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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...

MIT Students Create Braille Labelmaker

09/27/2009, Here’s a device that will be really handy to people who are blind. Thanks to the geniuses at the University of Toronto, MIT and Stanford, the 6Dot Braille Label Maker was created, and is promised to cost less than half of the conventional Braille...

Electric car could take 10 minutes to juice up

08/06/2009, At least that’s the lofty standards that the MIT Electric Vehicle Team (EVT) has set for themselves. After all, they figured out that the main obstacle when it comes to using an electric vehicle would be its recharge times, and they are currently...

GoKart Built From Shopping Cart

06/29/2009, Just how are you going to spend your summer holidays in a productive manner instead of reading up on all about Michael Jackson or gorge yourself on endless summer flicks that are less intellectually stimulating than watching paint dry? Well, some...