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Tag: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Want To Drive An Uber? New Study Reveals You Will Not Earn Much And Can Actually Lose Money

A new study published by MIT revealed the earning potential of ride-hailing services. Uber and Lyft drivers are earning less than minimum wage.

Business Tech March 5, 2018

Engineers Create Glowing Plants That May Replace Lamps

MIT engineers successfully created glowing plants with the help of the enzymes that make fireflies glow. The development could one day lead to more sustainable lighting methods.

Energy December 16, 2017

Cruisin' In Duckietown: MIT's Rubber Duckie Taxis Can Self-drive

MIT's rubber duckie taxis called Duckiebots can navigate around the streets of Duckietown by self-driving. Cruisin' has never been cooler than this.

April 21, 2016

Sea Sponges Are Likely First Animals On Earth

Sea sponges may be called the first animals on Earth. Scientists discovered traces of a mysterious molecule from sea sponges in rocks that date back to about 640 million years ago.

Animals February 25, 2016

Wearable Device With 3D Camera May Guide The Visually Impaired

A low-power chip for processing 3D camera data is hoped to serve as a potential virtual "guide dog" for the visually impaired. MIT researchers developed the recently unveiled chip and the prototype navigation system.

Wearable Tech February 7, 2016

Seals Have Unique Whiskers That Help Them Track And Chase Prey

Earlier studies noted trained seals’ ability to chase an object’s path even when blindfolded. Now a new study from engineers at the MIT further attributed this 'laser-like tracking ability' to the seals' unique whiskers.

Animals October 17, 2015

No More Superbugs: Researchers Develop Method To Kill Harmful Bacteria Without Antibiotics

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have developed a new antibacterial technology that can eliminate specific types of deadly bacteria without the use of antibiotics.

Life June 30, 2015

Record X-Ray Outburst Detected from Supermassive Black Hole in Milky Way (But Don't Panic)

A powerful X-ray burst was seen coming from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. What caused this record event?

Space January 7, 2015

Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield is Saving Earth from Destruction: Here's How

Van Allen belts surrounding the Earth are hiding an invisible barrier, saving the planet from high-energy electrons. How was this found?

Animals November 28, 2014

MIT lets Cheetah loose: Untethered robot is a big breakthrough

Cheetah, a new robot developed by MIT researchers, was successfully tested without a tether for the first time. The experiment demonstrates a unique propulsion method for machines.

FUTURE TECH September 20, 2014

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