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Monday, June 01, 2020



Smart diaper made with FASTag technology will inform when it's wet

February 17, 2020 3:57 pm

MIT researchers have managed to make a low-cost “smart” diaper with RFID technology that can notify caregiver when its time to change a wet diaper.

MIT and Jeffrey Epstein: ‘good money, bad guy’ issue

September 13, 2019 7:30 am

Joichi “Joi” Ito, a tech evangelist who came to head the Media Lab in 2011, has been described as a “master networker” who connected equally effectively with both idealistic students and fatcat donors.

MIT's AI system can see objects using touch

June 18, 2019 1:29 pm

To better bridge this sensory gap, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have come up with a predictive AI that can learn to see by touching and learn to feel by seeing.

New system lets you control robots with brain waves, hand gestures

June 20, 2018 4:28 pm

They showed that the system works on users it has never interacted with before, meaning that organisations could deploy it in real-world settings without needing to train it on users.

MIT team wins competition for design of habitable city for a future on Mars

November 27, 2017 4:43 pm

The design, titled Redwood Forest, includes domes of tree habitats that up to 50 people can occupy. They contain open, public spaces along with easy shirt-sleeve transportation. 

New Alexa-like system to help robots understand your commands better

September 04, 2017 5:59 pm

Researchers from MIT have developed an Alexa-like system "ComText" - for "commands in context" - that allows robots to understand a wide range of commands that require contextual knowledge about objects and their environments.

New caching system to make data centres more energy efficient

September 04, 2017 12:41 pm

Most modern websites store data in databases, and since database queries are relatively slow, most sites also maintain so-called cache servers, which list the results of common queries for faster access.

Indian scientist at MIT creates wearable sensor to stop rape

July 28, 2017 1:26 pm

Manisha Mohan, an Indian scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has developed a sticker-like wearable sensor that can detect sexual assault in real time and quickly alert nearby people as well as the victim's friends and family to seek help.

New robotic drones can travel by land and air

June 30, 2017 12:32 pm

MIT scientists have developed a system of eight robotic drones that can fly through the air as well as drive on ground, efficiently navigating cityscapes with parking spots, no-fly zones and landing pads. They tested the robots navigating from a starting point to an ending point on a collision-free path for successful results.

New workout suit by MIT breathes out body's heat, sweat

May 22, 2017 11:12 am

The MIT researchers have developed a workout suit with moisture-sensitive cells that respond to humid and heating conditions to control the ventilating flaps


Origin stories: Where the Global Positioning System or GPS came from

July 18, 2018 10:57 am

Can you imagine your smartphone without the GPS? If not, you might want to thank god (or the scientists at MIT) for this day. See more: