STEM CELLS

Scientists Can Now Make Loads And Loads Of Stem Cells

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We've been hearing for years about how stem cells could do everything from cure Parkinson's Disease to spinal cord injuries, but it's just so hard to grow the dang things for research.

Power Wheels

MIT Aims To Increase Battery Life Up To 10X

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Dude has a double major in pimping.

Zheng Wang

MIT Wants To Make Your Pants Sing

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There are lots of questionable goals in science; developing nuclear weapons, growing lethal viruses in culture, but by far the most insidious are technologies that have the potential to be weapons of mass annoyance, like MIT's singing pants.

science

Cheap Eye Exams With A Cell Phone

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There are an estimated 2 billion people worldwide who have refractive errors in their vision, but the cost of optometry equipment often puts examinations out of reach in the developing world.

PRANAV MISTRY

Invisible Mouse

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No, not that kind of mouse.

Robots

Guy Turns Desk Lamp Into Robotic Computer Assistant

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You're reading about Coke while drinking Coke.

Robert Y Wang

Dirt Cheap Gesture-Based Computer Interface

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Not to be worn within 100 yards of an elementary school or daycare.

MIT

Researchers Building LEGO Human Organs

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Those damn meandering kids at the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology have done it again.

SOLAR ENERGY

First Solar Cells Printed On Paper

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Scientists at MIT have created the first solar cell printed on paper.

TONY HYUN KIM

Glove Mouse Built for Less Than a Benjamin

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MIT students Tony Hyun Kim and Nevada Sanchez [awesomest name ever] built a wireless glove interface similar to the one in Minority Report.

science

PICTURES MADE WITH HELICOPTERS

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MIT's <a title="senseable city lab" href="http://senseable.mit.edu/" target="_blank">Senseable City Lab</a>, in collaboration with <a title="ARES lab" href="http://ares.lids.mit.edu/" target="_blank">ARES Lab</a>, have release a video of their new swarm helicopter project, Flyfire, which sounds almost as cool as my <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2010/02/i-must-possess-this-2">swarm helicopter project</a>.

WANT

SORRY HIPSTERS, FIXED WHEEL BIKES ARE SO COLDPLAY NOW

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I think we've already found a use for the It has sensors for speed, direction, and distance, including Bluetooth capability to send the info from the sensors to the rider's cellphone.


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