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Microsoft and MIT researchers recover speech from potato chip bag, behind soundproof glass

Microsoft and MIT researchers recover speech from potato chip bag, behind soundproof glass

By 5 August 2014

Researchers from MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed a way to extract audio from vibrations of an object caught on video. In one experiment, they were able to reconstruct speech from vibrations off a potato chip bag. The bag was filmed from 15 feet... >>

MIT scientists find a way to power your mobile using water dew

MIT scientists find a way to power your mobile using water dew

By 17 July 2014

Scientists at MIT University have found a way to harness the power of water dew to charge your mobile phone. The research team discovered that when water condenses on specially treated copper plates it jumps back and forth between them. Doing this jumping... >>

MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

By 15 July 2014

Researchers at MIT have come up with a solution to rim lighting issues by putting the lights on drones. This means moving lights every time the subject changes position is far easier. Rim lighting is a technique that requires the subject to be lit from... >>

FingerReader is a ring that scans words and reads aloud to the user in real-time

FingerReader is a ring that scans words and reads aloud to the user in real-time

By 9 July 2014

The brains over at MIT have managed to construct an intelligent reading device called FingerReader that fits onto a ring. It users a camera to detect written words and then reads them out to the user, initially created for the visually impaired. The FingerReader... >>

Meet Inbox, the future of email from MIT and Dropbox alumni

Meet Inbox, the future of email from MIT and Dropbox alumni

By 8 July 2014

Inbox has thought about how email should work in the modern age and come up with an open-source solution described as the "next-generation email platform". You'd be hard pressed to find someone who really enjoys email, because most people view it as a... >>

Solar-powered park benches that recharge phones? We've got them, says Boston

Solar-powered park benches that recharge phones? We've got them, says Boston

By 30 June 2014

Boston is introducing new park benches, called Soofas, which use solar panels to collect energy and allow anyone to charge their mobiles while they rest their feet. The benches are also able to transmit data so information on things like air quality and... >>

Moon-bound laser beams from Earth enable Wi-Fi hotspot in space

Moon-bound laser beams from Earth enable Wi-Fi hotspot in space

By 29 May 2014

Researchers at MIT and NASA have announced it is possible to post selfies and stream high-definition video from the moon. Kind of. The two organisations have demonstrated that data communication technology is possible in space. They recently built four... >>

3D holographic projector system created by MIT scientists

3D holographic projector system created by MIT scientists

By 19 May 2014

3D screens have come and gone without much fanfare but the medium is still here. Scientists at MIT have cracked a new holographic 3D projector that sits between true holograms and current 3D images. The idea is to create an object on a screen that can... >>

New organic battery is nearly 97 per cent cheaper to make than metal batteries, and it's environmentally friendly

New organic battery is nearly 97 per cent cheaper to make than metal batteries, and it's environmentally friendly

By 10 January 2014

The future of power could be in organic batteries if a recent MIT discovery makes it to production. Scientists have created an organic flow battery that costs only $27 per kilowatt-hour compared to metal batteries at $700 per killowatt-hour - nearly a... >>

MIT invents shapeshifting robotic screen that mimics your hands from the other side of the world

MIT invents shapeshifting robotic screen that mimics your hands from the other side of the world

By 14 November 2013

Be prepared to have your mind blown: this is a look at the future. MIT scientist have invented what they call a screen which can be touch and manipulated by a person remotely. So if you want to move an object that’s sitting on the screen, you can do... >>