Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some people, these fears of social situations can be especially ...
Bloomberg's Matt Miller takes a look inside the computer science and artificial intelligence lab at MIT
Do you smile when you're frustrated? Most people think they don't -- but they actually do, a new study from MIT has found.
What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air?
With knowledge and data, a smarter world will divide work between humans and computers, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said in this Nov. 15, 2011, talk at MIT Sloan.
In the hectic world of a hospital, a computer-simulated nurse can be surprisingly comforting.
An engineer has rigged up several devices that enable a touch interface to respond to nuances such as pressure.
Vint Cerf, a coinventor of the Internet's original protocols and now chief Internet evangelist for Google, describes what Google is doing to try to defeat the scourge of Web-based malware.
Carson Darling and Thomas Lipoma, who cofounded Nyx Devices with Pablo Bello, and neurologist Matt Bianchi, demonstrate the Somnus sleep shirt. The nightshirt is embedded with fabric electronics to monitor the wearer's breathing patterns. A small chip worn in a pocket of the shirt processes ...
A new interface lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand.