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October 12th, 2010
01:33 PM ET

Mission Possible: Mayor of Their Street

The mayor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts joined Ali to talk about a new initiative she recently launched.

If you'd like more information about Fitchburg, check out the city's website. For more on the "Mayors" program, there's a good piece in the Boston Globe.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Mission Possible
October 12th, 2010
12:45 PM ET

THE BIG I: MIT Media Lab Turns 25

MIT Media Lab turns 25 this year.  Over the last 25 years, they have inspired products like Guitar Hero, e-ink used in e-books, air bag systems and much more.  To check out the research being done at MIT Media Lab, click here.


1.  Amazon Kindle, Sony e-Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook

2.  Guitar Hero developed by spin-off Harmonix

3.  LEGO Mindstorms

4.  Scratch (programming language for kids)

5.  XO Laptop developed by spin-off One Laptop Per Child

6.  SeatSEntry Smart Air Bag Systems developed by NEC

7.  MPEG-4 Structured Audio

8.  Karaoke-on-Demand developed by Taito Corp.

9.  Wireless MEs Networks, originally developed by Nortel

10.  Photomosaics developed by spin-off Runaway Technologies

11.  LEGO WeDo

12.  Computer Clubhouse Network sponsored by Intel

13.  Zebra 3D Digital Holographic Printing developed by spin-off Zebra Imaging

14.  ReQall Memory Prosthesis developed by spin-off ReQall

15.  Audio Spotlight developed by spin-off Holosonics

16.  Hyperscore music composition software by spin-off

17.  Symphony Painter developed by Fisher-Price

18.  G-Speak developed by spin-off Oblong Industries

19.  Ambient Orbs developed by spin-off Ambient Devices

20.  Clocky developed by spin-off Nanda Home

21.  Tangible IP Network Designer & the Tangible Business Process Analyzer developed by NTT Comware

22.  Mercury RFID Readers developed by spin-off ThingMagic

23.  IBM WebFountain

24.  Q-Sensor developed by spin-off Affectiva

25.  Echo Nest Music Platform

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I