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Ann Marie Sastry spoke at the Emerging Media (EmTech) conference on Wednesday. Sastry, professor of engineering at the University of Michigan and founder of Sakti3, was one of the many distinguished speakers at EmTech. She discussed her initiatives to double the range of electric vehicles by producing solid-state battery systems. EmTech is MIT Technology Review’s premier conference that focuses on emerging technologies and their impact.
October 21, 2011
It’s now official: the information age will drastically change the world. Emerging technologies converged at MIT this week in a showcase to demonstrate how untapped industries could radically shape our future.
October 21, 2011
Biology Department Head Chris A. Kaiser PhD ’88 has been selected to run the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) beginning next year, the MIT News Office reported on Tuesday. Kaiser will oversee NIGMS’s $2 billion budget for funding basic life sciences research.
October 21, 2011
On Oct. 4, Adam G. Riess ’92 woke up to a 5 a.m. phone call from Sweden. The professor of astronomy and physics at John Hopkins University was told that he had won the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics. Two others shared the prize: Saul Perlmutter of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Brian P. Schmidt of the Australian National University.
October 21, 2011
The September/October Faculty Newsletter (FNL) is out, opening with an editorial calling for the scientific community to speak “more clearly, more loudly, and more effectively” to counteract the “deeply disturbing” scientific skepticism of some presidential candidates.

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