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Ford’s New Automated Driving Research Projects In The Pipeline

01/22/2014, Ford has worked out a new automated driving research project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, where it will continue from where the automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle left off (which was also...

DIY Cellphone Is Back Again

11/28/2013, It was last year when we brought you David Mellis’ DIY Cellphone, and it seems that he has been up to more tinkering this time around with yet another DIY cellphone which, from the name itself, you know you are able to make one up with your two hands if...

inFORM 3D Shapeshifting Surface

11/14/2013, Us humans do rely on touch a whole lot, as it happens to be one of our most primal senses, offering a method to tangibly interact and receive data concerning our surroundings. Over the past few years, many digital touchscreens have made their way into...

MIT M-Blocks Are Self Assembling Robots

10/09/2013, Avengers, Assemble! That could very well be the rallying cry of MIT’s M-Blocks, which so happen to be a new class of robotic cubes which are aware of one another, and are fully capable of a self assembling process. This is the premise that was explored...

Motion Amplification Reveals Invisible Life Signs

03/01/2013, Researchers from the MIT have come up with a great way to use tiny changes in video recordings to reveal things that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye and would require on-body sensors to show. For example, by looking at minute variations in...

Real Life Transformers On The Way?

11/30/2012, It seems that a bunch of scientists over at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms has managed to come up with a new generation robot which could prove to be a precursor to the fantasy organic robotic lifeforms that we have all come to know and love as the...

MIT pencil draws out sensors with carbon nanotubes

10/11/2012, Have you played the game Scribblenauts? I am quite sure that those who have given it a go would have most likely fallen in love with the title. Well, if you have a penchant for drawing stuff using a pencil, then this particular pencil from MIT is a little...

Meshworm robot from MIT creeps along like an earthworm

08/09/2012, Earthworm Jim would be proud of his mechanical kin – the Meshworm robot that is the brainchild of scientists over at the MIT. Just take a look at the video above of the Meshworm in action, and tell me that you are not mesmerized with its life-like...

New MIT chip harvests energy from light, heat and vibrations

07/09/2012, One thing about modern day devices would be this – they are not exactly the most efficient items lying around the home. After all, how many of you moderate users of a smartphone are able to make it last for an entire two days without the need to...