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1 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,...
2 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...
3 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...
9 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...
9 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....
9 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...
11 w ago
Cephalopod Water Vehicles
This Underwater Vehicle is Inspired By the Octopus
Researchers at the University of Southampton, MIT and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology are developing an underwater vehicle that is inspired by octopus’ method of movement....
11 w ago
Wayfinding Phone Apps
This Linear Navigation App Follows Lines on the Floor to Guide the Blind
The common white stick cane could be cast aside if this linear navigation app becomes widely available. Designed to help guide the visually impaired through interior environments, the software can...
4 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...
30 w ago
Skintight Space Suits
MIT's Space Suit Concept Uses a Bot to Cling to the Body's Form
In their development of an earthwork-like robot Researchers at MIT, Harvard and Seoul National University have come up with a space suit concept that would be able to fit itself to the body of an...
19 w ago
Food Spoilage Sensors
This Wireless Food Spoilage Sensor Sends Alerts to Your Smartphone
If you’re like my roommate and buy groceries only to lose track of when they’re going to go bad, this new research from MIT might interest you—it’s a wireless food spoilage...
20 w ago
The Embrace Smartwatch Also Measures Stress, Activity and Sleep
The Embrace smartwatch is a piece of wearable medical technology that can help predict epileptic seizures and measure stress, activity levels and sleep. While the device is designed to improve the...
20 w ago
Motion Sensor Heating Systems
Local Warming by MIT Acts as a Personal Sun for Individuals
As the weather gets colder, people will be looking for interesting ways to stay warm; enter Local Warming, a motion sensor heating system. A radical new way to provide an optimal amount of heat for...
24 w ago
Compressed Glass Installations
The Tectonics of Transparency Sculpture Changes with the Viewer
Cristina Parreño Architecture designed the ‘Tectonics of Transparency,’ an architectural installation made entirely of glass, and currently on exhibit in Boston’s International...
26 w ago
Historical Photographic Portraits
William B. Becker's Daguerreotypes Debut at the MIT Museum
Before there were selfies, there were portraits and William B. Becker is a photo-historian who captured the first portraits ever made. In a world that puts such importance photos thanks to social...
30 w ago
News Viewing Devices
The FlipIt Frame Aims to Change the Way People Consume News Stories
In an effort to alter the way we consume news, Dhairya Dand and Dan Sawada developed a device you either shake or flip to literally change your perspective. The FlipIt was created by MIT Media Lab...
31 w ago
Serpentine Rubber Robots
This 3D Printed Robot Slithers Like a Snake
Researchers at MIT have come up with a slithering rubber robot that could come to represent a paradigm shift in the world of robotics. We usually envision robots as having human-like forms, with...
31 w ago
Kid Coding Classes
Code.org's Studio Code Curriculum Teaches Computer Programming for Kids
If you are interesting in teaching computer programming for kids, you’ll want to check out this curriculum and toolset developed by Code.org. The non-profit is dedicated to integrating coding...
15 hr 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...
8 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...
21 w ago
Sunrise Sleep Masks
The Hi-Tech Napwell Gently Wakes Up Wearer by Gradually Lighting Up
Napwell is a sunrise sleep mask that ensures people are woken up at the optimal time during their sleep cycle. Targeting nappers specifically, Napwell brings attention to the fact that even with a...
30 w ago
Robotic Fingertip Sensors
The GelSight Sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch
The GelSight sensor is an incredible technological achievement that allows robots to develop a tactile sense of the world around them. The sensor is an adaptation, by a team of researchers at MIT...
30 w ago
See-Through Robot Sensors
GelSight Gives Robots the Ability To 'See' Through Their Hands
GelSight is an incredibly ultra-sensitive tactile sensor—built for robots—that essentially gives robots the ability to ‘see’ through their arms, allowing for more precise and...
36 w ago
Origami Transformer Robots
This Origami-Inspired Robot Can Assemble Itself and Scuttle Around
Scientists at Harvard University and MIT (where else) have developed an origami-inspired robot that can assemble itself and move around completely autonomously. The scientists’ prototype can...