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Listening in: researchers record conversation by filming chip bag

A team of researchers has developed an algorithm that can be used to reconstruct a private conversation just by filming an object in the same room — in one case, a potato chip bag.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MIT Students Develop Robots With Green Thumbs

Just in time for Mother’s Day...in 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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