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MIT Invented A Way To Automatically Fix Software Bugs With Borrowed Code

A new system from MIT’s CSAIL, or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, does something incredible to fix buggy software: It borrows healthy code from other applications — and then fixes the bug without ever accessing the original source code.


Physicists Just Cooled Molecules To A Hair Above Absolute Zero

Many scientists say that reaching absolute zero is a lot like travelling at the speed of light: impossible. Well, some MIT scientists almost pulled a Doc Brown and got a lot closer to the impossible goal by cooling a molecule to 500 nanokelvins. That’s just above absolute zero and about a million times colder than interstellar space.


A Therapeutic Robot Teddy Bear Will Play With Kids In The Hospital

Here’s Huggable — Teddy Ruxpin for the new millennium. It’s a talking blue teddy bot designed to care for and comfort hospitalised children.


This Tiny Self-Folding Robot Will Destroy Itself When Its Job Is Done

Not content with creating a robot cheetah that can run and jump over obstacles at astonishing speeds, researchers at MIT have also developed this incredibly tiny origami robot that can not only fold itself, it can also walk, swim, and then destroy itself when it’s no longer needed.


MIT's Robot Cheetah Now Jumps While Running, So Walls Won't Protect You

MIT has already demonstrated that its incredibly nimble and fast robot cheetah can run free without the need for cables or safety tethers. But now it’s not only able run down its prey out in the open, it can also jump without losing its stride. So when the robot uprising eventually happens, ducking behind a wall isn’t going to help you. Thanks, MIT!


MIT Finally Figured Out How To Remove Your Reflection From Window Photos

How often have you had a great photo-op ruined by there being a window in-between you and your subject resulting in reflections in your shot? So far there’s just no easy way to fix that in post-production, but researchers at MIT, led by YiChang Shih, have developed an algorithm that can extract and automatically remove reflections in an image.


These 3D-Printed Pants Are Glowing Because They're Full Of Bacteria

Lady Gaga’s steak gown and the Bjork-in-a-swan outfit feel as plain as a white T-shirt compared to these MIT-designed threads. They’re 3D-printed, look like human innards, and could tote around live, glowing bacteria.


Apple And Google Are Racing To Analyse Your DNA

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.


Screw Wearables -- Now Wi-Fi Will Monitor Your Body

The business of tracking your health with smartwatches or fitness trackers is oppressively hardware-heavy — all those wires, charging docks, and batteries. But that’s poised to change. Soon, it might be the space around you that do the monitoring.


'Motion Magnification' Reveals Vibrations Invisible To The Naked Eye

A crane towering over a construction site might look rock solid to the naked eye, but new video processing software developed by researchers at MIT is able to accentuate and reveal its subtle motions as it sways back and forth in the wind. And it promises to have a devastating effect on enrolment at crane operator schools across the country.