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5 d ago
The Tangible Media Group Made This Technology for Quick Digital Fabrication
The Tangible Media Group is a section of the MIT Media Lab, which has developed a shape-shifting material called ‘Unimorph.’ The material is actually made into a thin film and can be used for...
2 w ago
3D-Printed Heart Models
MIT Researchers Created Blueprints to Give Surgeons Practice on Each Heart
Researchers from MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have discovered a way to create 3D-printed heart models that enable surgeons to practice on a particular patient’s heart before the...
5 w ago
Self-Driving Golf Carts
These Autonomous Vehicles Drive Tourists Around Singapore
MIT and the National Research Foundation of Singapore recently designed a series of self-driving golf carts that help to transport tourists throughout the city. While many cities have designed...
6 w ago
Multi-Material 3D Printers
MIT Designed the 'Multifab' That Can Print Ten Materials at Once
With the first 3D car, house and even Chinese villa being produced, it is surprising that multi-material 3D printers have only recently become popular. The ‘MultiFab,’ created by...
15 w ago
This Wearable Efficiency Tracker is Supposed to Improve Performance
This efficiency tracker improves the productivity of staff members with wearable sensors. Humanyze is a smart badge worn around the necks of employees so businesses can be more productive as a whole....
16 w ago
The 'Eco BLAC Brick' Could Put an End to Pollution from Brick Kilns
A group of MIT students recently developed a new type of brick that would help to reduce the amount of pollution that is produced by dirty brick kilns. In India, these kilns are used to produce up...
18 w ago
Mini Origami Robots
These Self-Folding Robots are Multi-Talented Machines
MIT scientists just created self-folding robots measuring 1.7 centimeters. They look like an incredibly compact origami sculpture and are self-assembled. They are called ‘Untethered Miniature...
18 w ago
Collaborative Building Robots
These Collaborative Robots Work Together On Construction Tasks
Researchers from MIT are developing an algorithm that allows collaborative robots that effectively work together on construction tasks, significantly reducing the amount of time needed to plan...
20 w ago
3D-Printed Photosynthetic Wearables
The 'Mushtari' Wearable is Embedded With Living Matter
The Mushtari is the world’s first 3D-printed photosynthetic wearable prototype to be infused with living matter. This wearable is constructed from 58 meters of 3D-printed tubes coiled into a...
28 w ago
Top 50 Social Media Trends in March
From Inspirational Sports Campaigns to Group Dating Sites
These March 2015 social media innovations indicate how incorporating social features is moving off the screen and becoming a more prevalent part of the smart objects you might encounter in everyday...
19 w ago
Warehouse Robotics Competitions
The Amazon Picking Challenge Involved Designing Warehouse Robots
The Amazon Picking Challenge was an event that pushed 31 teams from around the world to come up with warehouse robots that could do the same job as an Amazon stock picker. The event was one of the...
21 w ago
Crop Mapping Drones
These Drones Gather Important Information About the State of Crops
American startup RaptorMaps is developing a way to use drones to make crop mapping easier for farmers. Keeping track of crops’ health is important but excruciatingly difficult for farmers;...
24 w ago
Durable Flatpack Tables
The Flatpack Programmable Table Can Be Easily Pulled Into Shape
The Flatpack Programmable Table is the result of a collaboration between the MIT Self Assembly Lab and Milan-based design firm Wood-Skin. The whole point of this table is to make it easier and...
25 w ago
The NailO Turns Your Thumbnail Into a Miniature Trackpad
The NailO is a thumbnail-mounted trackpad that can be controlled by your index finger. Developed by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, this miniature device somehow packs a battery, capacitive sensors,...
27 w ago
Wearable Programming Toys
The DynePods Can Be Used To Create Interactive Programs For Toys
The DynePods are a new series of educational gadgets, launched by MIT graduate and Dynepic co-founder Krissa Watry, that are designed to make playtime more interactive for kids. These devices are...
33 w ago
Remote Control Cords
This Versatile Power Cord Doubles as a Remote Control
Cord UI is a MIT project that turns an ordinary cord into an extraordinarily versatile power cord. As cordless and wireless technologies gain more traction, this project aims to make the cable more...
34 w ago
Refreshing Indoor Lighting
Cloud Cast Takes Cues from Senseable City to Make Interiors Responsive
Senseable City is an MIT lab project that envisions environments of the future becoming more responsive to our needs through the use of technologies like sensors, mobile electronics and wearables....
34 w ago
Interactive Social Apparel
MIT Invented Social Textiles to Make Social Media More Tangible
Social Textiles is a social network you can physically wear. The interactive apparel is the result of a collaboration between Fluid Interface Group and MIT’s Tangible Media Group. The project...
6 w ago
Molten Glass Printers
The 'G3DP' Prints Glass-Blown Objects Like Drizzled Hardening Honey
MIT created the first of a new class of glass printers that include kiln cartridge—heating glass to 1,900 degree levels. Once at this temperature, the glass can be essentially squeezed out of...
8 w ago
This Remote-Controlled Robot Can Keep Its Balance Like a Human
The Hermes is a remote-controlled robot, developed by a group of scientists and engineers at MIT, whose actions and reflexes can be controlled by a human being. This robot is noteworthy because it...
19 w ago
First Responders Apps
RapidSOS Aims to Revolutionize Emergency Response and Communication
Last month, RapidSOS was awarded $50,000 as part of Harvard Business School’s 2015 New Venture Competition for students and alumni. Aiming to “revolutionize emergency response and...
23 w ago
Noise-Canceling Airplane Lining
This Rubber Membrane Will Make Airplanes Quieter On the Inside
Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have collaborated to create a special rubber membrane that will help reduce noise inside airplanes. While the honeycomb-structure paneling...
27 w ago
Crowdsourced Depression Tools
Panoply Lets People Receive Help For Depression and Help Others
Panoply is a new tool, developed by researchers at MIT and Northwestern University, that uses the power of crowdsourcing to help people cope with depression. This online tool uses the technique of...
32 w ago
10-Minute Ebola Tests
MIT Researchers Have Developed a Handheld, Color-Coded Ebola Testing Kit
Researchers from MIT—where else—have developed an easy-to-use 10-minute ebola test kit that can be used in the field to test not just for ebola but for other diseases as well. That the...