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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...

Smart sand could be the precursor to a robotic sandman

04/03/2012, Remember the super villain from the Marvel Universe known as Sandman? Yeah, I know that the guy was down on his luck and did not manage to handle his feelings correctly, resulting in him venting his angst on the world – especially after he realized...

MIT 3D solar panels gather up to 20X more power

03/26/2012, MIT is trying to improve solar energy production in a new way: instead of using flat solar panels, it is using three-dimensional ones (including a cubic and a tower version), thus increasing the surface area by a considerable amount. The end result is a...

Bullet: a self-balancing electric unicycle

12/28/2011, If walking isn’t efficient enough for you to make your way around campus, you could always invest in something like a bicycle or a Segway. And then you could always come up with a vehicle on your own as well – which is what an MIT student named...

Cambridge Crude: liquid electricity

12/19/2011, While electric vehicles (EVs) are slated to be the vehicles of the future, a number of factors are holding people back from switching over from regular vehicles right now. EVs have a lower driving range, extremely slow recharge speeds and there...

Google to shut down App Inventor

11/10/2011, Remember Google’s App Inventor that allowed anybody to create new Android apps with no programming skills (even though it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park)? Well, it looks like it’s going to down the same path that quite a number of...

6ft tall Tetris game controlled with DDR mats

09/19/2011, Are you a fan of the game Tetris and/or Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)? If you are, three MIT students have found a way to play a 6 foot tall LED matrix game of Tetris while using the DDR mat as a controller.

New method to defend against “man in the middle” attacks

08/22/2011, It appears that man in the middle attacks was a hot topic at the DefCon security conference this year, and it seems that researchers, Nickolai Zeldovich and Dina Katabi at MIT have come up with a simple and effective defense that can be implemented in our...

HR3D from MIT: A Better 3D Screen Than the Nintendo 3DS, But…

05/05/2011, Although Nintendo has done a great job at introducing glasses-less 3D technology to a mass audience, the Nintendo 3DS display has a couple of things that would need serious improvements: brightness  and power consumption. The design of the 3DS display is...

Biological viruses can be used to improve solar cells

04/28/2011, The folks over at MIT have discovered a way to increase the efficiency of solar cells, and surprisingly it’s not with the use of technology or a fancy solar cell design. They’ve discovered that by using a genetically modified version of the...

Kinect adds more value to teleconferencing

04/03/2011, While broadband connectivity as well as the leaps made in the realm of technology has certainly made teleconferencing possible, it has yet to achieve a level where everyone is happy with the results just yet, but this isn’t to discourage the efforts...

Quadrocopter Can Fly Autonomously Thanks to Kinect Cam

03/30/2011, We know, we know, every time a new Kinect hack or project makes its way onto YouTube, we call it the coolest Kinect hack ever, but we can’t help it – the stuff people are doing with the Xbox 360 motion detecting camera is amazing. This new...