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robot lightning bug made by MIT

Watch MIT’s fascinating little robot lightning bugs take flight

June 27th, 2022

Fireflies are one of the best parts of warm summer nights. The dancing, flickering lights of these tiny bugs have enamored people for centuries. Now, a group of scientists at MIT have created robot lightning bugs inspired by nature. Not only can these robots fly, but they also emit light. Just like real-life fireflies. From …

mountable paper-thin speakers

MIT engineers invented incredible speakers as thin as paper

April 30th, 2022

Speakers work by vibrating a membrane to manipulate air and create sound waves. Now, engineers at MIT have developed mountable paper-thin speakers that can produce sound from any surface. The creators say that the speakers should be easy to produce at a large scale. Additionally, they are energy efficient, so they won’t need a lot …


MIT study gives us new insights into the origins of the universe

March 30th, 2022

After the Big Bang exploded, bringing the universe into existence, scientists say everything cooled immensely and became completely dark. A few short hundred million years later, though, the universe awakened, and gravity began to gather the first stars and galaxies into existence. Previously, we haven’t been able to discover much about the origins of the …

Coronavirus Test

Brilliant app might be able to give you an instant coronavirus test

November 2nd, 2020

Many people infected with the novel coronavirus are asymptomatic or presymptomatic, but they can still be contagious. Researchers from MIT developed what could become a brilliant screening tool that offers an instant COVID-19 test every time you leave the house. Using machine learning algorithms trained to detect Alzheimer’s via forced coughs, the researchers think they …

asteroid defense

Here’s how MIT wants to save Earth from killer asteroids

February 20th, 2020

If science fiction movies have taught us anything, it’s that saving Earth from a killer asteroid is going to take some big drills and probably nuclear weapons. Thankfully, if a particularly large space rock ever were to threaten Earth, our plan of attack would probably be a bit more level-headed. That is, as long as …

mini cheetah robot

Before they inevitably revolt, watch a bunch of tiny robots play soccer

November 8th, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered what the robot apocalypse would look like, look no further than what unfolded on the lawn outside of MIT’s Building 10 this week. There, on the grassy Killian Court, a spectacle unfolded that will likely become commonplace once AI-powered robots rise up and enslave their human masters. A total of nine …

Netflix Streaming

MIT developed Wi-Fi technology that could seriously improve Netflix binge watching

August 19th, 2019

Streaming services like Netflix are worthless without an active internet connection, and your binging sessions will suffer some serious interruption whenever there’s no decent Wi-Fi or cellular connection. As much as Netflix and other companies can adapt their stream to your internet speed, that might not be enough to avoid buffering completely, especially on crowded …