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3 w ago
These Tattoos Will Change Color If One Has Low Blood Sugar
These health-monitoring tattoos created by MIT researcher Katia Vega change color based on your body’s needs. Vega explores what she calls “beauty technology”—finding ways...
3 w ago
These Flat-Packed Pastas Morphs into Shapes After Immersed in Water
These flat-packed pasta designs were created by MIT’s Tangible Media Group, in response to the fact that that even if packed perfectly, dried macaroni packaging is still 67% air by volume....
5 w ago
Real-Time Braille Translators
'Team Tactile' Has Created a Device for Translating Text to Braille
Team Tactile, a research group from MIT, has developed a device that can do what many apps and AI systems have been able to handle for years. The handheld gadget is capable of translating one...
6 w ago
Sustainable Water-Collecting Devices
This Invention is Used to Harvest Water From the Air to Drink
Access to clean drinking water is a considerable barrier preventing developing communities from overcoming poverty, but this solar-powered device uses humidity to harvest water. Developed by...
7 w ago
Locally Sourced Building Machines
The Digital Construction Platform Builds Using the Environment
The Digital Construction Platform is a robotic system designed by MIT’s Mediated Matter Group. Though the bot might look something like a crane or some other traditional building machine, it...
9 w ago
Impatient Language-Learning Apps
WaitSuite Teaches Users New Languages During Loading Screens
WaitSuite, a new set of apps and programs from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), leverages the spare time that increasingly accrues in modern life. The app...
20 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...
22 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...
9 w ago
Musical Tech Festivals
Moogfest 2017 Serves as the Synthesis of Music, Art, and Technology
Since 2004, Moogfest has served as the ultimate destination for designers, entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, scientists, engineers, musicians and anyone else interested in exploring the future of...
27 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...
23 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...
28 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...
29 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...
30 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....
30 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....
33 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....
34 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...
34 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...
1 w ago
Wearable Navigation Systems
This Wearable Device Can Guide People with Visual Impairments
MIT researchers have developed a prototype for a wearable navigation system that can guide people with visual impairments. The device is to be wrapped around the users chest and uses a 3D depth-...
5 w ago
Experimental Printed Furniture
Self-Assembly Lab and Steelcase Developed 'Rapid Liquid Printing'
The Self-Assembly Lab from MIT, furniture manufacturer Steelcase and designer Christophe Guberan recently collaborated on the development of a new kind of 3D printing technology called ‘Rapid...
7 w ago
Fighting Algorithmic Bias
Joy Buolamwini's Speech on Algorithms Analyzes AI Bias
In her speech on algorithms, Joy Buolamwini elucidates how seemingly impartial facial recognition systems (and indeed algorithms of all sorts) can ultimate carry biases against certain people....
21 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...
31 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...
32 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...
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