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  • MIT's EurekaFest showcases high school students' problem-solving prototypes

    MIT's EurekaFest showcases high school students' problem-solving prototypes

    EurekaFest is a yearly event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that showcases the prototype inventions of high school students from around the country. The inventions consist of various gadgets and devices aimed at helping solve real-world problems. Read More

  • Video: That MIT “sixth sense” device in action

    Video: That MIT “sixth sense” device in action

    That “sixth sense” device is a heck of a let more interesting actually seeing it in action. It's also a heck of a lot more interesting the way Wired describes it, as opposed to Reuters' “Um, it does stuff! Far out!” Read More

  • MIT creates a ‘sixth sense’ gadget: Less exciting than it sounds

    MIT creates a ‘sixth sense’ gadget: Less exciting than it sounds

    Those eggheads at MIT are at it again, this time creating a “sixth sense” gadget. It's basically a combined scanner and 3D projector (with a touchscreen-like surface). Say, for example, you're at the store looking at different boxes of cereal. You scan the box of Lucky Charms with the gadget, which then scans the internet for, I don't know, nutritional information and a history of the… Read More

  • MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

    MIT students build mobile applications in 13 weeks

    MIT professor Hal Abelson started today’s final presentation for the school’s “Building Mobile Applications” class by saying, “A course like this couldn’t have existed ten years ago… maybe not even a year ago. Courses like this right now are unique, but in two years they’ll be completely ordinary.” What’s extraordinary is that on top of a… Read More

  • Oblong's g-speak spatial operating interface brings Minority Report UI to life

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2229299&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo. After having seen the above video you will undoubtedly make direct comparisons to what was seen in Minority Report, and that’s no coincidence. John Underkoffler, one of… Read More

  • MIT-developed smart wheelchair does auto navigation

    MIT-developed smart wheelchair does auto navigation

    I live right pretty close to MIT and sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t even walk by any of the buildings for fear that my average brain might pollute some or all of the strange and wonderful things they’ve got cooking. Like this wheelchair, for instance. It can learn a given building’s layout and then take its occupant to a particular room or location via voice command. So you… Read More

  • Paint it black

    Paint it black

    Researchers from MIT have been working on a way to use colored glass to increase the efficiency of solar collection. According to reports, the new technique involves painting dyes across the glass that redirect light to the solar cells placed along the edges, as opposed to covering the whole surface. This reduces the amount of expensive solar cell material required and possibly increases energy… Read More

  • A little brain buzz might go a long way

    A little brain buzz might go a long way

    Researchers at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders in Bethesda, MD are studying the effects of a charging the brain using a 9V battery to improve learning. The MIT Technology Review reports that previous research has found that a steady electrical current can improve motor function, verbal fluency and even language learning. In Bethesda, neuroscientist Eric Wassermann is using an… Read More

  • Games for the blind or visually impaired, designed on Nintendo’s Wii

    Games for the blind or visually impaired, designed on Nintendo’s Wii

    Gamers with impaired vision usually had a hard time finding games they could play with their friends, who had no vision problems. The researchers at MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Gambit Game Lab have been working with the Wii to create a game that will fill this need. They unveiled the fruits of their labor on Tuesday, a game called AudiOdyssey. The game is all about creating… Read More

  • MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    This just in; kids that go to MIT are really F-ing smart. I just saw seven Android applications that have been developed over the short span of four months — with very little (if any) money — as part of a class called “Building Mobile Applications with Android”. It was a lot like most college presentations, except that HTC, Google, Verizon, Sprint, and the press don’t… Read More