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A new RFID tracking system from MIT could make robotics cheaper and easier

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Robotics could become cheaper and easier in the near future: A new object tracking system for robots from researchers at MIT enables these units to employ radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to orient themselves , according to  Engadget . Using this technique, companies could create robots that are better able t...
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Profs prep promising privacy-protecting proxy program... Yes, it is possible to build client-server code that safeguards personal info

Software framework teases shortcut to GDPR compliance Computer science boffins from Harvard and MIT have developed a software framework for building web services that respect privacy, provided app developers don't mind a minor performance hit.…
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5 Wege die schönsten Seiten von Montana zu entdecken

5 Wege die schönsten Seiten von Montana zu entdecken By: Shar Riley Die Nationalparks Nicht verpassen: Road Trips Geschichte und Kultur Tierwelt Kulinarische Ziele #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/1-LeadImage-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/1-LeadImage-1200x900.jpg') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image...
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Putting data privacy in the hands of users

MIT and Harvard University researchers have developed Riverbed, a platform that ensures web and mobile apps using distributed computing in data centers adhere to users' preferences on how their data are shared and stored in the cloud.
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So verbessern Sie mit Kurzumfragen die Lead-Generierung

Was sind Kurzumfragen? Marketingqualifizierte Leads zu generieren ist eine der höchsten Prioritäten für innovative Marketingexperten. Allerdings geben über 50 % der Marketer zu, dass sie sich mit der schwer tun. Kommt Ihnen das bekannt vor? Dann wissen Sie wahrscheinlich auch, was der Schlüssel dazu ist, gut qualifizierte Leads zu generieren und diese schneller durch den Trichter zu führen: Sie müssen die Leads besser kennenlernen und diese Daten nutzen, um cleverere Marketingkampagnen voranz...
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Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and assembly, and by swarms of drones carrying out search-and-rescue missions.
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Lobster's underbelly is as tough as industrial rubber

Flip a lobster on its back, and you'll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane that appears rather vulnerable when compared with the armor-like carapace that shields the rest of the crustacean. But engineers at MIT and elsewhere have found that this soft membrane is surprisingly tough, with a microscopic, layered, plywood-like structure that makes it remarkably tolerant to scrapes and cuts.
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What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs

Rudina Seseri Contributor Rudina Seseri is founder and managing partner at Glasswing Ventures, an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Harvard Business School and an Executive-In-Residence for Harvard University’s Innovation Lab. More posts by this contributor The problem with ‘explainable AI’ How do we change the dynamics of the VC industry? At a high level, the American AI Initiative seems to be headed in the right direction. We absolut...
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Group at MIT wants a celebration for a new college canceled

BOSTON (AP) — Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the university to cancel celebrations for a new computing center. The Boston Globe reported Monday that 18 students, alumni and faculty published an opinion piece in The Tech , an MIT student publication. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, […]
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Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant

Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new MIT study finds.
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Psychology Around the Net: February 16, 2019

Are you ready to get all the latest on whether or not talking to bots is good for your mental health, how your occupation can affect how effective your depression treatments are, and the difference between shameful secrets and guilty secrets (and which ones hurt us more)? We hope so, because we have all that and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Can Talking to a Bot Help You Feel Better? Maybe…but at what cost? Says psychologist and MIT professor Sherry Turkle: “We expect more fr...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Technology, Sleep, Study, Research, Mit, Depression, Treatment, Anxiety, Guilt, Sexuality, Sex Life, Columbia University, Bots, Asmr


Musk-Like or Not, This 36-Year-Old CEO Has Amazon Riding Shotgun

What he did have was something in common with Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel, the chairman of a Saudi auto distributor who, like Scaringe, also attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Scaringe showed up recommended by MIT contacts, and playing the alumni card worked. “It was a seminal point,” Scaringe said in an interview. Rivian had another seminal moment Friday, when it announced a $700 million funding round led by Amazon.com Inc. Scaringe also is in talks with General Motors Co. on so...
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As GE and Amazon move on, Google expands presence in Boston and NYC

 this week when Amazon and GE decided to bail on their commitments to build headquarters in the respective cities on the same day. But it’s worth pointing out that while these large tech organizations were pulling out, Google was expanding in both locations. Yesterday upon hearing about Amazon’s decision to scrap its HQ2 plans in Long Island City, New York City Mayor De Blasio had this to say: “Instead of working with the community, Amazon threw away that opportunity. We have the best talent...
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Boston Tech Watch: Student Loans, Google in Kendall Square & More

General Electric may have backed off its plans for Boston, but at least it’s not leaving town. A student loan startup in Boston eyes help from Capitol Hill. Deals, fundings, and founders moving on. The week in Boston tech is here:—A bill introduced this week in Congress could provide a boost to local student debt startup Gradifi, which helps employers contribute to its workers’ college loans. The bill, put before the Senate this week and introduced in the House earlier this month, allows employ...
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How to Install Pagekit CMS on Debian 9

Pagekit is modern, intuitive, modular, and flexible open source (MIT license) CMS built with Symfony components and Vue.js. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the Pagekit CMS installation process on a Debian 9 (stretch) operating system by using NGINX as a web server, MariaDB as a database server, and optionally you can secure transport layer by using acme.sh client and Let's Encrypt certificate.
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HGTV Co-Founder; Best Place to Work; 8 Self-Leadership Traits; Bloomberg CEO Summit

Hello ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. But, if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself.   Carl Jung as quoted in Fully Human Bloomberg’s CEO Summit June 17 – 18 NYC – Join me and a star-studded A-list of speakers and 200+ mid-market CEOs at Bloomberg’s beautiful HQ in NYC for their June 17 – 18 CEO Summit. More info belo...
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Giving keener 'electric eyesight' to autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But MIT researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could help steer driverless cars when traditional methods fail.
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Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room

In an operating room in rural Idaho, doctors prep a patient for surgery. They make a tiny, thumb-sized incision into the patient and insert a small robot while across the country a surgeon puts on a virtual reality headset, grabs their controllers, and prepares to operate. While this scene may seem like science fiction now, a Charlestown, Mass.-based startup called Vicarious Surgical, is developing the technology to make that vision a reality. The company’s co-founders, Adam Sachs and Sammy Khal...
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6 Quick Content Formatting Tips That Will Energize Your Page

You pour hours into researching, writing, polishing, and promoting your content. But there’s one crucial task you must master if you want people to actually read and absorb those words you’ve written … content formatting. How to make a sensational first impression (and grab skimmers by the eyeballs) Click to pin! The moment they arrive, your site visitor’s fingers are still hovering over their keys, ready to click away. How will you keep them there? How will you invite them to stick aroun...
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Turning desalination waste into a useful resource

Process developed at MIT could turn concentrated brine into useful chemicals, making desalination more efficient.
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Climate change to change the color of the oceans over the next 80 years

The color of the oceans is about to undergo some major changes. As a result of ongoing climate change, scientists are predicting that the color of the oceans will slowly become bluer over the next 80 years. The color difference is directly connected to microbial phytoplankton, which absorb sunlight near the surface of the ocean. As the acidity and temperature of the oceans rise, the number of phytoplankton is expected to decrease in certain regions. Once the phytoplankton populations drop off, ...
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Two former members of Google’s skunkworks division have launched a biomanufacturing company

Biomanufacturing technologies — taking modified versions of existing organisms and bending them to the will of humans — has moved from the world of science fiction to becoming a new reality. Across the startup landscape companies are launching to make synthetic spider silk, or make leather substitutes, or meat substitutes, or novel chemicals and pharmaceuticals. What all of these companies have in common is that they need to be able to rapidly experiment with different organisms and processes fo...
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Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue

MIT researchers have discovered how overactive DNA repair systems can lead to retinal damage and blindness in mice. A DNA repair enzyme called Aag glycosylase becomes hyperactive, provoking an inflammatory response that produces necrosis, leading to severe tissue damage.
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Mars One goes bankrupt as reality catches up to the doomed space scam

A grand mission to Mars that was always light on details has come to a decidedly terrestrial end. Mars One, a controversial space exploration project that made it as far as the “highly produced videos” stage of space colonization, has quietly filed for bankruptcy, according to a liquidation listing spotted by a Redditor on r/space. As the post explains, the private company that spearheaded the Mars One spectacle is actually made up of two parts, a not-for-profit called the Mars One Foundation...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, Mit, Mars One, Mars, Spaceflight, Mars Mission, Engadget, Outer Space, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp, Mars One Foundation, nFin Innovative Finance AG, Mars One Ventures


New technique uses acoustic waves to measure the stiffness of living cells

MIT engineers have devised a new, noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of living cells using acoustic waves. Their technique allows them to monitor single cells over several generations and investigate how stiffness changes as cells go through the cell division cycle.
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Acoustic waves can monitor stiffness of living cells

MIT engineers have devised a new, non-invasive way to monitor the stiffness of single living cells, using acoustic waves. Their technique could be used to study many biological phenomena, such as cell division, programmed cell death or metastasis.
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Restoring the California Dream, not nailing its coffin

Virtually everyone, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, is aware of the severity of California’s housing crisis. The bad news is that most proposals floating in Sacramento are likely to do very little to address our housing shortage. Newsom has promised to have 3.5 million homes built over the next seven years to solve the problem. That is, conservatively stated, more than 2.6 million that would be built at the current rate of construction. This effort is doomed, though, since it fails to address the f...
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Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or air taxis, too. Yup, another transportation newsletter. But I promise this one will be different. Here’s how. Newsletters can be great mediums for curated news — a place...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Mexico, Boston, Virginia, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Palo Alto


The Strange History of Real-World Laser Weapons: Q&A with Author Jeff Hecht

"Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon," by Jeff Hecht. Courtesy of Prometheus BooksLasers. A staple in science fiction for decades upon decades, they have appeared as ray guns, phasers, lightsabers and much more. But lasers, and even laser weapons, aren't restricted to sci-fi. In his latest book, "Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon," (Prometheus Books, 2019), released Jan. 8, Jeff Hecht, an award-winning veteran science ...
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Scientists Are Working On Ways To Swap the Needle For a Pill (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: One team of scientists, from MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, developed a system to deliver insulin that actually still uses a needle -- but is so small you can swallow it and the injection doesn't hurt. They built a pea-size device containing a spring that ejects a tiny dart of solid insulin into the wall of the stomach, says gastroenterologist Carlo Giovanni Traverso, an associate phys...
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