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MIT develops a battery-free method for navigating underwater that could transform ocean exploration

MIT develops a battery-free method for navigating underwater that could transform ocean exploration MIT has developed a new navigation system designed for use underwater that could do for underwater wayfinding what GPS has done for travel on and above the surface. GPS doesn’t really penetrate underwater, because radio waves aren’t really water-friendly. It’s why you […]

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Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19 Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a […]

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MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce

MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical spherical curve of ultra-wide-angle glass, while still providing true optical fisheye distortion. The fisheye […]

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Ansa Biotechnologies wants to usher in a new era of DNA manufacturing

Ansa Biotechnologies wants to usher in a new era of DNA manufacturing Daniel Arlow has spent the last eighteen years studying genomics and synthetic biology. The arc of his career has taken the first-time founder of the new startup Ansa Biotechnologies from MIT to the famous Keasling Lab at the University of California at Berkeley […]

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China bans Scratch, MIT’s programming language for kids

China bans Scratch, MIT’s programming language for kids China’s enthusiasm for teaching children to code is facing a new roadblock as organizations and students lose an essential tool: the Scratch programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. China-based internet users can no longer access Scratch’s website. Greatfire.org, an organization […]

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MIT CSAIL grad launches machine learning platform with $10M Series A

MIT CSAIL grad launches machine learning platform with M Series A Manasi Vartak, founder and CEO of Verta, conceived of the idea of the open source project ModelDB database as a way to track versions of machine models while she was still in grad school at MIT. After she graduated, she decided to expand on […]

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Launched with $17 million by two former Norwest investors, Tau Ventures is ready for its closeup

Launched with million by two former Norwest investors, Tau Ventures is ready for its closeup Amit Garg and Sanjay Rao have spent the bulk of their professional lives developing technology, founding startups and investing in startups at places like Google and Microsoft, HealthIQ, and Norwest Venture Partners. Over their decade-long friendship the two men discussed […]

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MIT and Boston Dynamics team up on ‘Dr. Spot,’ a robot for remote COVID-19 vital sign measurement

MIT and Boston Dynamics team up on ‘Dr. Spot,’ a robot for remote COVID-19 vital sign measurement One of the most consistent pieces of advice from health organizations about COVID-19 has been that everyone do their utmost to limit contact with people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. […]

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The race to building a fully functional quantum stack

The race to building a fully functional quantum stack David Cowan Contributor Share on Twitter David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and one of the world’s leading investors across cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, consumer and space technology. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tomer Diari […]

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On demand mental health service provider Ginger raises $50 million

On demand mental health service provider Ginger raises million Ginger, a provider of on demand mental healthcare services, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The new capital comes as interest and investment in mental health and wellness has emerged as the next big area of interest for investors in new technology […]

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