to nearly $2 billion, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Rich Davey announced Friday.
The Cambridge City Council voted Monday to continue funding affordable housing units with money set aside for community preservation. The policy order, which was proposed by City Manager Richard C. Rossi, stipulates that 80 percent of community preservation funds be spent on housing, 10 percent on open spaces, and 10 percent on historic preservation.
Harvard University student and 2012 Burns High School graduate Dawn Loggins was ranked this week by the U.S. business and technology news website Business Insider as one of its "19 Incredibly Impressive Students at Harvard." Loggins gained international attention in 2012 after a series of articles in The Gazette's sister paper, The Shelby Star, highlighted her journey from homelessness to the Ivy League.
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