A “cheetah” robot designed at MIT may soon outpace its animal counterparts in running efficiency: In treadmill tests, the researchers have found that it wastes very little energy as it trots continuously for up to an hour and a half.
A timelapse video of 24 hours in the lobby of the Stata Center, the home of CSAIL. MIT students never stop working!
MIT Media Lab researchers Steven Keating and Neri Oxman demonstrate some of their work around 3-D printing.
A device that started out as a class project last fall is moving rapidly toward becoming a commercial product that could make the lives of millions of visually impaired people a bit easier. Karina Pikhart '09 and classmates designed a machine to make braille labels.
Now in its 75th year, we take a look back how the Hobby Shop began, and how it evolved to what it is today.
MIT researchers are using graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the element carbon, in the quest to make the earth's oceans a viable source of potable water.
Using a stroboscopic imaging system developed in MIT Professor Dennis Freeman's lab, Freeman's team obtained this video of wave motion along the ear's tectorial membrane (at top, the actual video showing nanometer-scale displacements, and at bottom, the same video, motion magnified (Liu et ...
A team of MIT students has been working on testing a rapid-recharging system that could help to change public perceptions about electric vehicles and their practicality. They have already done extensive testing of the system with an individual battery cell and with a motorcycle they converted ...
New Media Lab building, which opened in March 2010, is designed to foster collaboration, sharing, communication and experimentation.
For more info: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/perching-plane-0720.html http://groups.csail.mit.edu/locomotion/perching.html
Strong enough to tow a car, Warrior is designed to be a jack-of-all-trades for military, police, and rescue services.
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 ...
New technology deciphers-- and empowers--the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
Abbas Maleki "Audits the Conventional Wisdom" of Iran-U.S. relations.
This film from 1968 shows Marvin Minsky's tentacle arm, developed at the MIT AI Lab (one of CSAIL's forerunner labs). The arm had twelve joints and could be controlled by a PDP-6 computer or via a joystick. This video demonstrates that the arm was strong enough to lift a person, yet gentle ...
By Wojciech Mikoluszko, a science reporter from Poland. Mikoluszko is currently a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT.You could hardly find a bigger contrast: the clean voice of a cello breaking through the dirty noise of a subway. And this is what people hear in Cambridge subway stations. ...
Apparent ridges are a new way to represent 3D models as non-photorealistic line drawings. They produce results that are more accurate and visually pleasing than currently existing methods. Published in SIGGRAPH 2007. More info (PDF): http://people.csail.mit.edu/tjudd/apparentLines.pdf
MIT researchers at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research have developed a new material that changes its shape after absorbing water vapor.
MIT researchers describe a wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map of the environment through which the wearer is moving.