Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This Incredible New Battery Is Cheap, Holds Its Charge For Months And is Perfect For Renewable Energy

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Tech

A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a fraction of the cost of our...

Why Drones Are The Ultimate Environment-Saving Tech

Phillip Othen | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

A quick word association game: when you hear drone, what comes most quickly to mind? Chances are it’ll be strike, right? It certainly won’t be eco...

A New Drug Injection Could Reverse Hearing Loss

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech

Each human is born with around 15,000 hair cells inside each ear. Once they’re damaged they’re gone, as unlike other animals humans can’t repair...

The Infuriating Ketchup Problem Has Finally Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

It might only be February, but we have a contender for best of invention of the year (or even the century): a coating that solves ‘the ketchup probl...

Is Traditional Schooling Doing Enough to Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

Your education is all too often evaluated by asking "Where did you go to school?" rather than asking "What did you learn in school?" Instead of validating learning through legacy, we should judge the quality of an education by how well it prepares students for future challenges in a globalised world.

Robot Cheetah's Are Now Almost As Agile As The Real Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

MIT's robotic cheetah just received a fresh but slightly scary upgrade that allows it to run and leap over hurdles autonomously. This is the first ...

Why we Need to Revolutionise our Study of Cities

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.

Elon Musk Is Scared Of AI, Thinks We Should Be Too

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Tesla boss and Space X founder Elon Musk has given his most dire warning yet about artificial intelligence describing it as 'summoning the demon'. ...

Mars Colonists Will Die Unless Key Problem Is Solved

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Tech

The Mars One colonisation project has hit a rather large pothole after scientists at MIT discovered a fatal (literally) flaw in their plans. Accord...

This Slithering Robot Is Fascinatingly Gross

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech

MIT has been cooking up some of the world's most innovative machines for a long time - and their latest project is no different. Developed by docto...

MIT's New Robot Is Seriously Strong

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

MIT has released footage showing its ATLAS robot dragging an enormous metal frame as if it were made from paper. The robot in question is called AT...

MIT Develops Phone Charger That Runs On WATER

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists at MIT have found that they can create electricity using nothing but two copper plates and some dew. The researchers discovered that wh...

Syntax, Semantics, and Naked Emperors: Lessons Students Can Learn From an Academic Hoax

Amir Dastmalchian | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Amir Dastmalchian

Research students at the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a computer programme which automatically writes academic papers. ...

Noam Chomsky Exclusive: A Conversation on the Waning of American Power

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Holmes

As Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for the past 58 years, Chomsky has long courted controversy with his criticism of the legitimacy of American power from his position on the American left...

WATCH: Robot Cheetah Built In US Lab

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech

MIT has unveiled a beautiful, efficient and only mildly terrifying robotic cheetah. Like the version built by Boston Dynamics last year, the metal ...

MIT Boston Marathon Runner: 'If I had an Angel Looking Over Me at the Marathon, I Now Had One on Each Shoulder After Escaping the Shootout'

Alex Taylor | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Taylor

Elia speaks of an 'alleviation of fear' at the news of Dzhokhar's dramatic arrest 24 hours later. 'I just hope the main response is that authorities take more security measures to ensure tragedies like this do not happen again. Being a very liberal Democrat, I do worry that society could scapegoat minorities, but I really hope this will not be the case.'

Does Mobile Phone Location Data Makes Anonymity Impossible?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech

Guaranteeing your anonymity is basically impossible if you use a mobile phone according to a new study. Researchers say that a mobile user can be i...

Physicists May Have Finally Found The Invisible Scaffolding Of Our Universe

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists may have finally found hard evidence for the existence of dark matter. And reports from the American Association for the Advancement of ...

Time to Think in 3D About Arctic Sea Ice

David Hone | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Tech
David Hone

The recent rash of news alerts about the all-time-low, end of summer, Arctic sea ice extent has certainly given new food for thought about the state of the climate.

Facebook 'Likes' Turn Into Hugs With Inflatable Social Media Gilet (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Tech

The market for useless tat just got a little bigger. Facebook may have whipped us all into approval-seeking co-dependents, but now you can literal...

MIT Student Creates 'Almost Self-Balancing' Electric Unicycle (VIDEO)

Simon Crisp | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created an 'almost self-balancing' electric unicycle which he uses to zip around the MIT ca...

New ‘Wonder Drug’ Could Cure Viruses From Common Cold To HIV

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A new drug has been developed that could be the biggest breakthrough in medicine since the discovery of penicillin. The broad-spectrum treatment fo...