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A radar made from coffee cans

02/03/2011, A lecturer at MIT taught his students how to build their own Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for one of their projects at the institute this semester. The SAR is a high-resolution radar that is usually used in moving vehicles like airplanes and used for...

MIT Laser Camera Can See Around Corners

11/21/2010, Perhaps we’ll be able to easily shoot pictures of folks hiding around the corner in the future as a camera that is capable of shooting around corners has been developed by scientists from MIT. The prototype device uses an ultra-short high-intensity...

Seaswarm oil-scrubbing robots could clean up nasty oil spills

08/26/2010, The boffins over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced the development of a prototypical robot known as Seaswarm. Costing $20,000 a pop, these will be unveiled to the public officially this Saturday night, and ought to be...

MIT Diabetes Device Monitors Glucose With Light

08/10/2010, MIT researchers out there are busy working to be able to determine how much sugar is in your blood by just shining a light on your skin. The device is a glucose-monitoring device for diabetes patients that might help do away with finger pricks. The device...

MIT comes up with heat game controller

08/04/2010, Feel like the Human Torch or Firestar, and love all things pyrotechnic? Then you might be interested in what MIT has cooked up – we’re talking about a new way to experience video games and their controllers, relying on heat to up the realism...

MIT Media Lab unveils cheap eye-testing device

06/24/2010, MIT Media Lab has released its latest low-cost alternative of an eye-testing device made out of plastic which will clip onto a cellphone in order to take advantage of high resolution LCD displays used in handsets these days. All the patient needs to do is...

Control A Vending Machine Via iPhone

05/25/2010, Can’t figure out what to do next with your iPhone? Maybe you could rig a vending machine to offer you soft drinks via your iPhone. An MIT graduate did just that, as he purchased a vending machine on Craigslist to create the first iPhone-controlled...

MIT researchers come up with mechanical muscles

04/21/2010, Who would have thought that something as natural as muscles could actually be mechanized? This was made possible thanks to researchers at MIT who used shape-memory alloys to develop a new breed of small mechanical “muscles” which are capable...

MIT Surround Vision is a blast

04/09/2010, The brainy boffins at MIT have come up with Surround Vision which is a pretty interesting method when it comes to breaking the perception barrier. How does it do so, you ask? Well, Surround Vision will enable a viewer to pan around a particular scene...

Glove Mouse goes wireless

03/31/2010, The Glove Mouse is the brainchild of Tony Hyun Kim and Nevada Sanchez at MIT, where it is now upgraded with wireless capability so that you won’t need to remain tethered to your machine any more. Each of these gloves come with an LED located on the...

MIT Busy Coming Up With Self-assembling Computer Chips

03/16/2010, Manufacturing computer chips isn’t something that you can do with your eyes closed, but (probably) in the spirit of making our lives easier, researchers at MIT have come up with a rather interesting technique which causes polymers to automatically...