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.
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.
Researchers Have Restored Basic Brain Function in Dead Pigs
The brains, from a slaughterhouse, produced a flat wave as though in a comatose state.
This Computer Scientist Can Turn Anything into Origami
"Computational origami" has leapt forward thanks to a game-changing algorithm.
MIT Created an AI That Knows the Ingredients in Your Food
So … how gross is that food on Instagram?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Why Did MIT Make Tiny People Dance on This Piano?
Hint: it has to do with making interfaces more relatable.
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.