Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.
So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.
US Treasury Wants to Track Crypto Purchases
The U.S. Treasury Department is looking into systems that would allow them to track virtual currency transactions. The goal is to use the tech to determine if individuals or entities are using the tech to hide assets. Specifically, the department is looking for vendor-provided solutions to analyze and track blockchain-based transactions.
NASA Hears a Strange “HUM” From Deep Space
The Voyager 1 spacecraft, our most distant human-made object, is completely beyond the influence of even our sun. The craft is detecting a very faint, monotone, narrow frequency bandwidth. Scientists believe it is hearing the hum of interstellar gas, which isn’t as simple as it sounds. This means there could be more happening with interstellar gasses than previously believed. Read the full article for more on this story.
Smell Training May Help Recover Lost Senses After Covid-19
The loss of smell continues to be an issue for recovering Covid-19 patients, but researchers in the United Kingdom may have a solution. According to a recent study, it may be as simple as teaching yourself to smell again. To do this, ensure you are smelling at least four different odors twice per day for several months.
Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack Update
Through Monday, Colonial Pipeline remained mostly at a standstill. This comes following a ransomware attack last week. Part of the system is back up, but it could be the end of the week before they are fully functional again. A federal investigation continues to search for the hackers responsible.