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MRI Of Mother And Child Shows Love Through The Eyes Of Science

MIT neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe captured this stunning MRI image of herself and her child inside a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanner, creating an emotionally striking yet abstract work of art.

MIT Might Re-Bury That Time Capsule For 2957

When construction crews began digging to construct a new building at MIT they had no idea they’d find a time capsule. Which is why they inadvertently cracked the large glass capsule when it was first uncovered. But now the folks at MIT plan to restore the 1957 time-travelling tube, and since the directions clearly state that it shouldn’t be opened until 2957, MIT might even re-bury it soon.

Time Capsule For The Year 2957 Discovered At MIT

As we’ve seen time and again, most time capsules are incredibly boring. But MIT recently discovered a time capsule filled with some amazing materials from 1957 inside. It’s not supposed to be opened until the year 2957, and thankfully MIT is honouring that wish.

This Dramatic High-Speed Drone Chase Is Actually A Demo Of MIT's Self-Flying UAV

UAVs are great, but most of them are also dumb as a sack of batteries and plastic. So dumb, in fact, that they have a whole chapter of YouTube devoted to their crashes. But a PhD student at MIT thinks he’s figured out a way to give them brains — or the next best thing.

You Need Geniuses At MIT, Harvard, And Columbia To Make An Animal-Shaped Xylophone

The same research and technological innovations that a team from MIT, Harvard, and Columbia University used to create a pitch-perfect xylophone with bars shaped like animals could one day help make your electronics quieter.

Controlling Bubbles In Boiling Water Could Make Power Plants More Efficient 

The act of boiling water helps us brew coffee and cook pasta — and it’s also what fuels most of the world’s energy sources. But boiling is really all about the bubbles, and until now their formation had been seen as random and haphazard. MIT engineers say they can now control the formation of bubbles, which might change the way power is generated.

An MIT Algorithm Can Provide Better Human Intuition Than Humans

Computers have a reputation for being able to churn through numbers with limited intuition. Now, though, an algorithm developed by researchers at MIT to find predictive patterns in unfamiliar data has performed better than two-thirds of human teams.

A Region On Mars Called Silica Valley Could Help Us Build Fibreglass Space Habitats

NASA has spent the past few years asking architects, engineers, and designers outside of the space industry to think about habitat-building on the Red Planet — in part through competitions like the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.

MIT's Morphing Table Is Now Skilled Enough To Stack Building Blocks

We were blown away when MIT’s Tangible Media Group first posted video of its interactive pin table in action. But now that the team has had a few years to refine the software and hardware, we’re starting to see more practical applications, and a good case for having one in every home.

Interfaces That Curl, Wave, And Breathe Are Closer Than You Think

An iPad case that waves almost imperceptibly when you get an email. Screens that curl up when you leave a room, and ones that unfurl like flowers when you come back. These sound like William Gibson-esque technologies from the future, but they’re actually not so far off.

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