MIT

space lasers

Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says

Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.18
AI

Researchers Created an 'AI Physicist' That Can Derive the Laws of Physics in Imaginary Universes

Teaching AI how to combine smaller models to understand complex situations has been a major stumbling block for machine learning research.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.1.18
studies

Researchers Have Restored Basic Brain Function in Dead Pigs

The brains, from a slaughterhouse, produced a flat wave as though in a comatose state.
VICE Staff
5.8.18
Origami

This Computer Scientist Can Turn Anything into Origami

"Computational origami" has leapt forward thanks to a game-changing algorithm.
Frederick Blichert
8.3.17
Intelligent Eating

MIT Created an AI That Knows the Ingredients in Your Food

So … how gross is that food on Instagram?
Caroline Haskins
7.21.17
3D PRINTING

MIT’s Gooey New 3D Printer Is a Game Changer

The Self-Assembly Lab teamed up with an Michigan-based furniture company to develop a gel-based machine that can print pretty much anything—in minutes.
Beckett Mufson
4.28.17
nba

At the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the Jocks Are Becoming the Nerds

If you still think of MIT's annual sports analytics conference—or the athletic math revolution that spawned it—as Comic-Con for "Moneyball" dorks, you're mistaken.
Adam Mares
3.8.17
Art

MIT’s Ultra High-Def 3D Printer Creates Futuristic Death Masks

Meet the artist-scientists reincarnating masks from the past, present, and future.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
12.2.16
Design

How Björk's Mask Was 3D-Printed from Her Own Face

It may be what’s inside that counts, but a new collaboration between MIT’s Mediated Matter Group, and a 3D printing company brings Björk’s insides to the outside.
Andrew Salomone
8.16.16
tech

FR Xavier Duportet Made a Robot from DNA and Proteins

The WHO says by 2050 ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death. French scientist Xavier Duportet may have found the solution.
Nathalie Lagerfield
6.6.16
Design

Why Did MIT Make Tiny People Dance on This Piano?

Hint: it has to do with making interfaces more relatable.
DJ Pangburn
5.29.16
Books

MIT Bookmaking Course Schools Kids in Renaissance Technologies

Students in MIT’s ‘Making Books: The Renaissance and Today’ build books from scratch, from making paper to constructing a printing press.
DJ Pangburn
5.26.16
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