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How do we choose what to buy? A new study from MIT describes how our brains rank consumer products. 

#behavior   #consumers   #economics   #shopping    #MIT  
Study: Simple “index strategy” helps consumers make choices.
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This research has been funded from the early 50s to manipulate us lab rats into buying in ways which are most profitable for retailers.
What we need is more research to help us ignore cues which cause us to act illogically.
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Celebrate #MuseumWeek with an interactive map of public art at MIT from the MIT List Visual Arts Center: http://mitsha.re/1yhZBvm Bonus: Don't miss the audio introduction, narrated by the late Leonard Nimoy.
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Congratulations to Michael Stonebraker of +CSAIL MIT, who has won the +Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)'s A. M. Turing Award, often described as the "Nobel Prize of computing!"

#AMTuring   #Computer   #Programming   #innovation   #MIT  
CSAIL researcher invented core database concepts, turned many into companies.
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congratulations
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A joint MIT-+Stanford University team has developed a solar cell that could lead to more efficient #solar  energy.
Researchers combine two types of photovoltaic material to make a cell that harnesses more sunlight.
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+Jonathan Mailoa congrats, kak :-)
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Using satellite imagery, MIT students have come up with a new way to identify good locations for projects in the developing world.

#development   #technology   #engineering   #MIT  
New image-analysis methods can automate identification of cost-effective sites for grants or microgrids.
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MIT😀,,,,,Continuing to prove why it's the best university in the world to me😃
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Three schools, one shared vision for the future of higher education.

#Brazil   #MIT   #highered   #onlinelearning   #engineering  
ITA and FazINOVA share a bold vision for Brazilian higher education — and a source of inspiration at MIT.
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Brasil <3
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New study identifies the promise and challenges facing large-scale deployment of solar photovoltaics: http://mitne.ws/1CdTtVh

#solar #solarpower #renewableenergy  
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The study identifies three themes for
future research and development. The
first is increasing the power-
conversion efficiency of emerging
photovoltaic technologies and
commercial modules.
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Tonio Buonassisi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, is teaming up with Brazilian researchers to advance solar energy technologies, with support from the MIT-Brazil Seed Fund. Learn more: http://mitsha.re/1CR9PX6

Photo: M. Scott Brauer #Brazil #MIT #solarpower #renewableenergy #technology
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Awesome university, best teachers.
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Featured in +The New York Times: The physics of non-stick bottles from MIT spinoff +LiquiGlide.

#physics   #startup   #entrepreneurship   #MIT   #innovation  
LiquiGlide has found a way to make the interiors of some bottles permanently wet and slippery. That keeps substances like ketchup from sticking inside.
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"Since the dawn of time, mankind has sought an answer to an undying question: Are we alone? Now, humans possess the technology to solve this mystery, and we will shift their gaze to the stars."

Preview TESS, a new joint space mission between +NASA and MIT.

#exoplanets   #astrobiology   #space   #astronomy   #MIT  
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They circle our atmosphere all time and visit earth all the time we see them everyday!!! 
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For World Water Day, watch "Research for a Thirsty World," a new short video by students in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering​. 

#worldwaterday   #water   #environment   #engineering   #MIT  
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Keep exploring for new, safe and obtainable ways to quench the planet's thirst. I cannot speak for all, but THANK YOU, VERY MUCH!
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Happy first day of spring! Vernal equinox arrives today in the Northern Hemisphere.

Photo illustration: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT #spring   #spring2015   #MIT  
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Happy first day of Persian New Year too (1394)
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