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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...

Self-assembly polymers conjure 3D structures

06/06/2012, The smart folks over at MIT have discovered a spanking new method of creating complex three-dimensional structures through the use of self-assembling polymer materials. These polymer materials will form tiny wires and junctions, and this kind of...

Have your smile broken down into an algorithm

05/28/2012, Smile, you’re on Candid Camera! That was quite the catchphrase many years ago back when I was just a wee lad, and I would dare say that the smiles (most of the time, they end up as laughs) featured in the TV series were genuine if this particular...

LiquiGlide; No More Ketchup Bottle Thumping

05/25/2012, It is an assumption that most of us have had our share of battles with stubborn ketchup that just doesn’t want to come out of the bottle. As we wait for it to slowly make its way towards the bottle mouth, it sometimes feels like years have gone by until...

MIT Student Builds Awesome Mario Kart called Chibikart

05/08/2012, A student from MIT called Charles Guan decided to build a working version of the Mario Kart. The vehicle that he has dubbed Chibikart is built from scratch and it apparently took him three weeks to build right up until its first test drive. Guan describes...

Harvard and MIT announces edX, a series of free online courses

05/03/2012, Have you always wished that you could have gone to top tier universities such as Harvard or MIT? Well thanks to Harvard and MIT’s newly announcement partnership, you will now be able to get a taste of the sort of classes and courses that students at...

Inexpensive Nanotube Sensor Measures Ripeness of Fruit

05/01/2012,   As fruit matures, it releases ethylene which is a gas that initiates the ripening process. Once the ripening process begins, more ethylene is released and the process accelerates. Currently produce warehouses that store and ripen fruit make use of...

DIY wooden cellphone kit is put together with parts worth $150

04/27/2012, While this DIY wooden phone by MIT PhD student David Mellis is in no way a smartphone by today’s standards, it looks like it has no problems getting the job done as far as placing calls are concerned. Let’s not forget how unique this phone looks and...

Car expresses itself, will future vehicles go all emo on us?

04/26/2012, Men who love their cars often describe their rides in feminine terms, and perhaps advancements made by Nicholas Pennycooke of the MIT Media Lab could very well usher in a new age of loving one’s vehicle in more ways than one. Nicholas claims that...