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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
beer

GOP Senator Bans Government Spending on Beerbots, Misses Entire Point of Robotics Program

It was never about beer, guys.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Good News: This Terrifying Android Just Learned How to Run

A priceless skill for hunting humans to extinction.
River Donaghey
5.14.18
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.
Julian Morgans
5.8.18
Science

New Scientific Discovery Could Change the Way We Make Salad Dressing

Think mixing oil and water is impossible? Think again.
Phoebe Hurst
11.9.17
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
12.1.16
Art

MIT's Nightmare Machine Made Its Scariest Image Yet | Insta of the Week

The machine-learning algorithm takes 2016's political horror way too seriously.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.28.16
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
8.15.16
tech

This 28-Year Old Geneticist Has Created a Robot from DNA and Proteins

The World Health Organisation says that by 2050, infections caused by ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death. Xavier Duportet may have found the solution.
Nathalie Lagerfield
6.5.16
Design

Why Did MIT Make Tiny People Dance on This Piano?

Hint: it has to do with making interfaces more relatable.
DJ Pangburn
5.27.16
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
5.25.16
Art

'The Iceman Cometh' via Robots and an Artist Collective at MIT

Villa Design Group’s The Tragedy Machine
Kat Herriman
5.25.16
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