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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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Research Aims to Restore Amputee Limb Function

An MIT professor and colleagues from Brown University and the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center have begun a five-year, multidisciplinary research project to restore arm and leg function to amputees. The work will receive $ million in funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). At the end of the…
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