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    Apollo computer

    This story appeared recently in Fast Company as part of a series they are running on the moon landing. Sometimes it's good to revisit technology milestones to appreciate just what we have today.
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    MIT Has Developed a Four-Legged Robot That Can Do a Backflip

    MIT has announced that its new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. It weighs in at 20 pounds and can quickly right itself if kicked over. The robot is capable of walking upside down, or right-side up and navigates uneven terrain with absolute ease. The modular...
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    MIT Publishes Self Driving Morality Survey Results

    MIT opened up their "Morality Machine" project over 2 years ago, asking participants to rate various accident scenarios self driving cars could run into. For those that want to take the survey, the site is still up. MIT published an analysis of their current data in Nature, and the results are...
  4. cageymaru

    Cost-Effective Exotic Semiconducting Film Manufacturing Using Reusable Wafers

    MIT engineers have developed a cost-effective technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a bevy of exotic materials. It has been known that these materials outperform silicon, but the rarity and expense of using exotic materials has been cost prohibitive. The new method...
  5. DooKey

    Vision-Free Cheetah 3 Robot Can Climb Stairs Littered With Obstacles

    MIT has developed a four-legged robot they call Cheetah and it's pretty remarkable since it doesn't have any kind of camera to watch where it's going. They've built special sensors into the robot that allows it to feel it's way around like a human would do in a pitch black room. They say since...
  6. FrgMstr

    Snowflakes at MIT have Magnetic Appeal

    While the brainiacs at MIT are talking about using these newly printed magnetic shape-shifters for medical applications, I already have all kinds of ideas in how we could use these at Halloween. Check out the video. “We think in biomedicine this technique will find promising applications,”...
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    Meet Norman; The World's First Psychopath AI

    A team of MIT researchers have created a new AI, one that happens to be a psychopath. Researchers set out to prove that the data that is used to teach a machine learning algorithm can significantly influence its behavior. Norman was trained to perform image captioning, however instead of...
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    Ingestible Wireless Sensors for Disease Detection

    "Take two of these and call me in the morning," is a thing of the past. Now it is, "Swallow this Matrix-looking capsule and go sit over there by my laptop." In all seriousness, some MIT researchers have designed a semipermeable capsule that can contain genetically engineered bacteria, that can...
  9. DooKey

    Tiny Particles Could Help Fight Brain Cancer

    MIT researchers have developed a new way to fight glioblastoma brain cancer and it utilizes nanoparticles to deliver two different drugs to the tumor. The researchers have used the nanoparticles in mice and found that it crosses the blood-brain barrier with ease and delivers the drugs directly...
  10. DooKey

    Auto Robot Chefs are Coming for all of Those $15 an Hour Burger Flipping Jobs

    A group of MIT graduates wanted to open up a restaurant and teamed up with a Michelin-starred chef to do so and while they were at it decided it would be pretty cool to showcase robotic woks as part of the deal. The woks don't really do more than cook precut/portioned ingredients and then...
  11. DooKey

    MIT Develops Faster Neural Network Chips That Use 95% Less Power

    Researchers at MIT have developed a new neural network chip that is three to seven times faster than earlier chips and uses up to 95 percent less power. Because of the increased speed and much reduced power requirements these new chips are ideal for smartphones and other appliances. Once these...
  12. FrgMstr

    Humans Screw Much Better than Killer Robots

    Want to know how to keep that killer dog robot from opening the door to your bedroom and eating your face? Screwing is the answer, and one with a left hand thread most likely. Researchers at MIT are busily figuring out how to put the other 50,000 people out of a job at Foxconn's Innolux...
  13. DooKey

    MIT’s New Desktop 3D Printer Technology Increases Speeds up to 10x

    Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype 3-D printer that is up to 10x faster than current consumer printers. One of the things that makes this much faster is their use of a laser to help melt the plastic faster. Once this technology makes it to market I bet we see much faster adoption of...
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    Lamborghini and MIT Shows Off Terzo Millenio EV Concept

    Feast your eyes on the Terzo Millenio. An electric vehicle concept built by a collaboration between the Lamborghini and MIT. The group aims to innovate supercapacitor technology that can match the energy density of conventional batteries while keeping the power density of the supercapacitor...
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    Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection

    Did you know over 40,000 women die from breast cancer every year? The researchers at MIT want to do something about that and have developed an AI system to improve diagnosis and detection of the cancer while it is in an early stage. Not only do they want to detect it early, but reduce the risk...
  16. FrgMstr

    How Retractions Hurt Scientists' Credibility

    While I have looked to MIT over the years to answer some incredibly difficult questions and callings, I am not so sure this one was that tough to figure out. Saying something is fact, then saying you were wrong, will make every statement of fact you put forth before come into question. "The...
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    Using Machine Learning To Improve Patient Care

    Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have created a machine-learning system to extract data from patient vital signs and make predictions on treatments for ICU patients. The approach called "ICU Intervene" can also make predictions far into the future as...
  18. cageymaru

    AI Learns to Write Its Own Code by Stealing from Other Programs

    Microsoft and University of Cambridge have developed a machine learning system called DeepCoder that can steal code from other programs and use it to create it's own program. This A.I. will eventually be able to create a program from the suggestions of a person who doesn't know how to code...
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    MIT Is Trying To Crack Wireless VR, Too

    According to this article, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is working on a wireless VR solution that uses millimeter waves to transmit data between the headset and your PC. MIT CSAIL's prototype system, known as MoViR, uses millimeter waves to send data from a...
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