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Student Programmer Competition Promotes Creativity, Diversity

January 16, 2014
By Helen Mosher

A competition for student programmers will recognize the importance of other disciplines and focus areas than the ones commonly associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), such as art (design), diversity and digital literacy. “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” is organized by MIT and TradingScreen and will award more than $50,000 in scholarships and prizes to winners of the competition.

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Scientists Developing 'X-Ray Vision' Using Wi-Fi Signal

January 14, 2014
By Cyndy Hogan

Researchers have taken the concept of radar and sonar imaging a step further to track people, even through walls. Wi-Vi, which Dina Katabi and her graduate student Fadel Adib are developing at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, transmits a low-power Wi-Fi signal and uses its reflections to track human movement.

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Cool App-titude: Wordeo

January 14, 2014
By Rachel Lilly
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Bring your text messages to life. This new app turns words into videos using exclusive stock video from the Getty Images library. Just compose a text message, and the app selects related clips from the Getty content library and creates a preview. Then, tweak the preview by adjusting the font, adding a soundtrack or adding your own video clips from your device.

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Boeing Awarded Combat Survivor Evader Locator Contract

January 13, 2013

The Boeing Co., Huntington Beach, Calif., has been awarded a $7,131,719 firm-fixed-price contract for Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) contractor logistics support 2014-2017. The contractor will provide maintenance, sustaining engineering, new equipment training for users/operators; engineering support for the entire CSEL system on a continuous, around-the-clock basis; and analysis, tools, countermeasures, and software development and integration solutions for all Department of Defense cyber security and information assurance directives, instructions, procedures, threats and policies. Battle Management Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA8730-14-C-0013).
 

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