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  • Artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky dies; 88

    January 26, 2016 | 1:37 pm

    Marvin Minsky, the artificial intelligence pioneer who helped make machines think, leading to computers that understand spoken commands and beat grandmasters at chess, has died at the age of 88, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said.

    Minsky, who died on Sunday, suffered...

  • Technion makes the cut on Bloomberg listing

    August 30, 2013 | 10:24 am

    Ever wondered where the most successful tech CEOs get their degrees? Bloomberg Rankings has the answer.

    After analyzing the alma maters of 250 CEOs of U.S. tech companies with a market value of more than $1 billion, Bloomberg found the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology tied...

  • Aaron Swartz: martyr or mascot?

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 30, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    Anyone just tuning in to the sensation created by Aaron Swartz’s death might easily think he’s the Internet’s Joan of Arc.

    Last month, the 26-year-old prodigy programmer, activist and blogger hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment. He was a “wizardly” figure, according to The...

  • UCLA, MIT duos among Wolf Prize winners

    January 3, 2013 | 9:34 am

    Seven scientists and an architect were named recipients of Israel's prestigious 2013 Wolf Prizes.

    The $100,000 prizes, which will be presented in May by Israeli President Shimon Peres during a special Knesset session, were announced Wednesday in Jerusalem by Gideon Saar, Israel's...

  • Science program helps six Milken grads head to MIT

    By Adam Wills

    August 27, 2008 | 11:11 pm

    Six graduates from Milken Community High School's 2008 class will enroll this fall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a campus that features among its alumni 26 Nobel laureates, more than one-third of all U.S. astronauts and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....