All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Harvard’

Oprah Winfrey Talks Facebook, Gun Control At Harvard Graduation

Oprah Winfrey used her platform at the recent 2013 Harvard graduation to talk politics–touching upon gun control and immigration topics–and social media, urging her audience to go out into the real world rather than hiding behind a computer despite the fact that Harvard is the birthplace of Facebook. The talk show host and media mogul also spoke about her own …

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Harvard Professor Says Google’s Ads Are Racially Discriminating

Harvard professor Latanya Sweeney has put together a report saying that Google is racially discriminating with some of its ads. Google, of course, says this is not the case. Still, it’s an interesting, if incomplete study. Here’s the abstract: A Google search for a person’s name, such as “Trevon Jones”, may yield a personalized ad for public records about Trevon …

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Former Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Will Be An “Executive In Residence” At Harvard

Last month, Microsoft and Windows boss Steven Sinofsky parted ways. The split appeared amicable on the surface, but other reports suggested otherwise. That’s all behind us though and Sinofsky is focusing on the next chapter in his life. Sinofsky announced on Twitter this afternoon that he will be heading to Harvard Business School in the spring semester to teach. He’s …

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Harvard’s Semitic Museum Is Using 3D Printers To Restore An Ancient Statue

Much of our shared ancient history is told through art. Researchers study statues, carvings and other artwork to piece together the lives of these ancient peoples. Unfortunately, many of these ancient statues were lost to time, or were destroyed by those who have little appreciation for them. Now archaeologists are hoping to undo this damage with the use of everybody’s …

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Harvard Has Doomed Us All By Giving Robots Skin

I love the work the scientists at Harvard do. They continually push mankind into the future with research into Iron Man suits and male birth control pills. There are times, however, when I wish Harvard would just keep some things secret. This is one of those times. Harvard scientists have been credited with the creation of a “cyborg” tissue. In …

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Harvard Cheating Scandal Affects Students Who Have Already Graduated

When the news broke that a cheating scandal had erupted at Harvard University, rumors began flying as to what would happen to those involved, especially since the alleged cheating took place in the spring. While it’s not yet clear who will face punishment, word is that the class in question–Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress”–consisted of different class levels, and some …

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You May Soon Be Storing Books And Music In DNA

It’s said that the printing press was one of the most influential inventions of all time. It made books cheaply available to everyone by reducing the printing process to a single machine instead of 10 monks sitting in a tower transcribing everything word by word. You could argue that e-books and e-readers are the modern equivalent of the printing press, …

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This Robot Worm Looks Like A Chinese Finger Trap

There are multiple robots out there that can perform a variety of functions. Just yesterday, we saw a robot that can perform Jewish mourning rituals. If a robot can perform religious rites, surely it can also move like a worm. Researchers at MIT, Harvard and Seoul National University must have thought the exact same thing. Meet Meshworm, it’s a robot …

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Zuckerberg’s Harvard Roomie Goes for Gold Today in the Triple Jump

Samyr Laine is a triple jumper who holds both the indoor and outdoor records for his University. On Tuesday, he qualified for the finals in the Olympics games in said sport. Laine, who is competing under the Haitian flag, is a remarkable athlete. But there are plenty of remarkable athletes in these London Games – so what distinguishes Laine from …

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“Organ-On-A-Chip” May Put PETA Out Of A Job

There are people, including those in PETA, who vigorously protest the use of animals in clinical trials. Many scientists understand why the practice is hated and would probably switch to something else if they could. In their mind, it’s more humane to use animals instead of humans when testing new drugs. Like all problems, however, science may have found a …

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Harvard Does Tony Stark One Better With Their New Super Suit

Ever since characters like Iron Man began to enter the public consciousness thanks to films and renewed interest in comics, more attention has been spent on ways to make super suits a reality. While Iron Man may never happen, the guys at Harvard are hard at work on the next best thing. The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences …

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Mark Zuckerberg & His Olympian Harvard Roomie Played A Lot Of Playstation

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We know that he felt jaded by a former girlfriend and created Facebook in an attempt to prove his worth to her and all of the other Harvard elitists that wouldn’t let him in their exclusive clubs. No, wait – that’s the …

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