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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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'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
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
An international team of scientists successfully manipulated a 3D-printed structure that can 'remember' its original shape. The process can lead to advancements in a wide range of fields.
Material Science August 28, 2016
MIT researchers propose that MegaMIMO, a smart router system, can solve Wi-Fi problems in congested and overcrowded networks. It may also be a possible solution to the United States' Spectrum Crunch dilemma.
Computers August 24, 2016
Researchers from MIT's Self-Assembly Lab are working on a self-assembling mobile phone. The project, which uses concepts learned from atoms, cells and planets, is already generating excitement for its future applications.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 23, 2016
MIT Media Lab's DuoSkin project is a fabrication process for customized temporary tattoos that can serve as connected interfaces. These tattoos can eventually serve as a great alternative to cumbersome wearable devices such as smartwatches.
Wearable Tech August 13, 2016
MIT unveils Interactive Dynamic Video or IDV, a technology that allows users to 'touch' objects in videos. The team behind the project also showcased how it can make 'Pokémon GO' more realistic.
Apps/Software August 4, 2016
Ford and MIT signed a research partnership that will delve on autonomous driving and pedestrian traffic pattern recognition. The project is supposed to debut this fall, with a number of on-demand electric shuttles for MIT’s students.
Car Tech July 28, 2016
Scientists at MIT finally have created a movie screen that brings all the benefits of 3D-viewing without any of the annoyances — particularly the glasses.
Gadgets July 25, 2016