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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...

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...