Science & Technology Gallery

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...
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May 7, 2013
On Saturday May 4th, CCTV along with the Digital Media Law Project of Harvard's Berkman Center and MIT's Center for Civic Media hosted a forum entitled "Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond." It was a day to celebrate citizen and non-traditional journalism, and to learn how people are covering Cambridge and other communities. [View the story "Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and...
Apr 10, 2013
by Sarah Cortes-On Tuesday, the White House invited technologists from all over the world to brief senior staff on the use of technology to combat human trafficking. The White House conducted the briefing as part of its Human Trafficking Task Force. Human trafficking is described as modern day slavery. Dr. Steven Chan, a Chief Technology Officer/Research Fellow within the Department of...
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...
May 2, 2013
Join us on Saturday, May 4 from 9:30-2:30 for this exciting event organized by Cambridge Community Television in celebration of the 5th anniversary of NeighborMedia, CCTV’s citizen journalism program; the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society; MIT's Center for Civic Media/Comparative Media Studies; and the Cambridge Public Library. This half-day forum...
Apr 8, 2013
Our Core Mission Has Not Changed—Universal Voice and Advanced Services for All is Our Number One Priority Consumer Federation of America Consumer Assembly 2013: Challenges and Opportunities Washington, D.C. March 15, 2013 Thank you, Mark, for that kind introduction. It is such a pleasure to be with you today. For more than 45 years, the promotion and protection of the American consumer...
Jun 6, 2013
Speaker: Manolis Kellis Countless regions of the human genome have been mapped by genetic studies in recent years. Manolis Kellis will discuss these efforts to build high-resolution activity maps of gene and regulatory regions across hundreds of cell types. These maps are bringing the genome to life, revealing possible culprits in human disease, and revealing the circuitry likely responsible...
Apr 28, 2013
by @SarahCortes-Over 120 technologists gathered at host Microsoft Cambridge this weekend to volunteer 48 consecutive hours of help for 24 nonprofits. Over 30 projects were accomplished for free for for organizations that otherwise cold not afford them. Projects included website implementations, database reverse engineering, and porting nonprofits' applications to more stable platforms. Jim O'Neil...
Apr 2, 2013
March 27, 2013 By Kaitlin Henry PLEASE NOTE: Comcast Cares Day is on April 27th, 2013, not April 25th. We apologize for the error in the SectorNews. Join Comcast as they celebrate their signature day of service, Comcast Cares Day, on April 27th at 8:15 AM at approximately 23 Massachusetts locations and wrap up around noon. This day of service is a great way to give back to our communities...
Jun 6, 2013
Speaker: Levi Garraway Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, accounting for more than 9,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Finding its biological underpinnings – the triggers that allow cancer cells to divide indefinitely – is essential to understanding the disease and conceiving of potential treatments. Levi Garraway will discuss his recent work on the genes involved in melanoma...
Apr 24, 2013
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Mar 20, 2013
A Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) draft study assessing the safety implications of ethanol-carrying freight trains reveals that communities through which these trains will travel are unprepared to for a possible accident. While state and local governments are preempted from regulating rail traffic, Global Petroleum, the Chelsea-based destination for the ethanol, requires a...
Jun 6, 2013
Speakers: Stuart Schreiber, Jay Bradner, Aly Shamji, Mike Foley, and Brian Hubbard Insights from human genomes reveal hints to basic questions about our origins and evolutionary history. But can this focus on human biology provide guideposts to revolutionary therapies? Leaders from the Broad’s Center for the Science of Therapeutics (CSofT) will discuss the institute’s current efforts and...
Apr 18, 2013
Unconferences, according to technology guru David Winer, are based on The Law of Two Feet, one which holds: If during the course of the gathering any person finds themselves in a situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they must use their two feet and go to some more productive place. On April 25th an unconference devoted to “Innovation and Sustainability,” will take...
Mar 19, 2013
This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Sarah Hill reports on why the MLK school is being rebuilt and what community impacts can be expected due to demolition, slated to begin in April: "MLK School Reconstruction: Demolition Phase to Begin." Joan Squeri...
May 29, 2013
The Massachusetts State Senate last Thursday approved an amendment that would, if agreed to by the House and signed by the Governor, block a permit required by Global Petroleum before it can begin repairs on a rail siding it must use if it is to receive trains carrying ethanol at its Chelsea facility. Global currently receives ethanol at that facility by barge from Providence, RI and is...
Apr 18, 2013
Unconferences, according to technology guru David Winer, are based on The Law of Two Feet, one which holds: If during the course of the gathering any person finds themselves in a situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they must use their two feet and go to some more productive place. On April 25th an unconference devoted to “Innovation and Sustainability,” will take place...
Mar 11, 2013
FED UP with your mobile phone service? Think you’ll change wireless providers at some point? If you bought your phone after January, it’s criminal for you to “unlock” it, so that it’ll work on a different network, without your current provider’s permission. Not just illegal — criminal. If you think that isn’t right, the White House has announced that it agrees with you — but, as the National...
May 19, 2013
By Sarah Cortes-80 boys and 20 girls gathered at MIT media lab today to create computer projects, practice their programming skills and learn new skills. Using a programming language developed specifically for kids by Mitch Resnick at MIT, participants had an opportunity to have fun. Along the way they develop and sharpen skills that America desperately needs in its workforce, and that may one...
Apr 14, 2013
by Sarah Cortes-On Tuesday, the White House invited technologists from all over the world to brief senior staff on the use of technology to combat human trafficking. The White House conducted the briefing as part of its Human Trafficking Task Force. Human trafficking is described as modern day slavery. Dr. Steven Chan, a Chief Technology Officer/Research Fellow within the Department of...
Mar 1, 2013
As part of a nationwide initiative among Internet Service Providers (ISP), Comcast this week implemented the "Copyright Alert System" (CAS), a system it says is intended to educate users about copyright infringement and legal ways to obtain music and video. Despite the carefully phrased descriptions that are meant to highlight the purported fairness of this system, copyright activists are quick...

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