High-tech material used to create a thin, flat fisheye lens

Ultra wide-angle fisheye lenses are typically thick, bulbous contraptions, that can’t easily be incorporated into devices such as smartphones. That could be about to change, though, as engineers have now created one that’s completely flat.Continue Read… Continue reading High-tech material used to create a thin, flat fisheye lens

Wireless system uses radio signals to monitor sleep positions

In order to track how someone’s body position changes as they sleep, they typically either have to be rigged up with stick-on sensors, or filmed by a video camera. MIT’s new BodyCompass system, however, offers a third alternative that many people may p… Continue reading Wireless system uses radio signals to monitor sleep positions

Wireless system uses radio signals to monitor sleep positions

In order to track how someone’s body position changes as they sleep, they typically either have to be rigged up with stick-on sensors, or filmed by a video camera. MIT’s new BodyCompass system, however, offers a third alternative that many people may p… Continue reading Wireless system uses radio signals to monitor sleep positions

Microneedle patch changes color to indicate food spoilage

We’ve already heard about so-called “microneedle patches” that are used for the painless and sustained release of medication through the skin. Now, MIT scientists have adapted the technology for the detection of spoiled food.Continue ReadingCategory: S… Continue reading Microneedle patch changes color to indicate food spoilage

Recognizing Activities Using Radar

Caring for the elderly and vulnerable people while preserving their privacy and independence is a challenging proposition. Reaching a panic button or calling for help may not be possible in an emergency, but constant supervision or camera surveillance is often neither practical nor considerate. Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been …read more

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The Astronomical Grit of Ronald McNair

There is more than one way to lead a successful life. Some people have all the opportunity in the world laid out before them, and it never does them any good. Others have little more than the determination and desire they’ve dredged up within themselves, and that grit turns out …read more

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Which cybersecurity failures cost companies the most and which defenses have the highest ROI?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists have created a cryptographic platform that allows companies to securely share data on cyber attacks they suffered and the monetary cost of their cybersecurity failures without worrying about reveal… Continue reading Which cybersecurity failures cost companies the most and which defenses have the highest ROI?

Cosmic rays can destabilize quantum computers, MIT study warns

Quantum computers are advancing at an exciting pace, but unfortunately this progress may soon stall. Cosmic rays streaming down to Earth could interfere with the integrity of the information in these quantum computers, and now an MIT team has shown jus… Continue reading Cosmic rays can destabilize quantum computers, MIT study warns

Self-assembling intestinal film blocks glucose uptake to treat diabetes

Maintaining healthy levels of glucose in the blood is a critical but often painstaking task for diabetics, involving regular insulin injections and fingerprick blood tests to ensure everything is kept in check. A new synthetic film developed at MIT cou… Continue reading Self-assembling intestinal film blocks glucose uptake to treat diabetes

MIT CSAIL grad launches machine learning platform with $10M Series A

Manasi Vartak, founder and CEO of Verta, conceived of the idea of the open source project ModelDB database as a way to track versions of machine models while she was still in grad school at MIT. After she graduated, she decided to expand on that vision to build a product that could not only track […] Continue reading MIT CSAIL grad launches machine learning platform with $10M Series A