MIT To Share Its Plans For A $100 Ventilator Online For Free
Healthcare facilities around the world are facing a shortage in medical equipment. This is due to the unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus which has affected hundreds of thousands of people around the world. This is clearly a lot more patients than most hospitals are equipped to handle.
MIT Researchers Develop A Device Which Can Cool Things Even Under Sunlight With No Electricity
Technically, the device in question here was first developed in 2018 by the researchers at MIT. However, SciTechDaily spotted the new system published in a paper published on Oct 30, 2019, which reveals significant improvements in it.The device can literally cool things down by almost 13-degree celsius even if you keep it right under the sunlight on a bright day using “radiative cooling”.The concept behind it is quite simple and […]
MIT's New Robot Can Do Backflips
The Cheetah team at MIT has already shown that they’re pretty good with making robots and their latest creation just might be their most impressive robot so far. Some of the robots that they have previously made are capable of jumping through hurdles and even navigating blindly. This new robot can do backflips.
Microsoft And MIT's Model Can Spot AI Blind Spots In Autonomous Cars
Autonomous or self-driving cars can sometimes make mistakes. It all comes down to whether the AI that’s powering the self-driving system has trained enough to handle a particular situation on the road. Since these gaps in knowledge can result in dangerous mistakes from cars that drive themselves, Microsoft and MIT have come up with a solution to essentially fill in these gaps and detect the artificial intelligence blind spots in […]
MIT Develops Camera That Can Read Closed Books
Have you ever come across a book and thought to yourself, “Gosh, if only there was a way that I could read this book without having to open it!” If that describes you perfectly, you’re in luck because MIT has developed a camera for just that purpose. Jokes aside, MIT really has designed a camera that can read books with its cover closed.
MIT Media Lab Creates A Robotic Transformable Apartment
Some of us don’t have the luxury of owning a big house or apartment. This means that when it comes to using the space that we do have, we have to be more selective, meaning that in some cases we might have to forgo that huge lounge sofa for a more compact 3-seater sofa, or give up the idea of a king-sized bed for a queen-sized bed.
Autonomous Golf Carts Will Drive Tourists Around Singapore
If you have seen Jurassic World, you might recall some scenes in the movies where people get onto this hamster-ball like vehicle which drives them around the park automatically, giving them a (safe) tour of the area. It’s an interesting idea and one that has been sort of brought to life over in Singapore.Recently MIT has announced that together with National Research Foundation of Singapore, they have created a self-driving […]
Samsung And MIT Working To Develop Batteries That Last Forever
Right now the problem with most of the batteries in our electronic devices like laptops, smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, and so on is that they have a finite lifespan. We’re not talking about how long each battery lasts per charge, but how long a battery lasts in general while still being able to hold most of its charge.You might notice that as time passes on, 100% does not get you the […]
Robotic ‘Huggable’ Teddy Bear Plays With Sick Kids At The Hospital
Teddy Bears have been a part of our childhood and many of us still remember those moments when we would sleep peacefully by tightly hugging a Teddy. Keeping in mind all the emotional warmth that we garner from hugging a Teddy, MIT and Boston Hospital have come together to make a robotic ‘Huggable’ teddy. The idea behind this vivid experiment is to bring together human behavior and science.
MIT’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Leap Over Hurdles
Several years ago, the folks at MIT created a robot that they modeled after the cheetah. It featured four legs and it proved it could run at pretty fast speeds. Over the years that particular robot evolved and just last year, MIT improved upon it by making it battery-powered but at the same time maintaining its speed.The robot could even jump heights of 40cm then but it looks like MIT […]
Cheetah Robot To Be Powered By Batteries
This is not the first time that we have seen the cheetah robot from MIT, but what makes this particular robot so endearing to us would be the fact that it can run on batteries – and yet is capable of achieving speeds of up to 16 km/h, not to mention jumping approximately 40cm in height, and yet can land safely while continue on its run for at least another […]
Cheetah Robot Is Off The Leash
Remember the Cheetah robot that we talked about last year? It looks like there has been more modifications made to this particular robot, so much so that a new algorithm that has been uploaded to it allows this MIT creation to move even faster than ever before. A real life cheetah is capable of hitting a top speed of 60 miles per hour thereabouts thanks to a movement that some […]
MIT Researchers Create Robotic Glove With An Extra Thumb
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that car manufacturer had begun offering its workers 3D printed thumbs. This isn’t to replace thumbs lost during the course of work, but rather it acts as a support for the wearer’s thumb to prevent fatigue and also to help make them more efficient at their job.Well it looks like the folks at MIT have come up with something similar, except that in […]
FingerReader Reads Aloud To The Blind
The brainy folks over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have done it yet again – having come up with an audio reading device which is meant to be worn on the index finger of someone who suffers from a certain degree of visual impairment, which would provide them with affordable as well as instant access to the printed word, which will be a vast difference from the world […]
MIT Develops 36-Core Computing Chip Prototype
We are more or less familiar with the presence of mobile devices these days that sport dual-core and quad-core, and in some cases, octa-core chipsets, but what about this new prototype from the brains over at MIT? They have apparently come up with a 36-core computing chip that will make use of a system known as ‘network-on-a-chip’, allowing data to pass between cores in a far faster and more efficient […]
Building Targets Heats Directly At People To Save Energy
When it comes to winter, one major issue that all building managers (commercial as well as at home, and that would normally mean the parents/adults who live at home where the latter is concerned) have to grapple with would be the issue of heating. Optimizing the heating in a building can be quite a tricky affair, especially when it comes to large spaces including lobbies of huge buildings. This is […]
Ford's New Automated Driving Research Projects In The Pipeline
Ford has worked out a new automated driving research project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, where it will continue from where the automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle left off (which was also unveiled last month, actually), and the combined teams will work on solutions that will hopefully kiss goodbye to a number of technical challenges that have proven to difficult to solve where automated […]
MIT Researchers Claim To Have Discovered Toughest Tongue Twister Of All Time
Anyone who is good enough to enter MIT definitely has plenty of intelligence up there, and we ourselves have seen our fair share of breakthroughs and exciting news from MIT researchers over the years. This particular one that we are going to talk about today is slightly less serious, where it deals with tongue twisters. In fact, using a nonsense string of words that were specially thought up of by […]
DIY Cellphone Is Back Again
It was last year when we brought you David Mellis’ DIY Cellphone, and it seems that he has been up to more tinkering this time around with yet another DIY cellphone which, from the name itself, you know you are able to make one up with your two hands if you have the necessary amount of time and technical know how. The DIY cellphone is capable of making and receiving […]
inFORM 3D Shapeshifting Surface
Us humans do rely on touch a whole lot, as it happens to be one of our most primal senses, offering a method to tangibly interact and receive data concerning our surroundings. Over the past few years, many digital touchscreens have made their way into everyday devices, allowing us to use touch as a form of input in a range of ways, although it remains rather limited when it comes […]