Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.
One of the World’s Strongest Materials Looks Like a Chunk of Coral
It's made of 3D printed graphene, the ultra-strong and lightweight carbon nanomaterial. And it could be great for building stuff in space.
Future Robotic Muscles Could Be Made of Nylon
MIT researchers have figured out that by selectively heating parts of nylon fibers, they make fine-tuned movements.
Watch MIT Researchers Train Spinach Leaves to Be Bomb-Detectors
The enhanced plants sent email alerts about the dangerous substances they flagged.
Scientists Just Figured Out How to Turn Spinach Into a Bomb Detector
New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows how the spinach plant can be transformed into a device for detecting buried munitions.
The First Print Shop for Paintings Made By Bots
Red Hook, Brooklyn, is now home to Artmatr Inc., a lab where you can come with an idea for a painting and the bot will make it for you exactly as you please.
Watch Scientists Demonstrate the Anti-Aging Powers of a 'Second Skin’
Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a tunable crosslinked polymer layer.
MIT Staff Found a Time Capsule 942 Years Early
Scientists who buried it in 1957 wanted it to be unearthed 1,000 years later.
Scientists Say This Robot Bartender Could Be More Efficient Than the Real Thing
MIT researchers have developed a “bartender” robot and two Turtlebot “waiters” that work together to deliver items in unpredictable environments such as hospitals, disaster situations, and—crucially—bars.
MIT Thinks It Can Get You to Use Bitcoin
MIT's new cryptocurrency think tank wants to work out the technology's kinks.
MIT Students Can Get 'Credit for Reddit'
MIT began offering a Reddit research course last spring.