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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...

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...