What is femto-photography? According to Ramesh Raskar, it’s “a new imaging technique so fast that it creates slow motion video of light in motion.” His team at MIT developed the technology that can actually allow for cameras to see around corners or into objects without X-rays. The femto camera used in the demonstration is no… Continue reading Femto-photography: one trillion frames per second
Google, New York City, Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology join forces to form a school offering classes in computer coding, but it is looking to compete with online education empires offering courses in venture management and bent on building a good reputation. Twenty-two thousand feet of the Google campus in New York opens… Continue reading Google takes on online MBA programs, MIT and the mainstream education system
Had I known it was going to be the last ROFLcon, I would have made it my first. Unfortunately for those such as myself who have never made it out to MIT for a semi-annual ROFLcon, they may never get to see one at all. This, the third one, declared in their show guide that… Continue reading The last ROFLcon
Leave it to the brains at MIT to improve something that most of us take for granted: glass. Their “Fog-free glass” is a nano-textured, multifunctional variation that resists fogging, virtually eliminates glare, and self-cleans. In the video below, you see water droplets bouncing off the superhydrophobic surface without leaving a, well, droplet. Imagine the applications… Continue reading MIT develops “superhydrophobic” glass that repels fog, water, glare, and zombies
Over the past few decades starting with the computer revolution and continuing through the digital age, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been a leader in cutting edge (and often bleeding edge) styles of educating the brightest minds around the world. It’s no wonder that in an atmosphere where free is not always free and… Continue reading Making the internet more open… in education
Researchers at MIT have genetically modified a virus that helps carbon nanotubes self-assemble along solar cells to improve efficiency of electron collection. The virus, called M13, helps to separate the two types of nanotubes – those that enhance solar cell performance and those that inhibit it. According to Engadget, “Adding virus-built structures to dye-sensitized solar… Continue reading MIT makes solar-cell technology go viral. Literally.
He may have predicted that Apple’s iPad would ‘rule the world’, but the man who invented the notebook concept isn’t happy with Steve Jobs at the moment. Alan Kay is one of the great heroes of the technological revolution we’re still experiencing today. So much so that when Apple introduced the iPad, Jobs took pains… Continue reading Alan Kay Notebook Guru Takes Scratch To Apple