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Researchers Turn Proteins Into Music To Learn More About Protein Structure

Researchers developed a system that converts amino acids in a protein to audible music. The goal is to allow scientists to enable new insights about protein structures and create variations of proteins that have never been observed in nature.

June 28, 2019

Researchers 3D Print Wearable Mesh That Can Function As Flexible Medical Braces

MIT engineers developed a 3D-printed mesh that can be used as an ankle or a knee brace. The material is flexible enough to allow comfort and movement, but stiff enough to prevent further injuries.

Biotech June 20, 2019

Researchers Create 3D Holograms On Printed Materials Using Normal Ink

Lumii's technology does not require special films or lenses to create images that appear three-dimensional or holographic in certain angles. The company uses regular ink to create dynamic effects.

June 19, 2019

Electrified Droplet Of Water Could Be Key To New Types Of Air Purification And Propulsion Tech

Researchers pinned down a simple equation that can predict the electric field strength needed to burst a water droplet into electrified mists. They claimed that their findings can help engineers develop techniques like electrospraying.

Energy June 17, 2019

Researchers Discover New Technique That Make Help Separate Oil From Water

Researchers found a way to look into filter membranes and study how fouling works. This could lead to the development of new filter membranes that resist fouling and offer a more efficient way to separate oil from water.

Material Science June 11, 2019

3D Printer With 'Eyes And Brains' Can Print New Products That Weren't Possible With Normal 3D Printing

Inkbit used machine vision and machine learning technologies to give their first industrial 3D printer 'eyes' and 'brain.' This enabled their printers to print more products and using a wider range of materials.

Robotics June 7, 2019

Self-Driving Boat Can Self Assemble Into Larger Floating Structures

MIT's self-driving robotic boats called roboats received an upgrade. The fleet can now identify and latch on to each other to collect garbage, transport people, and even create larger structures.

Robotics June 6, 2019

Learning-Based Particle Simulation Could Lead To Robots With Better Fine Motor Control

Researchers created a new model that can teach robots how to approach and handle different materials. In an experiment, the team used a robotic hand to create 'sushi' shapes using a deformable foam.

Robotics April 22, 2019

Researchers Use Machine Learning To 'Optimize' Flavor Of Basil

A new branch of study called 'cyber agriculture' made progress by producing basil plants with more delicious flavors. Researchers are hoping they could harness and optimize traditional food-growing techniques.

Earth/Environment April 5, 2019

NASA And MIT Collaborate On Next-Gen Flexible Airplane Wing Design

The new designs proposed airplane wings that can bend and change its shape based on the individual requirements of every stage of flight. These airplane wings offer better energy efficiency and improved performance.

April 2, 2019

ABRACADABRA Experiment Uses Donut-shaped Magnet To Find Dark Matter Particles

Dark matter makes up 85 percent of the universe, but physicists are still hunting it down. In the ABRACADABRA experiment, scientists from MIT attempt to catch dark matter candidate axions in action.

Space April 2, 2019

MIT Engineers Develop A Robot That Can Play Jenga

A new robot from MIT uses machine learning algorithms to play Jenga. The robot analyzes its next moves through tactile and visual stimulation.

Robotics February 1, 2019

MIT Researchers Create Program That Can Create 2D Nanostructures Using DNA

MIT and Arizona State University researchers designed a unique computer program that allowed non-technical users to create 2D nanostructures using DNA. The new program can transform a free-form design into DNA structures for applications across various fields.

Material Science January 8, 2019

Researchers Uncover New Details On How Business Cartels Work

Apparently, transparency is not necessary to collude among firms involved in a cartel. New research debunked the idea that to collude, firms have to share information and monitor each other in order to agree to keep prices high.

December 21, 2018

Google And MIT Researchers Unveil AI Concept That Could Create 3D Models With Realistic Textures And Lighting

An artificial intelligence system by Google and MIT was able to generate images that can pass off as photographs. The AI has created 3-dimensional objects complete with lighting and texture, making them look realistic.

Robotics December 5, 2018

Futuristic Plane Equipped With Ion Drive And No Moving Parts Takes Flight In MIT Lab

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has successfully launched a battery-operated prototype that flew quietly without any moving parts. It was heavily inspired by the spacecraft in the film 'Star Trek.'

November 22, 2018

Scientists Want To Use Giant Lasers To Contact Aliens

Researchers from MIT proposed planetary beacons to send messages to alien astronomers across the universe. Existing technology will be used to reach nearby star systems within a couple of years.

Space November 7, 2018

New Study Sheds Light On Sickle Cell Behavior In Blood Vessels

Scientists at MIT might have paved the way to predicting and, eventually, preventing vaso-occlusive pain crisis. A new study sheds light to the mechanisms that make sickle cells stick together and block blood vessels.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2018

Tiny, Self-Powered, Cell-Sized Robots Can Sense Environment And Store Data

MIT researchers have created tiny robots using electronics grafted onto microscopic colloidal particles. These microscopic robots can gather, store, and process data about their environment.

Robotics July 31, 2018

MIT Students Create AI Tech That Can See Through Walls

MIT’s CSAIL just developed a technology that can track people’s movements even if they’re behind walls. It could useful for monitoring diseases such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

Apps/Software July 9, 2018

MIT’s ‘Blind’ Cheetah 3 Robot Now Ready To Explore Dangerous Territories

MIT engineers announced the latest improvement in the design of the Cheetah 3 robot. It now has a ‘blind locomotion’ ability that makes it capable of exploring dangerous territories even at zero visibility.

Robotics July 6, 2018

This Technology Will Allow You To Control Robots With BrainWaves And Hand Gestures

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory debuted a new robot control system on Wednesday, June 20. The new technology allows users to control robots using brainwaves and hand gestures.

Robotics June 21, 2018

MIT Creates World's First Psychopath AI, Fed With Gruesome Reddit Content

MIT researchers fed gruesome Reddit data to a machine learning algorithm and created the 'world's first psychopath AI.' Meet Norman and his disturbing Rorschach inkblot descriptions.

Apps/Software June 8, 2018

MIT Scientists Build VR Training Grounds For AI Drones

A team of scientists from MIT created a new VR training area for its AI drones. The new system relies on virtual reality to configure the autonomous machine to fly around obstacles, both static and moving.

Innovators/Innovations May 23, 2018

MIT's New Self-Driving Car System Loves Off The Beaten Paths

Researchers from MIT showcased its self-driving car system called MapLite, which is designed a little different. Unlike most autonomous driving vehicles that can navigate through the city, the car can reportedly navigate off-road trails

Car Tech May 7, 2018

This Robot Can Solve A Rubik's Cube Faster Than You Can Say Jack Robinson

A robot created by MIT students broke the world record for the fastest Rubik's cube completion by a robot. The machine was able to accomplish the task within 0.38 seconds.

Geek March 9, 2018

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

Great American Eclipse Paves Way To In-Depth Study Of Bow Waves

Waves created by the solar eclipse of August 2017 provide brand new information about the Earth, Sun, and Moon. What did its discovery reveal to MIT researchers?

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Martian City: MIT Team Wins Design Contest For Future Mars Colony

An interdisciplinary team from MIT won the 2017 Mars City Design competition. The winning team's nature-inspired dome design mimics a forest in both structure and function.

Space November 26, 2017

Want To Quickly Construct An Entire Dome? This MIT 3D Printer Can Do It Within 14 Hours

MIT researchers constructed and developed a robotic system, which used 3D printing to construct primary architectural structures. The MIT 3D Printer successfully constructed a dome within 14 hours.

Robotics April 30, 2017

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

Material Science April 14, 2017

'Tree On A Chip' Device Mimics Hydraulics Of Plants: Huge Step For Robotics?

The 'tree-on-a-chip' developed by MIT engineers is a microfluidic device that mimics the pumping in trees without any moving parts or external pumps. It is part of the efforts of scientists to create hydraulic robotics on a nano scale.

Material Science March 22, 2017

MIT Predicts 1,200 Premature Deaths In Europe Due To Excess Emissions From German Cars

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology predict that 1,200 people in Europe are likely to die early due to excess emissions from Volkswagen cars sold between 2008 and 2015. These were the cars found to have been installed with 'defeat devices.'

Public Health March 3, 2017

Rivers In The Sky: Atmospheric Rivers Can Wreak Widespread Calamities

Atmospheric rivers can wreak widespread calamities that will prove to be costly because of the hazards it can bring to lives and properties. More than 10 rivers are expected this winter, according to the National Weather Service.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2017

Ethicists Say Go Slow On Gene-editing CRISPR, Ponder What It Means To Be Human

Ethicists have renewed the call for caution in handling gene-editing CRISPR, which has the potential not only to cure congenital and other serious illnesses but also can make permanent changes in human genome that can be heritable by a person's offspring.

Biotech February 18, 2017

Bad With Social Cues? MIT Researchers Built A Wearable For You

MIT researchers are developing a wearable AI system that can function as a social coach to aid socially challenged individuals figure out social cues with ease.

Life & Style February 3, 2017

This Invisible, Water-Powered Robot Snatches Unsuspecting Fish With A Claw [Video]

MIT scientists have developed an invisible robot that can swim and snatch fish effectively. It is made of interlocking hydrogel cubes that can inflate themselves when pumped up with water.

Robotics February 2, 2017

Department Of Defense Tests Swarm Of 3D-Printed Micro-Drones Called Perdix

The U.S. Department of Defense announced a successful demonstration of its semi-automated Perdix drones, which function as a collective organism. A swarm of these devices is considered the biggest thing since the nuclear bomb.

Defense January 11, 2017

Researchers Uncover What Goes Into Firefly ‘Wedding Gifts’

How do male fireflies attract mates? They present 'wedding gifts,' the contents of which have been analyzed for the first time by researchers from Tufts Univeristy and MIT.

Animals December 28, 2016

Unique ‘Flashing Light Therapy’ Holds Promise As New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

MIT researchers have devised a unique flashing light therapy that holds a lot of potential as a treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease patients, utilizing a strip of LED lights to induce certain brain changes.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016

MIT's MoVR Lets HTC Vive, Oculus Rift VR Headsets Go Wireless Via Millimeter Waves

MIT has developed a system that enables wireless connection for virtual reality headsets. Named the MoVR system, it uses high-frequency radio signals called millimeter waves, pushing out data to the VR headset at speeds in the Gbps range.

Wearable Tech November 15, 2016

Meet NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite: What’s The TESS Mission Up To?

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission will be a groundbreaking one. It will be going after bright stars to look for rocky planets like Earth and Venus.

Space October 10, 2016

MIT Researchers Developing Beaver-Inspired Wet Suits To Keep Surfers Warm

MIT researchers wanted to create sustainable, functional wet suits and they’re drawing inspiration from semiaquatic animals like beavers. These beaver-inspired wet suits were particularly designed to keep surfers warm while shedding water quickly at the same time.

Material Science October 6, 2016

MIT Machine Uses Radio Waves To Read Human Emotions

MIT's new device called EQ-Radio can read four human emotions using radio signals. It can be used as a lie detector but it has other potential applications in the the field of medicine and film industry.

Biotech September 21, 2016

Ahoy! Autonomous Boats Are 'Self-Sailing' Through Amsterdam Canals Next Year

MIT has teamed up with Amsterdam's AMS Institute and two universities for Roboat, a $27-million, five-year autonomous boat program. Researchers will start testing self-sailing boats in Amsterdam next year, ferrying goods and commuters.

Business Tech September 20, 2016

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