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Google’s Robots To Get Better At Squeezing Into Tight Places

Google’s Robots To Get Better At Squeezing Into Tight Places

By Chris Crum July 14, 2014

Last year, Google bought Boston Dynamics, the robot makers who created such nightmare-inducing machines as this: …and this: …and this: Now, the company is working with researchers from MIT to add some more flexibility into the mix (via 9to5 Google): …

Stanford Tops Forbes List Of Top Universities Stanford Tops Forbes List Of Top Universities

For at least this year a west coast school can claim supremacy over what is usually viewed as eastern academic superiority. Stanford university in Palo Alto, CA has been named the top university in the country by a recent Forbes …

MIT Now Has Their Own Super Fast Robot Cheetah MIT Now Has Their Own Super Fast Robot Cheetah

In September of last year, Boston Dynamics introduced the world to a cheetah robot that you could never hope to outrun. With a max speed of 28.3 mph, the robot would even be able to catch a sprinting Usain Bolt. …

MIT Is Teaching Robots To Adapt [Video] MIT Is Teaching Robots To Adapt [Video]

Students at MIT are teaching robots how to adapt, as discussed in this video. At the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, students will be presenting a pair of papers “showing how household robots could use little lateral thinking …

Black Hole May Have Been Formed in Rare Supernova Black Hole May Have Been Formed in Rare Supernova

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Astronomers have found evidence that suggests the youngest black hole in the Milky Way galaxy may reside in the remnants of a rare supernova. The remnant, named W49B, is only around 1,000 years old and only 26,000 light-years from Earth. …

Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz
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As you are all probably aware of by now, noted online activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. An investigation is underway, but his family and others are saying he did it to avoid a lengthy trial and possible prison …

Look At These Potential Robot Muscles [Video] Look At These Potential Robot Muscles [Video]

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MIT researchers at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Researched have been working on a new material that they say could be used to drive artificial robotic muscles or generate enough electricity to power small electronics. The material, …

New MIT Algorithm Predicts Twitter Trends in Advance New MIT Algorithm Predicts Twitter Trends in Advance

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new algorithm they say is capable of predicting Twitter trends far in advance. The algorithm is claimed to predict with 95% accuracy the topics that will show up on …

Like-A-Hug Makes Facebook Likes Mean a Little More Like-A-Hug Makes Facebook Likes Mean a Little More
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Facebook just announced that they’ve hit one billion monthly active users. As a part of that milestone, the company also told us that in the last three and a half years (approximately), Facebook users have hit the “like” button over …

Check Out This Amazing Robot Worm Check Out This Amazing Robot Worm

There are multiple robots out there that can perform a variety of functions. Just yesterday, we saw a robot that can perform Jewish mourning rituals. If a robot can perform religious rites, surely it can also move like a worm. …

U.S. Airports With The Most Influence In A Pandemic

Ok, this is cool. And also rather frightening, as I just caught Contagion on HBO the other night. Researchers at MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering took a good look at the first few days of a contagious disease …

Portable Charging System Gives You A Dozen Charges Portable Charging System Gives You A Dozen Charges

“It’s like having a plug in your pocket,” says Mouli Ramani of Lilliputian Systems. “This new power system will transform how consumers use their CE devices.” For everyone that has run out of juice halfway through the day, and for …

Harvard, MIT Launching Free edX Courses Harvard, MIT Launching Free edX Courses
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Harvard recently announced its new initiative to add book metadata available for public search for all of its libraries, and now the ivy league research school has teamed up with MIT to offer free online courses, a new program called …

MIT Researchers Create Glare-Free Glass

MIT researchers have created a type of glass that is nearly invisible. MIT News reports that the glass and the process of creating it were described in a paper published by the journal ACS Nano. The paper is titled (get …

Hack Turns Building Into a Playable Game of Tetris

Students at MIT converted one side of the Green Building at MIT into a full color working version of the game Tetris. According to IHTFP: Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People: The MIT Gallery of Hacks, Hackers at MIT consider Tetris …

Nanotechnology Leaps Forward With New Cancer Drug

A team of scientists, engineers and physicians have found promising effects of a first-in-class targeted cancer drug called BIND-014 in treating solid tumors. BIND-014 is the first targeted and programmed nanomedicine to enter human clinical studies. In the study, the …

MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots MIT Brains Work On “Smart Sand” Robots

Researchers at MIT are working on a project that could bring sci-fi fantasies to reality. But, then again, when aren’t they? Nowadays, if you want something built, you take wood or other materials and build or cut it out of …