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Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

College students accrued more than $1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been consistently shown that are bound to earn more t...

Motion-sensing shrubs and robo-Venus flytraps: Inside the world of Cyborg Botany

From motion-sensing plants to a Venus Flytrap you control using a computer, Harpreet Sareen is the brains behind a weird field called Cyborg Botany. Here's why he believes it matters. The post Motion-sensing shrubs and robo-Venus flytraps: Inside the world of Cyborg Botany appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, MIT, MIT Media Lab, Norbert Wiener, Robots

Boston Tech Watch: Robin, Markforged, Air Force AI & CozyKin

The Air Force and MIT partner on AI research. Meeting room tech raises more dough. “Autopilot” for 3D printers. And robot companies teaming up to fill your next ecommerce order. Read on for more of what went down this week in Boston tech news.—Robin Powered, a Boston startup building workplace desk- and meeting room-booking software, closed a $20 million Series B funding round led by Tola Capital and joined by previous investors Accomplice and FirstMark Capital and new investor Allegion Venture...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, New York City, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Childcare, It, Cybersecurity, Mit, Vc, Materials, Venture Capital, 3d Printers, Ai

Bringing human-like reasoning to driverless car navigation

With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, MIT researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in new, complex environments.
Tags: Science, Mit

MIT Robot Breaks Rubik’s Cube World Record, Solving It in 0.38 Seconds

A robot created by MIT students Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo managed to solve a Rubik’s Cube in a record-breaking, lightning-fast 0.38 seconds. The video above shows it happening in real time, then in progressively slower times. By comparison, Yusheng Du, a Chinese speedcuber, holds the [human] record for solving a 3x3x3 cube in 3.47 seconds. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Games, Technology, College, Mit, Facebook Twitter, Ben Katz, Jared Di Carlo, Yusheng Du, BoingBoing MIT Robot Breaks Rubik

Open source beyond the market

Keynote on the topic of open source, markets, debts, purpose, and no less than the meaning of life. Delivered at RailsConf 2019. Also available as a long read below. In Debt: The First 5,000 Years, anthropologist David Graeber explores the fascinating history of debt and economies. It starts out by debunking the common myth that prior to coinage, everyone were trapped in this inefficient mode of barter. If you had a chicken to give and wanted sugar from Gandalf, but Gandalf w...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Uncategorized, Blogging, Mit, Bill Gates, Ivy League, Johnson, Ruby, Jason, Gates, Shopify, Graeber, Rogers, Adam Smith

These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs

Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And while the diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence for women in countries like the United States, in developing countries three times as many women die from the disease. Breast cancer survival rates range from 80% or over in North America, Sweden and Japan to around 60% in middle-income countries and below 40% in low-income countries, according to data provided the World Health Organization. And the WHO blames these low sur...
Tags: Health, TC, Medicine, Breast Cancer, California, Cancer, Tech, Mit, United States, South Africa, Long Beach, Disease, Peru, Head, Co-founder

From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind And Matter'

MIT mathematician and former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has a new memoir out about how he combined his two very different talents into a successful and varied career.(Image credit: Penguin Press)
Tags: News, Mit, Baltimore Ravens, John Urschel

AI Translation Boosted eBay Sales More Than 10 Percent

We often hear that AI is important for economic growth, and while that claim makes intuitive sense, there isn't a lot of hard data to back it up. A recent study [PDF] from economists at MIT and Washington University in St. Louis offers some proof, though, showing how AI tools boost trade by allowing sellers to cross the language barrier. From a report: Looking at data scraped from eBay, the researchers compared sales between the US and Spanish-speaking Latin American countries before and after t...
Tags: Ebay, US, Tech, Mit, Washington University in St Louis

MIT Scientist’s Quest For a Bot That Can Smell As Well As a Dog

“We have $100 million worth of equipment downstairs. And the dog can beat me?” MIT scientist Andreas Mershin asks. “That is pissing me off.” Mershin aims to develop a bot that detects an antigen that can be an indicator of prostate cancer. It’s one that properly trained dogs can sniff out with 90% accuracy. The physicist’s lab, Label Free Research Group, is attempting artificial olfaction, …
Tags: Science, Design, Dogs, Tech, Mit, Prostate Cancer, Robots, Scientists, Linkaboutit, Artificial Olfaction, Andreas Mershin, Mershin, Label Free Research Group

Nanotechnology vs. cancer: How tiny particles sniff out the deadly disease

Cancer is an aberrant function of a normal cell, where the regulators of that cell's dividing are broken and the cell starts to divide without regulation. Left to its own devices, that dividing without regulation will overcome the entire body.Until we have a cure, early detection is the holy grail. MIT professor Sangeeta Bhatia is currently devising a simple urine test that works just like a pregnancy test to detect cancer the moment it starts.How does it work? Nanoparticles are injected into th...
Tags: Science, Technology, Biology, Medicine, Cancer, Mit, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Human body, Susan Hockfield, Sangeeta Bhatia

Health[at]Scale lands $16M Series A to bring machine learning to healthcare

Health[at]Scale, a startup with founders who have both medical and engineering expertise, wants to bring machine learning to bear on healthcare treatment options to produce outcomes with better results and less aftercare. Today the company announced a $16 million Series A. Optum, which is part of the UnitedHealth Group, was the sole investor . Today, when people looks at treatment options, they may look at a particular surgeon or hospital, or simply what the insurance company will cover, but the...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Funding, Medical, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, Machine Learning, UnitedHealth Group, Mohammed Saeed, Zeeshan Syed Health

Manipulating atoms one at a time with an electron beam

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to manipulate the positions of individual atoms on a graphene sheet, which could be a first step to new quantum computing and sensing devices.
Tags: Science, Mit

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs

First Round Capital has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropo...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, California, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Economy, Engineer, Mit, Austin, Harvard

MIT Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 Seconds

A robot built by a pair of engineering students at MIT can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 0.38 seconds (which happens to be 19 minutes and 59.22 seconds shorter than my fastest time): 0.38 seconds is over in an almost literal flash, so the video helpfully shows this feat at 0.25x speed and 0.03x speed. I bet when they were testing this, they witness some spectacular cube explosions. (via @tedgioia) Tags: robots   Rubik’s Cube   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
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R.I.P. ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ and More: The 2019 TV Cancellation Round-Up

Whiskey Cavalier, we hardly knew ye. The series starring Lauren Cohan is just one of several shows to get the ax as networks make way for new stuff that will also probably be cancelled some day. That’s how things work in the magical world of television! We’ve compiled a list of recently cancelled shows for you – think of it as a kind of in memoriam segment. The 2019 TV cancellation roundup awaits you below. Angie Tribeca I’d heard good things about Angie Tribeca, the TBS comedy police p...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Los Angeles, Earth, People, Mit, Fbi, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Cbs, Pentagon, Tbs, Cia

Watch a robot solve a Rubik's cube in less than half a second

We previously posted about a robot that solved a Rubik's Cube in .637 seconds. Somehow I missed this astounding clip of an MIT robot killing that previous world record by spinning a solution in .38 seconds. I would think that at those speeds, the specific starting state of the scrambled cube can have a measurable impact on the solving time. Don't blink. (via Kottke)
Tags: Video, News, Mit, Puzzles, Robots, Robotics, Don, Rubik's cube

Unveiling its latest cohort, Alchemist announces $4 million in funding for its enterprise accelerator

The enterprise software and services focused accelerator, Alchemist has raised $4 million in fresh financing from investors BASF and the Qatar Development Bank, just in time for its latest demo day unveiling 20 new companies. Qatar and BASF join previous investors including the venture firms Mayfield, Khosla Ventures, Foundation Capital, DFJ, and USVP, and corporate investors like Cisco, Siemens and Juniper Networks. While the roster of successes from Alchemist’s fund isn’t as lengthy as Y Co...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Tech, Basf, Cisco, Qatar, Companies, Mit, Designer, Artificial Intelligence, Telecommunications, Computing, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Siemens

Ex–NFL Player John Urschel Gave up the Game for a Ph.D.—and a Life—in Math

One recent afternoon in Cambridge, Mass., John Urschel and I strolled along the Charles River on the way to his office at MIT, where he’s pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics. We were passing some of the MIT athletic facilities when I asked Urschel a seemingly mundane question. Where’s the football field? Urschel’s response was quick:…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, NFL, Mit, Cambridge, Urschel, Charles River, John Urschel

Huawei slams Trump’s 'unreasonable' ban, saying that the move will only harm US interests in its own 5G rollout

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei responded on Wednesday to news of President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" in the US. Soon after, the US Commerce Department said it would add Huawei to its "entity list," preventing the company from buying parts and components from American companies without US government approval. Hua...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, US, America, Trends, Mit, United States, Donald Trump, Huawei, ZTE, Trump, Reuters, US Commerce Department, Geng Shuang

You Fail to Reach Your Goals Because You Designed Them Badly

Reaching any goal requires motivation, self-discipline and commitment. But where do those things come from? Many people see these as personality traits. Some people are motivated, others are lazy. Other people recognize that they are sometimes lazy and sometimes motivated. So they add a little nuance and say that it depends on the pursuit. You might be lazy about cleaning your house, for instance, but never miss a gym day I think the truth, however, is even more extreme than this. Motivation,...
Tags: Mit, Lifehacks, Mindset

Microsoft open-sources a crucial algorithm behind its Bing Search services

Microsoft today announced that it has open-sourced a key piece of what makes its Bing search services able to quickly return search results to its users. By making this technology open, the company hopes that developers will be able to build similar experiences for their users in other domains where users search through vast data troves, including in retail, though in this age of abundant data, chances are developers will find plenty of other enterprise and consumer use cases, too. The piece ...
Tags: Cloud, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Open Source Software, Windows Phone, Computing, Bing, Search Results, World Wide Web

18 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future

"The Simpsons" has built a reputation for predicting the future. Most recently, viewers noticed that a 2017 episode of the cartoon seemed to preempt Daenerys Targaryen's big plot twist on Sunday night's penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones." "The Simpsons" also predicted the election of Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs boson equation, and a Lady Gaga performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 19 years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Tr...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Sweden, Singapore, Disney, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesco, Bbc, Mit, Uganda, Fox, David, Netflix

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial process it would be better if the fluids formed droplets, which could roll or fall off the surface and carry heat away with them. Now, researchers at MIT have made significant progress in promoting droplet formation and shedding in such fluids.
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Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts by this contributor Market map: the 200+ innovative startups transforming affordable housing Innovations in inclusive housing This week on Extra Crunch, I am exploring innovations in inclusive housing, looking at how...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Column, Accelerator, Real Estate, Enterprise, Crowdfunding, Kaiser Permanente, Finance, Government, Funding, Linkedin, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Policy

Plants that glow could illuminate tomorrow's buildings

MIT researchers who developed light-emitting plants are now exploring how the glowing greenery could be integrated into future building designs. In their proof-of-concept demonstration, the scientist packaged luciferase, the enzyme that enables fireflies to glow, into nanoparticles that were then suspended in solution. The plants were immersed in the solution and, through high pressure, the nanoparticles entered tiny pores in the plants' leaves. The plants maintained their glow for several hour...
Tags: Post, New York, Technology, News, New York City, Mit, Green, Chemistry, Architecture, Plants, Lights, Lighting, Kennedy, Cooper Hewitt, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Green Tech

50 Really Weird Restaurant Ideas from Around the US

You’ll currently find more than a million restaurant locations across the U.S. And the industry brings in more than $825 billion a year. But forget about all those restaurants in seemingly every location across the country. Room for growth still exists. Find yourself interested in jumping into the restaurant industry? First find a unique angle. Or find something that makes your business stand out from the rest. Weird Restaurants from Across the US For inspiration, here are 50 of the weirdest ...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, Minneapolis, California, Montana, Milwaukee, US, Sales, San Francisco, West Virginia, Startup, Atlanta, Georgia

AutoSens Detroit 2019 Begins This Week With Major Announcement

AutoSens, a leading and influential global summit on autonomous driving, is returning to Detroit. Technical sessions and presentations from from Microsoft, Sony, General Motors, and MIT are planned. AutoSens takes aim at the biggest challenges facing autonomous driving by encouraging collaboration.  As AutoSens Detroit 2019 begins, conference organizers say they are now expanding to a third location. The Michigan Science Center will host AutoSens Detroit 2019 as the global conference on autono...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Microsoft, Events, Mit, Autos, Brussels, North America, Detroit, TomTom, Motor City, Detroit Michigan, Wayne State University, Robert Bosch, Stead

Take a look inside the $5,000-a-month San Francisco apartment that Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes reportedly once called home

Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of the blood-testing startup Theranos, has laid low while she awaits trial on federal fraud charges. She and her fiancé, a hotel heir named Billy Evans, were reportedly renting a $5,000-a-month apartment in San Francisco on Lombard Street, near a popular tourist attraction. Holmes and her fiancé no longer live there, and the apartment unit is now listed online with photos of the interior — take a look. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Little...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Mit, Silicon Valley, Evans, Golden Gate Bridge, Cnbc, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Russian Hill, Hill, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, Balto, Billy Evans, Holmes Theranos

Take a look inside the $5,000-a-month San Francisco apartment that Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes once called home

Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of blood-testing startup Theranos, has laid low while she awaits trial on federal fraud charges. She and her fiancé, a hotel heir named Billy Evans, have reportedly been renting a $5,000-a-month apartment in San Francisco near popular tourist attraction Lombard Street. Holmes and her fiancé no longer live there, and the apartment unit is now being listed online with photos of the interior — take a look. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Littl...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Mit, Silicon Valley, Evans, Golden Gate Bridge, Cnbc, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Russian Hill, Hill, Alcatraz, Lombard Street, Balto, Billy Evans, Holmes Theranos