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NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

An artist's concept of the NEOCam asteroid-hunting mission. NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. NASA is finally advancing the telescope, called NEO Surveyor, after years of passing it over. By passing a key review, the telescope has escaped what one expert called "NASA mission limbo hell." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroi...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Asteroids, Telescope, Trump, Near-earth Objects, Chelyabinsk, NASA JPL Caltech, Chelyabinsk Russia


58 thoughtful gifts to give your best friend, all for under $100

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Greetabl Whether it's your friend's birthday or you simply want to say thank you, they deserve the best. We rounded up 58 gifts, each under $100, that your special friend will treasure. Still looking for gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Friends are the ones you rely upon, confide in, and plague with everything from menu choices to whether or not you should move across...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Instagram, US, Trends, Walmart, Features, Mit, Gifts, New York Times, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Kate Middleton, Ralph Lauren


Elizabeth Warren calls for a crackdown on 'environmentally wasteful cryptocurrencies' to fight the climate crisis

Sen. Warren questions the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2014. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren called for a crackdown on "environmentally wasteful cryptocurrencies" like bitcoin on Wednesday. The Democratic Senator from Massachusetts made the comments in a Senate Banking Subcommittee hearing. Warren said "cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are terrible for the environment" and that now is the time to act. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Befor...
Tags: Congress, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Mit, United States, Warren, Columbia Law School, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Narula, Senate Banking Subcommittee, Neha Narula, Menand, Digital Currency Initiative, Cathie Wood


When Walmart comes knocking

As I’m typing this, I’ve just finished my second panel for our big TC Sessions: Mobility event. The write-ups will be ready in time for next week’s roundup, but a couple of things worth thinking about in the meantime. The first is partnerships with big companies like Walmart. I get the sense that Walmart really loves to play the field when it comes to partnering with small tech startups. And honestly, why not, right? There’s a lot of upside and relatively little downside. At the end of the day, ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Stanford, Tech, Walmart, Mit, Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Mike, Gideon, CMU, Bossa Nova, Kopic, Bossa Nova Robotics


Could all your digital photos be stored as DNA?

MIT biological engineers have demonstrated a way to easily retrieve data files stored as DNA. This could be a step toward using DNA archives to store enormous quantities of photos, images, and other digital content.
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Why It’s Important to Look Beyond the Surface of Things

The MIT professor Sherry Turkle has long been a maverick in the computer science world. From a young age, she began asking questions that no one else seemed to want to ask: How does the proliferation of personal computers affect our sense of self and our relationships? Are computers simply tools or are they more significant players influencing culture? Is technology making us lonelier—and does it have to be that way? In previous books, like Alone Together and Reclaiming Conversation, she has wr...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Parenting, California, Steve Jobs, Mit, Harvard, Black Lives Matter, Sherry Turkle, Nancy Drew, Jill Suttie, Turkle


As novel sights become familiar, different brain rhythms, neurons take over

As 'visual recognition memory' emerges in visual cortex, one circuit of inhibitory neurons supplants another and slower neural oscillations prevail, according to a new MIT study.
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CHIME telescope detects more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation

The large radio telescope CHIME has detected more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation, MIT researchers report. The observations quadruple the number of known radio bursts and reveal two types of FRBs: one-offs and repeaters.
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MIT researchers develop a molecular assay to detect sub-picomolar levels of the SARS-CoV-2's receptor-binding domain

A team of researchers at MIT has developed a molecular assay to detect sub-picomolar levels of the SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein receptor-binding domain (S-RBD) using computationally validated peptide beacons in a single-step detection through the production of a fluorescence signal.
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ISEE brings autonomy to shipping hubs with self-driving yard trucks

Robotaxis may still be a few years out, but there are other industries that can be transformed by autonomous vehicles as they are today. MIT spin-off ISEE has identified one in the common shipping yard, where containers are sorted and stored — today by a dwindling supply of human drivers, but tomorrow perhaps by the company’s purpose-built robotic yard truck. With new funding and partnerships with major shippers, the company may be about to go big. Shipping yards are the buffer zone of the logis...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shipping, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, North America, Robotics, Logistics


ISEE brings autonomy to shipping yards with self-driving container trucks

Robotaxis may still be a few years out, but there are other industries that can be transformed by autonomous vehicles as they are today. MIT spin-off ISEE has identified one in the common shipping yard, where containers are sorted and stored — today by a dwindling supply of human drivers, but tomorrow perhaps by the company’s purpose-built robotic yard truck. With new funding and partnerships with major shippers, the company may be about to go big. Shipping yards are the buffer zone of the logis...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Hardware, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Shipping, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, North America, Robotics, Logistics


This programmable fiber has memories and can sense temperature

MIT researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.Yoel Fink, who is a professor in the departments of materials science and engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, a Research Laboratory of Electronics principal investigator, and the senior author on the study, says digital fibers expand the possibilities for fabrics to uncover the context of hidden patterns in the human body...
Tags: Science, Design, Mit, Computers, Engineering, Innovation, Rhode Island, Fink, RISD, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Loke, Yoel Fink, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Wei Yan, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Nature Communications Until


Engineers At MIT Have Created Actual Programmable Fibers

Engineers at MIT have recently announced that they have successfully developed a programmable fiber. Interesting Engineering reports: Featured in Nature Communications, this new research could result in the development of wearable tech that could sense, store, analyze, and infer the activity(s) of its wearers in real-time. The senior author of the study, Yeol Fink, believes that digital fibers like those developed in this study could help expand the possibilities for fabrics to "uncover the cont...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Nature Communications, Yeol Fink


Consciousness: The 'ghost in the machine', or nothing special?

As individuals, we feel that we know what consciousness is because we experience it daily. It's that intimate sense of personal awareness we carry around with us, and the accompanying feeling of ownership and control over our thoughts, emotions and memories.But science has not yet reached a consensus on the nature of consciousness – which has important implications for our belief in free will and our approach to the study of the human mind. Beliefs about consciousness can be roughly divided int...
Tags: Psychology, Neuroscience, Mit, Brain, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Cardiff University, Alex Byrne, Peter Halligan Hon, David A Oakley


Is human consciousness creating reality?

A new study claims networks of observers are responsible for determining physical reality.The scientists propose that observers generate the structures of time and space.The paper could help yield insights into the God Equation, which attempts to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity.Is there physical reality that is independent of us? Does objective reality exist at all? Or is the structure of everything, including time and space, created by the perceptions of those observing it? Such ...
Tags: Space, Biology, Mit, Computers, Physics, Innovation, Stephen Hawking, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Astrophysics, Quantum Mechanics, Monte Carlo, Robert Lanza, Michio Kaku, Lanza


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Andrew Burton/Getty Images Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get the day's top stock and crypto news in your inbox every morning.Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly markets analysis.Mark your calendar: Join us Tuesday, June 8 at 12 p.m. ET for "The Future of Finance: Disrupting the Ordinary," a free virtual event presented by Grayscale that breaks down the digital transformation in banking, cryptocurrency and investing. Register here.Here's wha...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Global, Trends, Tesla, Mit, Credit Suisse, Miami, Jack Dorsey, Mark, Andrew Burton Getty, Ruffer, Amanda Cooper, Michael Saylor, Caitlin Long, Sam Bankman


Tiny particles power chemical reactions

MIT engineers discovered a way to generate electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create an electric current simply by interacting with an organic solvent in which they're floating.
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Visualizing cement hydration on a molecular level

MIT researchers used Raman microspectroscopy to observe dynamic chemical reactions in cement, which could point the way toward carbon-absorbing concrete designs.
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New drug-formulation method may lead to smaller pills

MIT chemical engineers have devised a simpler process for incorporating hydrophobic drugs into tablets or other drug formulations, using nanoemulsions. With this method, it may be possible to make many pills smaller and easier to swallow.
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A group of MIT alums in their 20s could be sitting on 13,000% bitcoin returns after taking part in a school project that gave them free crypto

Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images A group of MIT college grads could be sitting on 13,000% bitcoin returns after participating in a 2014 project that gave away free crypto, Bloomberg first reported. It's unclear how many students are still holding on to their bitcoin, however. Insider followed up with Mary Spanjers, a 24-year old who was profiled by Bloomberg and hasn't sold the $100 of bitcoin she first received in 2014. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Be...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Mit, Bitcoin, Rubin, Jeremy Rubin, Christian Catalini, Elitzer, HODL, Bitcoin Club, Bloomberg Many, Getty Images A group, Emily Graffeo, Bitcoin Investing


Quintet from North Hollywood High rocked in May to win the National Science Bowl competition

Well, they did it. After three straight years of coming so close — a second place and two third places — the North Hollywood High Science Bowl team won the national championship last month for exceptionally smart kids. They went up against the brightest students from 63 high schools throughout the country and topped them all. So, let’s give it up for captain Albert Zhang, and team members Lydia Qin, Eric Yoon, Theo Dupont and Shion Murakawa. This was their Super Bowl, an extremely intense compet...
Tags: Education, Stanford, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Mit, Soccer, United States, Maine, High School, Community, DuPont, Local News, Yoon, Caltech, Eric


Customized Shampoo and Conditioner Solutions From Function of Beauty

A lot of skincare brands have talked about personalization based on customer needs. But no one was thinking about this in terms of hair care – at least until Function of Beauty showed up on the scene. The company makes customized shampoo and conditioner based on a quiz that customers take on its website. By answering a few questions about their hair type and hair goals, they can choose products that are tailor made just for them. The product bottles are even personalized with the custom...
Tags: Fashion, Mit, Beauty, Hair, Function Of Beauty, Conditioner, Greater New York, Shampoo, Hair Care Tips, Hien Nguyen, Zahir Dossa, Custom Conditioner, Custom Haircare, Custom Shampoo, Joshua Maciejewski


Lux Capital has raised $1.5 billion more to invest in — and create — new startups

The fundraising continues apace in the go-go world of venture capital. Today, it’s Lux Capital — known for its frontier investing — that has closed a $675 million early-stage venture fund and an $800 million growth-stage fund from its existing LPs, including many of the foundations, endowments, and family offices that have backed the firm from its start in 2000. It’s easy to appreciate why they would re-up. Over the last 12 months alone, a dozen of Lux’s portfolio companies have either been acqu...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Mit, Sand Hill Road, SPAC, Veolia, Menlo Park, Lux, Lux Capital, Josh Wolfe, Zoox, Peter Hebert, Thrive Earlier Detection, Everly Health


12 Columbia University courses you can take online for free, from machine learning to inclusive teaching

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Columbia University; Alyssa Powell/Insider Columbia University ranks as one of the best colleges in the world. You can take over 30 of Columbia's online courses for free through edX. You can also earn certificates in various subjects for under $1,000. As with many top colleges, you often need relatively deep pockets and stellar test scores to attend an Ivy League school like Columbia University. Bu...
Tags: US, Trends, Mit, Harvard, House, Columbia University, Columbia, Columbia Business School, Business Analytics, India South, Mara Leighton, Alyssa Powell Insider Columbia University, Sharon McCutcheon Pexels Length, Andrew J Nathan, Elsa Stamatopoulou, Indigenous Peoples Rights Program ISHR


Engineers create a programmable fiber

MIT researchers have created the first fabric-fiber to have digital capabilities, ready to collect, store and analyze data using a neural network.
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A space telescope that could protect Earth from asteroids has been stuck in 'NASA mission limbo hell' - but it may finally escape

An artist's concept of an asteroid-hunting space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech A future NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. But efforts to launch such an asteroid observatory have failed to advance for years. Now, NASA's NEO Surveyor mission may finally move forward if it passes a key review in the coming weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city could be careening towards Ea...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Asteroids, Telescope, Trump, Near-earth Objects, Congressional, Chelyabinsk, NASA JPL Caltech


Becoming a Global Market Leader in the Multicultural Beauty Categorywith Anika Janelle Pettiford, Founder of Janelle BeautyJuly 7th, 2021

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Tags: Sales, Mit, Sydney, Ibm, Wells Fargo, Honeywell, Sydney Australia, Poppins, Anika, IBM Global Services, Weggs, Anika Janelle Pettiford Anika, Janelle Beauty, Janelle Beauty Anika, Staples Costco Museum of Modern Art, Harvard Anika


Halten Freundschafts-Apps, was sie versprechen?

„Unser erstes Date dauerte sieben Stunden“, erzählt mir die 37-jährige Haifa. „Es war ein wunderschöner Frühlingstag und wir spazierten am Fluss entlang, machten bei einer Bar Halt für einen Drink in der Sonne und hatten dann Pasta in einem Restaurant. Wir sprachen über unsere Träume, unsere Erfahrungen mit dem Daten und unsere gemeinsame Liebe zu Burrata“, fügt sie hinzu. Auch wenn sich das vielleicht wie der perfekte Beginn einer neuen romantischen Beziehung anhören mag, verbrachte Haifa diese...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mit, Maria, Amy, Kontakt, Haifa, Wie, Stunden, HANNAH, Sonne, Kopf, Hilfe, Freund, Frau, Monat


Online misinformation: MIT is developing an AI capable of detecting fake news networks

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a system based on artificial intelligence to detect fake news,...
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17 free or affordable online courses to learn Python, taught by schools like MIT, Harvard, and the University of Michigan

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Codecademy; iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Python is a popular programming language used in everything from AI to data analysis. Below are 14 online courses and programs you can take to learn how to code in Python. The online classes are offered by schools like MIT and Harvard and companies like Google and IBM. It's no secret that coding-related jobs are on the rise and that careers in data scienc...
Tags: Google, Python, Codecademy, Microsoft, Trends, Mit, Harvard, Ibm, University of Pennsylvania, Udemy, Raspberry Pi Foundation, University Of Michigan, Georgia Tech, MIT Harvard, Julia Pugachevsky, Christina Morillo