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IOTA Network Down for 11 Days – Devs Claim Mainnet Will Be Operational Next Month

</header> <strong>The IOTA network has been down for approximately 11 days and the IOTA Foundation doesn’t expect the mainnet to be reactivated until March 2. On February 14, our newsdesk reported on the beginnings of the IOTA outage, when the network status page indicated that it was down. The page still warns IOTA’s mainnet is …

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AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles

Sponsored Links Christine Daniloff/MIT It’s good to be skeptical of Wikipedia articles for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the possibility of outdated info — human editors can only do so much. And while there are bots that can edit Wikipedia, they’re usually limited to updated canned templates or fighting vandalism. …

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MIT’s ‘smart surface’ could improve your WiFi signal tenfold

Sponsored Links Lead author Venkat Arun in front of the RFocus smart surface prototype. Jason Dorfman, MIT CSAIL There’s a problem with stuffing wireless connections into ever-smaller devices: they can struggle to maintain a good signal when there’s so little space for antennas. MIT CSAIL researchers might have a fix, though. They’ve developed an RFocus …

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MIT’s new GPS system uses satellite images to put you in the right lane

Sponsored Links Rostislav_Sedlacek via Getty Images If you’ve ever used GPS navigation while driving in an unfamiliar place, chances are you’ve had more than one incident with last minute merging — likely because the GPS hasn’t picked up on the number of lanes on the road, or where they lead to. But this particular annoyance’s …

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MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera

Sponsored Links Corinna Dumat / EyeEm via Getty Images In order for self-driving cars to park themselves, they’ll need to be able to see around corners. A team from MIT’s CSAIL may have a new way to do that. Using video footage of shadows, they’ve developed an algorithm that can recreate video of what’s happening …

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Watch a herd of MIT’s Mini Cheetah robots frolic in the fall leaves

Sponsored Links Biomimetics MIT, YouTube MIT wants to show that its Mini Cheetah robots aren’t just solitary creatures. The school’s Biomimetics department has posted a video of nine of the bots frolicking in the fall leaves, showing just what these pet-sized quadrupeds can do. The remote-controlled machines can backflip out of leaf piles, kick a …

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Block-like robots could assemble into emergency staircases

Sponsored Links MIT Next to Boston Dynamics’ leaping humanoids, the dice-like M-Block robots from MIT might not look very cool. Considering their lack of limbs, though, the latest versions can perform some impressive tricks like jumping, climbing and assembling into larger structures, Big Hero 6 style. Those skills could one day help them assemble themselves …

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Government Hates Crypto Because It Empowers the People, Not Because It’s Used for Crime

A recent article from MIT Technology Review has leveraged a somewhat sensationalist headline to stir up fear about bitcoin and crypto. The article, written about a “hidden” government weapon to be deployed against Bitcoin, references September 3 senate subcommittee testimony by Washington D.C. consulting firm Financial Integrity Network. In the testimony, Vice President of the …

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MIT experts find a way to reduce video stream buffering on busy WiFi

Sponsored Links Tero Vesalainen via Getty Images Is there anything more annoying that trying to watch a video on a slow internet connection shared with a bunch of other users? Skips, endless buffering, and ugly pixelation can ruin the experience of watching a movie or TV show when everyone in your house is trying to …

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AI knitting system designs and creates garments

Sponsored Links MIT CSAIL If you’ve ever wanted a custom bobble hat but your knitting skills aren’t up to par, let the robots do it. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a computer-aided knitting system which can automate the design and manufacture of knitted garments. Even non expert knitters …

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