College pranks usually involve livestock, panties, the use of permanent marker on an unconscious, not-so-innocent partygoer or a combination thereof. But when you gather the cream of the geek crop at a hallowed higher learning institution like MIT, those playful tricks turn into wide-scale works of technical wonderment.
Today onIn Case You Missed It: MIT developedrobotic handsof pliable silicon that are also studded with pressure sensors so it knows how tightly to hold something. A smalldashboard camera and advanced computer vision softwareare being tested in the San Francisco Bay Area to record potential roadway hazards and track the drivers eyes.
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.
After three years of anticipation Tesla just launched its latest electric car. The company says the Model X is the world's safest SUV; it can go from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds; and it comes with a "bioweapon defense mode" in case of... well, the apocalypse .
Alphabet has been in discussions with potential CEO candidates and is evaluating its options, the person said, but finding a person with the right combination of robotics expertise, business savvy, and bold vision is no easy feat.current and former Googlers, as well as robotics-industry insiders, to provide a window into one of Alphabet's most ambitious and risky bets.
A new bit of coffee tech may one day make it to your favorite coffee shop to bring a bit of caffeine and art to your morning cup of Joe. A new coffee machine has surfaced that takes advantage of 3D printing tech to make works of art in the foam at the top of a cup of coffee. The printer is called the Ripple Maker and it uses birth 3D printing and inkjet tech.
Remember the Gadgeteer news post about Farm 432 ? You know, the device you can use to raise your own black soldier fly larvae as a source of alternativeprotein to feed your family? Well, the same company that came up with that device (which is not available to the public), LivinStudio, now has a device called the Hive which is available to us via a Kickstarter project.
The Lexar Professional microSDXC/SDHC UHS-II cards are not just fast, they are 1000x fast. That means their high-speed performance is perfect for the capture of high-quality images and extended lengths of 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video that you capture with your smartphones, tablets and action cameras.
Today's action at theDARPA Robotics Challengehas been interesting, but if there's one takeaway so far it's this: the robot apocalypse is not here yet. If you've been warily looking on as robotsrun,jump,wield swordsand evenfold themselves up origami-style, thisvideo clipof all the times robots fell over during he competition is exactly what the doctor ordered.
3D printing has come a long way in the last few years with printers getting cheaper and printing materials becoming easier to work with. Typically, a 3D printer works with plastics of some sort for creating objects that the user wants to build. Researchers at MIT have created a new 3D printing process that uses glass for the print material, the process is called G3DP.
It's Fallout 4 week . That means it's safe to say that when gamers aren't busy logging more than 4.5 million hours in Bethesda's latest instalment, they're probably watching all of the impressive game-related videos on YouTube.
Over the past few years, NKMOS Design Technology has created several versions of their premium smart-device car mounts: the Ultima and Ultima S , both of which began as crowdfunded Kickstarter efforts. Late last year (2014) they began a new Kickstarter project attempting to raise funding for a high end universal tablet stand.
Casey Neistat is not as handsome as he appears in his Facebook profile picture. His daily life is not as beautiful as it looks on Instagram. And he is not as clever as his quips make him seem on Twitter.And the real version — the one not polished for social media — is exactly how Mr. Neistat wants you to see him.This sounds peculiar coming from Mr.
Today onIn Case You Missed It: An MIT group built a3D printer that extrudes glassrather than plastic; they believe the technology could be used to make cheaper fiber optic cables. Chatroulette users were treated to asurprise live first-person shooter gamethat pitted them against creepy zombies. The rest of us totally missed out.
People will never be satisfied. Before touchscreen displays were introduced, we're all happy with keyboards and buttons. That's better than cranking whatever gadgetto generate power. And when touch became the standard, people started dreaming of fully eliminating physical buttons.
The Impact Life hackers might not release any more data they stole from adultery-enabling site Ashley Madison, but the legal investigation into who exactly is responsible for the security breach is just getting started.
The human brain is perhaps the most complex biological structure in evolutionary history. Yet, it's surprisingly easy to trick our brain into perceiving something one way, when in reality it's another. And scientists are only just now figuring out how some of these tricks work.
Shiva Ayyadurai claims genetically modified foods may be harmful to our health, and he's willing to bet on it. The MIT-educated scientist recently told Patch he would bet a $10 million building he owns that the agritech giant Monsanto can't disprove the findings of a recent study of his that claims that genetically modified (GMO) soybeans contain harmful levels of a chemical called formaldehyde.