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Groups Guard Recruiting Centers Following Chattanooga Shooting

US Strong: Jeff Roy of Ashburnham, Mass., is heavily armed as he stands guard outside the Armed Forces Career Center on West Street in Keene this morning. Roy is a member of the Patriot Mutual Assistance Group taking part in an operation run by the Oath Keepers of New Hampshire.…
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Ocean Acidification Intensifies

Ocean acidification may cause dramatic changes to phytoplankton. Study finds many species may die out and others may migrate significantly as ocean acidification intensifies. Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office July 20, 2015. Oceans have absorbed up to 30 percent of human-made carbon dioxide around the world, storing dissolved carbon for hundreds…
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CSIS, Lawmakers Launch Cyber Task Force for Next President

The next president won't take office for another 18 months, but there is already a task force to advise him or her on the critical job of improving the nation's cybersecurity. The Center for Strategic and International Studies' panel, comprising technical experts on each coast, plans to issue recommendations for…
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Should Faneuil Hall Marketplace Become a Draw for Locals?

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, drawing in close to 20 million individuals each year. That fact is hardly lost on Bostonians who consider the marketplace as the ultimate tourist trap, a place where one goes to see a concentration of fanny packs,…
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MIT LL Advancing Public Safety Information Sharing

Washington – Today 6/29/2015, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers met with the Honourable Jane Garrett, Member of Parliament; Minister for Emergency Services, State of Victoria and Mr. Craig Lapsley, Commissioner, Emergency Management Victoria and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln…
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911 smartPhone APP

RapidSOS is an app which aims to reach first responders quickly and effectively providing accurate location, differentiating between types of emergencies and communicating pertinent medical information. RapidSOS combines products such as one-touch-911, AutoAlert and predictive analysis to best maximize the app.
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A Deadly Shadow: Measles May Weaken Immune System Up to Three Years

The measles virus can cause serious disease in children by temporarily suppressing their immune systems. This vulnerability was previously thought to last a month or two, however, a new study shows that children may in fact live in the immunological shadow of measles for up to three years, leaving them…
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MarketBot Closes Boston

MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based 3-D printing company, cut 20 percent of its workforce and closed its three brick-and-mortar stores, including one at 144 Newbury St. in Boston. The job cuts represent about 100 workers, according to reports in industry publication Makezine and tech news site Motherboard. According to a statement posted…
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Neural Interface Technology for Advanced Prosthetic Limbs

MIT Media Lab. Edward Boyden, Hugh Herr, Ron Riso and Katherine Song Recent advances in artificial limbs have resulted in the provision of powered ankle and knee function for lower extremity amputees and powered elbow, wrist, and finger joints for upper extremity prostheses. Researchers still struggle, however, with how to…
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