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Lighting Drone to the Photographer’s Rescue

For those of you who enjoy photography, lighting is a perennial concern. Firstly, it takes forever to perfectly position the lighting in your set. Secondly, it takes all of 5 seconds of moving on part of the model to foil your efforts. Researchers at MIT, though, have an impressive solution. They propose using fleets of drones to automatically light your shoot. ...

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Bokode: The New and Improved Barcode

Measuring only three millimeters in diameter, detectable by mobile phone cameras as far as 12 feet away and capable of holding hundreds of times the information of traditional barcodes, the new MIT-developed bokode system could revolutionize the way we shop. As an example, imagine standing in front of a bookshelf holding thousands of books. The bokode system would allow users ...

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Habitat: World of Warcraft Pod

Any avid WoW players living near Boston/Cambridge should swing by MIT and check out the World of Warcraft Pod. It’s a small shack, designed similarly to one you’d find in a game and designed with serious MMORPGers in mind. Inside is a toilet, seat, computer, water and food. But that’s not all: The WOW Pod is an immersive architectural solution ...

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Even The Poorest Of Bums Can Afford This Computer

Think that $130 NPX-9000 Firefox tablet or the OLPC $75 touch screen laptop are as cheap as it gets? Think again. The brains at MIT are sure of themselves that they can create a computer for a mere $12. With a price tag like that, it’d only take a few hours of panhandling outside of a McDonalds to accumulate the ...

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Dyed Glass Makes For Better Solar Power

In an attempt to turn everyday household windows into solar panels, two MIT researchers have created “organic solar concentrators” out of dyed glass that could potentially increase traditional solar panel efficiency by 50%. Imagine fulfilling all your electrical needs with the help of your typical household glass windows. I sure hope you haven’t desecrated your roof with inefficient solar paneling ...

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Quickies: MIT’s Post-It Notes On HGH

Seems the brains up in Massachusetts have done it again. MIT has taken an ordinary household object and transformed it into the coolest experimental toy on the planet. Case in point are Quickies, which are essentially Post-It Notes that feed the written information on them back to a computer. The computer then interprets the text or image drawn on the ...

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