Catch up with MIT’s most popular new stories in November from the MIT News Office, Slice of MIT, and MIT Technology Review:
MIT News Office
CEO of Vanu, Inc. improved wireless networks, encouraged MIT research, and pursued humanitarian efforts.
Pocket-sized device detects charged particles in surrounding air.
Neuroscientists find chronic stress skews decisions toward higher-risk options.
Slice of MIT
The Department of Defense gave an MIT startup a unique request: develop a drone that disappears within four hours of landing or 30 minutes after sunrise. They did it.
Forbes calls its 2018 30 Under 30 lists an “encyclopedia of creative disruption." So it's no surprise that these lists are heavily populated by MIT alumni.
David Sun Kong ’01, SM ’04, PhD ’08 founded Biota Beats, which takes swabs from different parts of the body, allows the bacteria to incubate on music records, and then uses algorithms to create a literal human symphony.
MIT Technology Review
Researchers have built the most sophisticated quantum computer yet, signaling progress toward a powerful new way of processing information.
Will you be among the first to pick your kids’ IQ? As machine learning unlocks predictions from DNA databases, scientists say parents could have choices never before possible.
The massive calculating power of quantum computers will be able to break Bitcoin security within 10 years, say security experts.