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2 w ago
This Wearable AI System Picks Up on Tone in Conversation
A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently shared an AI system that can be used in though a wearable app to detect some of the sentiments behind speech. In particular, the...
5 w ago
Prestigious Free Photography Courses
Harvard's Photography Course is Available Online
Attesting one’s attendance at Harvard brings with it a degree of prestige, but many more people are now able to claim their place in the Ivy Leagues thanks to the new status of Harvard’s...
6 w ago
Ultra-Strong Lightweight Graphene
MIT's New Structural Graphene Compound is Stronger Than Steel
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has recently designed a new graphene compound that has a density of just five percent yet is ten times stronger than steel. The structural compound is the...
9 w ago
Hyperloop Transportation Pods
The MIT Hyperloop Pod Would Carry Passengers and/or Cargo
Hyperloop travel will likely come to fruition within the coming decades, so the MIT Hyperloop Pod is a glimpse into what the vehicles that will operate on the system might look like. Designed by...
11 w ago
3D-Printed Death Masks
Neri Oxman's 'The Vespers' Revives an Ancient Mystic Practice
Neri Oxman, an artist and theorist working with her Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab, has created ‘The Vespers,’ a series of death masks. the hypnotic, tactile masks were created...
12 w ago
Flexing Nylon Muscles
MIT's New Material is a Low-Cost Filament that Mimics the Behavior of Muscle
MIT has developed a new material that could serve as nylon muscles for robots and other machines. The nylon muscles are able to contract and expand in the same way that organic muscle fibers do....
13 w ago
Expanding Medicinal Pills
This Product Expands and Stays in the Stomach for a Few Days
The new medicinal pill designed by researchers at MIT and the healthcare firm ‘Lyndra’ has a game-changing design that could transform the use of medication in the healthcare industry....
16 w ago
Nightmarish Image Generators
MIT's 'Nightmare Machine' Creates Scary Images Using AI
Just in time for Halloween, researchers from MIT and Australia’s CSIRO have developed a deep learning algorithm called the ‘Nightmare Machine’ that has a purely terrifying purpose....
21 w ago
Top 100 Gadgets Trends in September
From Egg-Shaped Camera Drones to Self-Assembling Smartphones
These September 2016 gadgets range from self-assembling smartphone devices to egg-shaped camera drones that boast a sleek and sophisticated design. In addition to memorable examples like MIT’s &...
21 w ago
Intelligent Indoor Microgardens
SproutsIO Makes It Possible to Grow Produce at Home Without Soil
SproutsIO is the name of a smart microgarden system that makes it possible for anyone to become a grower of their own fresh produce from the comfort of their own home year-round without any soil....
16 w ago
Elastic Skin Creams
Second Skin is a Synthetic Material Designed to Protect and Tighten Skin
Although the beauty market is flooded with creams and treatments designed to address the signs of aging and to tighten skin, this new material developed by Living Proof and MIT scientists uses new...
17 w ago
Political Presidential Chatbots
'DeepDrumpf' is a Chatbot that is Trained on Trump's Own Words
A new bot named ‘DeepDrumpf’ uses Donald Trump’s own words to create Twitter posts. The bot announced its bid for election and launched a GoFundMe for campaign donations which go...
17 w ago
Roving Body Robots
Stanford and MIT's Rovables are Miniature Robots that Hang on People's Bodies
In Disney films, cute little critters hang around with the protagonists, even going as far as to climb on them, and Rovables from Stanford and MIT offer the same experience, only with robots....
22 w ago
Self-Propelling Cargo Boats
The 'Roboat' Program Will Put Autonomous Boats in Amsterdam's Canals
Amsterdam is second only to Venice for its fame as a city veined with canals, and the Roboat program is a plan to take advantage of technology in navigating and traversing those bodies of water. A...
24 w ago
Shapeshifting Printed Objects
This MIT 3D Printing Innovation Introduces Objects That "Remember"
Scientists from MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts recently released news of a 3D printing innovation that could launch thousands of new applications for the technology. The release described that...
26 w ago
MIT's 'Self-Assembly Lab' is Reimagining the Manufacturing Industry
MIT’s ‘Self-Assembly Lab’ is a division of the world-renowned technological institute that is devoted to eliminating itself. The lab, run by Skylar Tibbits, is working on creating...
27 w ago
Touchscreen Temporary Tattoos
DuoSkin Tattoos Look Like Gold Leaf and Function as Touchscreens
Temporary gold leaf tattoos have come into fashion at events like music festivals over the past few years, and the DuoLink tattoo system is taking that style in a technological direction. Developed...
27 w ago
Moral-Testing Online Games
The 'Moral Machine' Records User Opinions on Self-Driving Car Scenarios
A future filled with self-driving cars offers a host of benefits, including fewer greenhouse gas emissions and increased traffic efficiency, but MIT’s ‘Moral Machine’ is a tool...
3 w ago
Cognitive Toy Kits
bots_alive Turns Remote-Controlled Toys into AI Robot Creatures
An impressive new technology for bringing robot creatures to life is being introduced to the world through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The technology behind ‘bots_alive’ was...
10 w ago
Responsive Electronic Stamp Concepts
MIT's Carbon Nanotube Stamps Could Count Foods Freshness
Researchers from MIT have developed carbon nanotube stamps that could eventually be used in food and beverage packaging to display information about those items in real time. Though currently a...
14 w ago
Wireless VR Headset Adaptors
MIT's MoVR Prototype Cuts the Cord Between VR Headsets and Computers
MoVR is a prototype VR device from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory that could help create far more immersive virtual reality experiences. The device can cut the...
14 w ago
Plant-Based Explosive Detectors
MIT Researchers are Using Spinach to Find Dangerous Explosives
Plant nanobionics is a new field of study that is exploring the combination of engineered electronic systems and plants as explosive detectors. Researchers at MIT recently conducted a...
19 w ago
Artificially Constructed Bee Homes
The Synthetic Apiary Has Created a Habitable Space for Bees
There is no question that bee populations around the world are facing increasingly inhospitable environmental conditions and the ‘Synthetic Apiary’ was created to help counter this fact....
21 w ago
Emotionally Perceptive Wireless Devices
'EQ-Radio' Uses Wireless Signals to Read People's Emotions
Machine learning is one thing, but the ‘EQ-Radio’ device from researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, is developing machine feeling....
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