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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...

Carbon nanotube device can rapidly diagnose cancer

03/28/2011, In the world of cancer detection, technology is rapidly evolving, and researchers are constantly developing newer and better ways to scope out those deadly cells. Well some researchers from MIT and Harvard have developed a new design for their carbon...

Electricity out of water gets more efficient process

03/24/2011, Science had always drawn inspiration from nature, otherwise, how do you explain submarines, planes and even the spectacles that you put on? There is still a wealth of knowledge out there to be tapped, and an MIT researcher has managed to create...