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Norwegian drag race. Something to be said about idiot-proof traction control. (see also http://goo.gl/0NSwPQ)
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Kan den nye Teslaen kjøre fra en snøscooter?
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Did they employ Gimlet systems technology for their autopilot feature?
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Judging by the 6 updates I've received in the last 2 hours, it would appear that Alaska's flight status calculators use the same logic.
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Bravo, President Reif.

To the members of the MIT community:

I am writing to address a problem that a group of MIT students currently face but that concerns all of us, because it highlights issues central to sustaining the creative culture of MIT.

The students in question are the creators of Tidbit, a proof-of-concept code for a novel Bitcoin-harvesting strategy. After Tidbit won the "most innovative" award in a recent hackathon, the State Attorney General of New Jersey demanded that the students turn over a sweeping set of documents, code and information—a surprising and difficult turn of events for the Tidbit team.

I am grateful to all those who have written to me to express their concern about this situation, and I want to make it clear that the students who created Tidbit have the full and enthusiastic support of MIT. Chancellor Cindy Barnhart and Provost Marty Schmidt met with the students yesterday. They and General Counsel Greg Morgan also spoke with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is providing to the students, pro bono, the independent legal representation that they need. We will remain in close coordination with the students and the EFF to offer assistance in the legal proceedings.

Beyond this specific case, I believe we should provide our student inventors and entrepreneurs with a resource for independent legal advice, singularly devoted to their interests and rights. I have asked the Provost, Chancellor and General Counsel to develop and submit to me a specific proposal for creating such a resource, which will add an essential new strength to MIT's innovation ecosystem.

When the MIT community works together, we spot problems, analyze them and solve them. Let's solve this one together.

Sincerely,
L. Rafael Reif
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Consumer reports:
For all of the impressive new vehicles released in 2014, none was able to eclipse the innovation, magnificence, and sheer technological arrogance of the Tesla. That’s why it’s our best overall pick for the second consecutive year... The Model S is a technological tour de force, a high-performance electric vehicle with usable real-world range, wrapped in a luxury package.
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So when are you getting yours, Sterling. :)
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Always nice to see the brand retain its value. Keep it up, +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
 
Which are the world's Top 10 Universities? Check out the new QS World #‎UniRankings‬ 2014/15, out now: http://bit.ly/QSWUR14_G #‎QSWUR‬
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Too bad the list isn't the top 11, because Idaho State University would have finally had recognition for their outstanding students . . . ;-)
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We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. government says that requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) must be kept secret. We can tell you this: Requests have more than doubled around the world since 2009, and more than tripled in the U.S.: http://g.co/u5sp

Share this if you believe you have a right to know what our governments are up to. 
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Fascinating read
Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone—but we've never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why.
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Fantastic article from +Emilio Frazzoli in MIT's Technology Review this week. Emilio does some great work in the autonomous vehicles space. You can read more about his work here: http://goo.gl/X27H8z
Autonomous vehicles promise to have an enormous economic impact, even if significant uncertainties remain.
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Brilliant: T-Mobile will pay your early termination fees, and they put together a "breakup letter generator" to write a letter to your old carrier. Gotta love the scrappiness.
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I can feel your excitement that perhaps things might change with cell phone carriers. Time will tell. I haven't been burned by AT&T or Verizon yet. Yet -- that's pretty pathetic that this is the most hopeful word available. Best wishes in the sky.
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Robotics Researcher, Business Strategist, & Entrepreneur
Employment
  • Tesla Motors
    Senior Program Manager, 2014 - present
  • McKinsey & Company
    Engagement Manager, 2014 - 2014
  • McKinsey & Company
    Associate, 2013 - 2014
  • Gimlet Systems
    Principal & Co-Founder, 2012 - 2013
  • MIT Robotic Mobility Group
    Graduate Researcher, 2007 - 2012
  • MIT Venture Mentoring Service
    Management Consultant, 2008 - 2008
  • BYU Compliant Mechanisms Research Group
    Research Assistant, 2006 - 2007
  • Boeing
    Design Engineer, 2006 - 2006
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Introduction
Sterling Anderson is the Principal and Co-founder of Gimlet Systems.  A National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow at MIT, Sterling spent several years developing a patented planning and control framework for intelligent human-machine interaction.  See an excerpt from this work here or review related publications, patents, and press coverage for more information.

In addition to his research, Sterling has been involved in the business strategy of various technical startups.  He has worked as an organizer and team director with MIT's VentureShips and has served on the executive board of MIT's Science and Engineering Business Club (now the Sloan Business Club) as managing co-director of technology and entrepreneurship.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    PhD: Mobile Robotics, PhD Minor: Business Strategy, 2009 - 2012
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MS: Mechanical Engineering, 2007 - 2009
  • Brigham Young University
    BS: Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Mathematics, 2004 - 2007