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Nov 13, 2013 Learn how to use Hangout, a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. This FREE class will be taught by a Google employee and is open to CCTV members and non-members. Please call 617 661 6900 or stop by CCTV to register! more
Oct 29, 2013 Photo: Richard M. Stallman, Keynote Presenter. more
Oct 23, 2013 Would you let people you just met put electrodes on your scalp and put current through your brain using a device you'd built over the last 24 hours? If you said no, then you didn't embrace the spirit of experimentalism at play at the Boston-area's first Science Hack Day, which took place last weekend at Harvard's Center for Systems Biology. The 24 hour opportunity to work on science projects -... more
Oct 17, 2013 Science Hack Day is a two-day event that brings together enthusiastic scientists, developers, designers, and nerds of all kinds to facilitate an intense burst of collaboration on exciting projects at the intersection of science and technology. SHD Boston will join a grassroots network of over a dozen Science Hack Days worldwide over the past three years. These events have generated hacks ranging... more
Oct 16, 2013 by @SarahCortes - Cambridge computer security expert Andrew Lewman provided training to technologists in Warsaw, Poland last Thursday. Executive Director of the Cambridge-based nonprofit anonymous communication technology organization, the Tor Project, Lewman traveled over 4,000 miles at the invitation of the Secure Poland 2013 conference to address computer security experts, among others.... more
Sep 21, 2013 Google censures Press TV's YouTube Channel youtube_presstv_1.jpg An article on the official website of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has accused Press TV of bypassing the West’s satellite sanctions by broadcasting live via YouTube and other internet and mobile platforms. Press TV has been unable to access its YouTube account since July 25 despite the video sharing site’s claim that the... more
Sep 17, 2013 Our bodies are host to trillions of microorganisms, many of which reside in our digestive system. This tiny population, known as the gut microbiome, mostly functions to aid digestion or repress the growth of harmful bacteria. But imbalances in these same bacterial species have also been linked to inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, and even cancer. Broad senior associate member and renowned... more
Sep 17, 2013 Different as we may seem, humans and dogs suffer from many of the same debilitating psychiatric diseases—including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). For both species, current medical treatments have proven ineffective, in large part due to a lack of understanding the roots of the disease. But an exciting collaborative effort between Broad scientists and thousands of dog owners is unraveling... more
Aug 4, 2013 A puzzle : why do so many people (including me in the past) post their writing in tiny, unadorned text? Too small, not bold, no indents.  Several questions and some bumping around magically produces the instruction for boldface : <Strong>.   Double size fonts are <h2>.  To indent paragraphs about five spaces the command is <p style="text-indent:30px;p">.  This article... more
Aug 2, 2013 This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the latest must-read Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia reporters and contributors at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories What happens when you place a NeighborMedia reporter inside a dance studio? This neat little multimedia piece by citizen journo Siobhan Bredin! Read, look and listen: "Celebrating 30 Years of Joyful Movement." Uh-oh!... more
Jul 29, 2013 Hey, Cambridge! Mark your calendars! This Thursday, Aug. 1, CCTV is hosting a FREE orientation at 6:30 p.m. Why should you care? Well, if you want to do anything here, you need to attend! Ever dream of becoming a radio or TV host? Want to get involved in the excitement of studio production and live television programming? Cambridge Community Television, a community access station located in the... more
Jul 25, 2013 If you’ve lived in Cambridge for more than three weeks, then you experienced the blinding heat wave that just struck, with seven consecutive days in the 90s, culminating with one suffocating day at 100. And if you’ve lived in Cambridge longer than that, you’ve probably also experienced flooding of your basement, neighborhood, or commute. These extremes we’re beginning to see are likely to... more
Jul 20, 2013 This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's must-read Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia reporters and contributors at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories "Governor vetoes legislation that would have halted ethanol trains" - by Saul Tannenbaum "Family arts events abound this summer" - by Siobhan Bredin "Whoopsisms: the first in a series lamenting bad punctuation,... more
Jul 12, 2013 This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's must-read Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia reporters and contributors at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Ethanol trains in the Boston area have been stopped in their tracks! But organizers of the grassroots effort urge one last action to ensure permanent victory. Read the latest by Saul Tannenbaum, who's been following... more
Jul 5, 2013 This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's must-read Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia reporters and contributors at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Americans celebrate Independence Day, but what about Unity Day? NeighborMedia journo Stephen Kaiser strives to make sense of independence, flags, fireworks, unity and tragedy in this column here: http://tinyurl.com/... more
Jun 28, 2013 This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's must-read Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia reporters and contributors at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Imagine how the Declaration of Independence would look if written by a group of 16-year-olds. NeighborMedia reporter Stephen Kaiser has done just that. Read what he came up with here: http://tinyurl.com/mnb8rrq Has the... more
Jun 25, 2013 The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project brought 40 hackers to the MIT Media Lab this weekend to apply their skills to civic data problems. This is one person's experience with his first serious Hackathon. 3:00 PM. Opening Circle Dan Sinker, who heads the OpenNews project, convenes the group, talking about the schedule of the next 24 hours, logistics of keeping people fed, and turns to introductions.... more
Jun 18, 2013 Watch the first seminar from Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond. Oases in the News Desert Cambridge which has no daily newspaper nor local commercial radio and television, is a news desert. But even a desert has oases. Meet the journalists who support the islands of information that the information-thirsty turn to for sustenance. Discussion includes what it's like to cover Cambridge,... more
Jun 18, 2013 The School Year Production Program presents the second installment of "Innovation In My Backyard." Students ventured to the Cambridge Innovation Center to profile interesting start-ups. Dapcha Andre, Nancy Eugene, Jean Guillaume, Mon Tiwari, and Wilchina Zephyr. S.Y.P.P. Spring 2013. For more information on the Open Learning Exchange visit: http://www.ole.org/ more
Jun 16, 2013 This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's must-read Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia reporters and contributors at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Hoops, health and happy times at Hoyt Field. Maurice Wilkey tells us all about this weekend event focused on men's health: http://tinyurl.com/mkdpa6w The old MLK School has been sitting quietly behind a chain-link... more
Jun 6, 2013 Speaker: Jessica Alfoldi The African coelacanth, whose genome was recently sequenced, is a highly unusual fish that closely resembles the fossils of its 300-million-year-old ancestors. Scientists have debated for decades about whether it truly is a slow-evolving fish, and how closely related it is to our own ancestor – the fish that first came up onto land. Jessica Alfoldi will discuss the... more

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