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MIT creates device that gives you two additional robotic fingers

Robotics experts are working on a way to give you more fingers which you can wear. Why should you settle for five fingers when you can have seven?
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

MIT builds drones to provide lighting for pictures

Boston - Lighting for pictures is a very complex process that takes a lot of time, but MIT researchers are finding a way to use drones to help set up and shoot photos faster and easier.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Enjoy high-speed Internet on the moon

Although wireless Internet is still not available at several places over the globe, a team of NASA and MIT research scientists have shown that it can be made available on the moon.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa

Microscopic villain may be culprit in ancient mass extinction

Something killed off 90 percent of the Earth’s living species 250 million years ago. The prevailing theory has been that increased volcanic activity caused drastic changes in the Earth’s climate and the species could not adapt fast enough.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 5 comments

Op-Ed: World’s largest mass extinction happened much faster — MIT

Sydney - The Permian extinction, which almost annihilated life on Earth, was a comparatively sudden event. MIT scientists have now discovered that the extinction was caused by a massive increase of carbon, believed to have been caused by volcanic eruptions.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

A year later, DOJ unable to answer questions over Swartz’s death

Washington - A bipartisan group of lawmakers has called for an investigation into the death of hacktivist Aaron Swartz. The group criticized Attorney General Eric Holder about the Department of Justice’s handling of the prosecution of the activist.
In the Media by Justin King - 8 comments

Anonymous hits MIT website in honor of Aaron Swartz

The Anonymous collective staged at least one high-profile website attack on Friday. The day marked the one-year anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s suicide.
In the Media by Justin King

Op-Ed: Pics vs. memories? Does taking a pic interfere with memory?

Sydney - It’s a sort of folklore that digital media are “portable memories”. Some major questions are now arising whether visual media in particular are actually blocking memories, and reducing memory quality.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Op-Ed: Physically interactive computing - MIT’s inFORM rewrites CAD, 3D

Sydney - MIT’s new physically interactive inFORM is the at the “Hey, this thing rolls!” stage of wheel invention for practical 3D computing. It’s a 3D physical display of active computer processing- Solid form live computation imagery.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Robotic cubes built at MIT assemble themselves

Cambridge - As each year passes, the advanced technology we see in our favorite science fiction movies comes closer to becoming reality. MIT just added to that list.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 2 comments

Dyslexia can be 'seen' in brain scans

A new brain scan technique could help doctors diagnose dyslexia in pre-school children, according to a research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Boston Children’s Hospital.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 1 comment

MIT police officer killed, 'active shooter' near Stata Center

Cambridge - Reports are coming in from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of a shooter near Building 32, also called the Stata Center. An MIT police officer has been shot and killed. This breaking news story will be updated as more information is available.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Milli-motein, a real transformer robot! It reshapes itself

Sydney - OK, this one will give the science fiction writers a few things to think about. A real transformer robot has been developed by MIT and friends, and it’s far more flexible than even the cartoon Transformers.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Video: Self-taught African prodigy Kelvin Doe dazzles MIT experts

Freetown - Kelvin Doe, 16, from the African country of Sierra Leone, has become the youngest person ever to be invited to MIT's "Visiting Practitioner's Program," after he invented batteries and a generator using materials picked from trash bins in his neighborhood.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Astronomers find evaporating exoplanet that may turn into dust

Cambridge - Scientists have recently discovered an exoplanet that is approximately 1,500 light years away. The exoplanet, though, will soon evaporate and turn into dust because it is orbiting quite close to its parent star.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Stanford now ahead of UC Berkeley in world academic rankings

The Times Higher Education magazine issued its annual rankings of universities worldwide on Thursday. It placed Stanford fourth ahead of UC Berkeley, fifth. Harvard, MIT and Cambridge retained the top three positions.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Scientists say they solved the mystery of northern lights

Scientists say they have solved the mystery of the origin of the energetic particles that cause Earth's northern and southern lights, also known as aurora. The problem has puzzled scientists for decades.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

100 processors on a single chip? MIT genius says yes

Westborough - Anant Agarwal, the director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has announced that he has successfully mounted 100 microprocessors on one chip.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

New radar can see through buildings

MIT's Lincoln Laboratory researchers announced they developed a new radar technology that can "look" through concrete walls, a capability the scientists hope will soon help troops in urban combat, and be adapted for emergency responder use amid disasters.

Tiny device generates energy from low-frequency vibrations

To get around the time consuming task of changing batteries on arrays of wireless electronic sensors, MIT researchers innovated a tiny device that harvests energy from low-frequency ambient vibrations, such as those traveling along bridges and pipelines.

Robofish make waves in water

They look like tuna or trout, but they are not. In fact, these little fish-shaped creature is robofish developed by a team of MIT's scientists.
In the Media by Wang Fangqing

Death of breast cancer stems cells touted in new drug compound

A new study demonstrates the impact of a new drug compound on killing breast cancer stem cells, a major breakthrough that could have lasting positive implications for other cancers.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

MIT Students Develop Robots With Green Thumbs

Just in time for Mother’s a couple of years. Students at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have devised a team of gardening robots a la the preprogrammed robot vacuum that scoots around the house catching the trail of crumbs left by junior.
In the Media by Sandy Sand

MIT teaches the world for free through 'OpenCourseWare'

MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative to make most of their courses available online for free appears to be a major success. More than 53 million individuals worldwide have visited its site.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

MIT technology can charge batteries in seconds

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a new battery technology that allows you to charge batteries in mere seconds instead of hours.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

MIT Solar Car Heads to the Races

MIT's Solar Electric Vehicle Team, the oldest such student team in the country, has just finished construction of its latest high-tech car.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 3 comments

MIT students develop bicycle-powered washing machine

MIT students want to help the poor and third world countries with their bicycle-powered washing machines made out of 100 percent recycled materials.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

M.I.T. Emphasizes Interactive Learning with Smaller classes

After ages of experimentation and keeping pace with the latest movement from the fraternity of Physics teachers, the M.I.T has opted for smaller classes instead of larger lecture halls.
In the Media by Bodhisattva Banerji - 6 comments

MIT triumph-Immune cells with backpacks, guided medication

Apparently someone’s using their brain, somewhere. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken the whole idea of targeting to a universal level. While they were at it, they came up with a really workable looking way of moving the cells around.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Is Earth being hit by the wrong asteroids? Well, no, but there is a reason for that

It could be embarrassing, being hit by the wrong sort of asteroids and not having a good statistical explanation. Seems that the vast majority of asteroids mostly aren’t made of the same stuff as the meteorites that hit Earth every day. What a relief.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 7 comments
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