MIT Breaks Nuclear Fusion Record and Improves It by Ten Fold

Solar energy has been the attention-grabber in the crowded field of alternative energy for the last few years. But researchers at MIT and several other institutions discovered a new way to make plasma fuel hot enough to generate nuclear fusion power. What is Nuclear Fusion? Nuclear fusion is the process used by the Sun and other […]

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MIT Building Microchip Designed for Insect-Size Drones

In the past year alone, the world has been introduced to some of the most sophisticated drone technology. From the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter to the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Quadcopter, drones are capable of high-aerial 4K cinematography, come equipped with GPS navigational sensors, and can reach speeds of up to 45 mph. The next evolution […]

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Anki Cozmo Gets an All-New Coding Upgrade

Whether it’s the KOOV coding kit by Sony Global Education, the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox, or the Anki Cozmo programming robot, parents have a wide selection of engaging smart toys designed to introduce their children to basics programming language. With most of the smart toys coming with intuitive apps and SDK platforms, revolutionary robots like […]

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JanSport High-Tech Backpack

The ability to seamlessly thread digital technology into the fabric of garments has completely revolutionized the wearables industry. From Levi’s integrating Google Jacquard technology into its first smart denim jacket to Ralph Lauren equipping its PoloTech shirt with OMsignal technology, clothing, and apparel manufacturers are beginning to weave state-of-the-art sensors into their products – making […]

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MIT Designs Voice-Activated Robotic Furniture

With city rents skyrocketing to all-time new highs and studio apartments becoming the new one-bedroom in urban locations, the Changing Places team at MIT’s Media Lab decided to construct a robotic piece of furniture that transforms into a bedroom, living room, or dining room at the press of a button or a simple voice command.

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UC Berkeley's DexNet Robot

Commercialized robots, whether they’re being used in Amazon shipping warehouses or Tesla giga-factories, still have trouble picking up irregularly shaped objects. Robotic arms are typically relegated to moving cargo of similar size and have yet to require the skills to pick up oddly-shaped objects like shoes, open boxes, furniture, or recreational equipment. Until now, that […]

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Sweat-Detecting Workout Apparel

Imagine if your favorite workout gear, whether that be a set of New Balance running kicks or an Under Armour tank top, was smart enough to detect sweat during a workout. Or better yet, imagine if your clothes had ventilation flaps that opened up as soon as it sensed heat coming off your body. Now […]

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