Researchers will be studying student behavior to determine if Blockchain-based rewards programs are more effective than traditional ones.
Bitcoin’s appeal as an investment could diminish its effectiveness as a currency, and alternative models should be tested, writes Michael Casey.
Ever since vaccinations were discovered to be incredibly effective in preventing contagious and dangerous diseases, the medical community has tried to broaden the range of preventative measures and make existing ones even more effective. Currently, vaccination schedules can span months or years and require multiple injections which can be stressful for patients. Engineers and researchers at […]
Most people look at robots as an invasive form of technology. After all, surely they are out to take our jobs sooner or later and will only cause more problems as time moves along. MIT has come up with a new robot that politely nudges crowds when necessary to move along. That is quite an unusual form […]
MIT Media Lab-incubated startup Enigma is today revealing a product designed to simplify the set-up of crypto hedge funds. Source
MIT has a track record of building new and cool robots. Over the past few years, we have seen engineers come up with some crazy ideas, all of which are viable in the long run. The new Cheetah 3 robot is designed to save human lives. Most people will be familiar with this four-legged robot, as […]
MIT launched a study in 2014 that showed early adopters help to spread new technology throughout society, if they feel they have exclusive access to it. The study’s official research paper was released on Friday, which was published in Science. The experimenters used bitcoin as the “new technology” in the study. Also read: Paul Sztorc Suggests Revising Bitcoin’s Scaling Roadmap […]
It is evident there are a lot of advancements to be made in the world of artificial intelligence. A new project by MIT and Google has allegedly created an AI solution capable of linking sound, sight, and text. In doing so, the AI will gain a better understanding of the world around it. Quite an […]
The concept of self-driving cars is both intriguing and scary at the same time. In most cases, these vehicles will be controlled by a software-based artificial intelligence which still allows the human driver to take over. However, a new project is in development which allows the AI to take control of the car only when […]
The terms “robotic” and “furniture” are rarely mentioned in the same sentence and for good reason. If it were up to MIT, however, everyone in the world will make use of their robotic furniture very soon. Although the item costs around $10,000, it is quite an impressive piece of technology. Having furniture which can change […]
Not a month goes by where MIT doesn’t share a groundbreaking discovery. It is evident the institution has a tendency to experiment with 3D printing technology as of late. New research from the institution Tangible Media Group indicates there is a way to combine 3D printing with pasta. An interesting concept, although things will only get […]
Toyota has announced it is exploring Blockchain use cases for self-driving cars in a partnership with MIT Media Lab.
MIT Researchers have successfully experimented with drones once again. This latest test revolves around using drone systems that can effectively replace a camera crew in the future. Interestingly enough, the drone system successfully shoots professional quality video, although this project is far from finished. It is an interesting take on things that warrants more attention. […]
The Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) at the MIT Media Lab on Wednesday unveiled a lightweight Lightning Network software called “Lit”. This new client does not require its own full Bitcoin node to run like other Lightning clients do and it even has a handy wallet built in. Also read: Lightning Network Used to Sell Beer at […]
For a lot of consumers, 3D printing remains a niche market. Luckily, there are large corporations looking beyond this factor, as they use the technology to achieve exciting innovations. MIT has successfully fired a rocket motor which is made using 3D-printed plastic as an enclosure. Quite a nifty project that could have easily backfired, but […]