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  • Insect-like robots

    Insect-like robots

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    A team of researchers has developed a new generation of tiny, agile drones that look, act and maneuver like actual insects allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2021/researchers-introduce-new

  • 02:13 Sliding through a syringe

    Sliding through a syringe

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    MIT researchers have developed a simple, low-cost technology to administer powerful drug formulations that are too viscous to be injected using conventional medical syringes. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2020/syringe-concentrated-biologic-drugs-0824)

  • 01:04 Robot takes contact-free measurements of patients' vital signs

    Robot takes contact-free measurements of patients' vital signs

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    A team of researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a system that allows a robot to take contact-free measurements of patients' vital signs. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2020/spot-robot-vital-signs-0831)Watch more videos fro

  • 03:36 Possible signs of life on Venus

    Possible signs of life on Venus

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    Scientists at MIT, Cardiff University, and elsewhere have observed what may be signs of life in the clouds of Earth's planetary neighbor, Venus. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2020/life-venus-phosphine-0914)Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube

  • 02:35 Lining the GI tract

    Lining the GI tract

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    By making use of enzymes found in the digestive tract, MIT engineers have devised a way to apply a temporary synthetic coating to the lining of the small intestine. This coating could be adapted to deliver drugs, aid in digestion, or prevent nutrients suc

  • 03:49 Testing wastewater to help detect Covid-19

    Testing wastewater to help detect Covid-19

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    In a project that will run through the fall semester, wastewater from seven buildings on campus will be tested each day for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The project is designed to determine if wastewater testing can be an effective early wa

  • 00:54 Extracting drinkable water from the air

    Extracting drinkable water from the air

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    Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a solar-powered device that can extract drinkable water directly from the air even in dry regions. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2020/solar-extracts-drinkable-water-1014) Watch more videos from MIT: http

  • 03:37 AUDIO: New AI model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections

    AUDIO: New AI model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections

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    A team of MIT researchers have developed an AI model that can distinguish asymptomatic people with Covid-19 from healthy individuals without the disease through forced-cough recordings. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2020/covid-19-cough-cellphone-detect

  • 02:24 New system can sterilize medical tools using solar heat

    New system can sterilize medical tools using solar heat

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    A team of researchers from MIT and the Indian Institute of Technology has developed a device that could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity in off-grid areas such as the developing world. (Learn more: https://news.

  • 03:25 3D printing with living organisms

    3D printing with living organisms

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    A method for printing 3D objects that can control living organisms in predicable ways has been developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere. This technique may lead to 3D printing of biomedical tools that can be customized to

  • 01:39 Robots learn to use their hands

    Robots learn to use their hands

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    Having robots learn dexterous tasks requiring real-time hand-eye coordination is hard. Many tasks that we would consider simple, like hanging up a baseball cap on a rack, would be very challenging for most robot software. What's more, for a robot to learn

  • 02:06 How to get conductive gels to stick when wet

    How to get conductive gels to stick when wet

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    A team of engineers at MIT has developed a new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces even with the introduction of moisture, that may enable better biomedical sensors and implants. (Read more: http://news.mit.edu/2020/conductive-gels-stick-wet-0320)Wa

  • 02:39 Make way for Little HERMES, the lightweight bipedal robot

    Make way for Little HERMES, the lightweight bipedal robot

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    Engineers at MIT have designed a new lightweight bipedal robot, that can lean from side to side, walk in place, and jump while keeping its balance. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2019/two-legged-robot-mimics-human-balance-while-running-jumping-1030)Watc

  • 02:00 Slime Oobleck - The science of cornstarch and water

    Slime Oobleck - The science of cornstarch and water

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    When you mix cornstarch and water, weird things happen. Sometimes it acts like a liquid and sometimes it acts like a solid. Now, a team of MIT engineers have developed a mathematical model that can accurately predict this material's behavior under various

  • 02:58 Robo-thread

    Robo-thread

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    MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labyrinthine vasculature of the brain. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2019/robot-brain-blood-vessels-0828)Wat

  • 03:07 Understanding neural networks

    Understanding neural networks

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    MIT-IBM Watson AI lab research team member David Bau explains how computers show evidence of learning the structure of the physical world.Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1The Massachusetts Institute o

  • 03:02 Particle robots

    Particle robots

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    Researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2019/particle-robot-cluster-s

  • 04:38 Curious about Curling? Meet the MIT club

    Curious about Curling? Meet the MIT club

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    For many people, including those that participate, the sport of curling is somewhat of a mystery. "There's a lot of science behind curling, including some that's actually not so well understood," says graduate student Nate Bailey, a member of the MIT Curl

  • 01:45 Backflipping MIT Mini Cheetah

    Backflipping MIT Mini Cheetah

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    MIT'S new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. At only 20 pounds the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven terrain abo

  • 02:32 Jell-O-like, expanding pill

    Jell-O-like, expanding pill

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    MIT engineers have designed an ingestible, Jell-O-like pill that, upon reaching the stomach, quickly swells to the size of a soft, squishy ping-pong ball big enough to stay in the stomach for an extended period of time. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/20

  • 03:09 Forest search-and-rescue

    Forest search-and-rescue

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    A group of researchers from MIT and the NASA Langley Research Center has developed an autonomous system for a fleet of quadrotor drones that enables them to search collaboratively under dense forest canopies using only on-board computation and wireless co

  • 02:35 How to mass produce cell-sized robots

    How to mass produce cell-sized robots

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    A team of engineers at MIT have developed a novel method to mass-produce tiny robots, no bigger than a cell, quickly, easily and accurately with little to no external stimulus. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2018/how-mass-produce-cell-sized-robots-1023)

  • 02:24 Magnetic shape-shifters

    Magnetic shape-shifters

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    MIT engineers have created soft, magnetic 3-D-printed structures that can transform their shape almost instantaneously by the wave of a magnet. The structures are flexible, yet strong and could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices. (L

  • 02:49 Vision-free MIT Cheetah

    Vision-free MIT Cheetah

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    MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind. Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2018/blind-cheetah-rob

  • 02:19 Plug-and-play diagnostics

    Plug-and-play diagnostics

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    Researchers at MIT’s Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These “plug-and-play” devices, which require little expertise to assemble, can test blood glucose leve

  • 00:49 #MacroMonday: Angles

    #MacroMonday: Angles

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    Things aren’t always what they seem . . . or are they? Extreme close-ups often obscure the full picture. Cloaked in mystery, this new video series introduces a variety of objects and moments — found at MIT — that invite you to take a second look. Watch mo

  • 04:38 The MIT Intelligence Quest

    The MIT Intelligence Quest

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    The MIT Intelligence Quest seeks to discover the foundations of human and machine intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence society. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2018/mit-launches-intelligence-quest-02

  • 02:21 Robo-picker grasps and packs

    Robo-picker grasps and packs

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    A team of engineers from MIT and Princeton University has developed a robotic system that can successfully localize and pick up any item, amid clutter, and move it to another location. This technology earned them a first place spot at the 2017 Amazon Robo

  • 02:20 Lab on a LEGO

    Lab on a LEGO

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    A team of MIT engineers turned to LEGO bricks as the basis of their new microfluidic design because of their precision and consistency. No matter where in the world they are found, LEGO bricks are guaranteed to line up, and snap seamlessly and securely in

  • 03:37 Scaffolding of the Galaxies

    Scaffolding of the Galaxies

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    In the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT, researchers develop ideas for describing the fundamental physical laws governing our universe, from perspectives spanning nuclear and particle physics, string theory, gravity, and quantum information. (Learn m

  • 02:08 Glowing plants provide light to read

    Glowing plants provide light to read

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    MIT engineers have been able to induce plants to give off a dim light for nearly four hours. And they believe that, with further optimization, such plants will one day be bright enough to illuminate an entire workspace. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/20

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  • 01:48 MIT cheetah robot lands the running jump

    MIT cheetah robot lands the running jump

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    In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously. (Learn more: http:/

  • 01:24 Meet Boston Jedi

    Meet Boston Jedi

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    Meet Boston Jedi, a Boston-based lightsaber stage combat club that meets weekly to practice on MIT's campus. Members of the club, which include MIT students and alumni, use lightsaber props to create visually engaging battle sequences to perform for audie

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  • 02:34 A new way to mix oil and water

    A new way to mix oil and water

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    A team of researchers in the Varanasi Lab at MIT has developed a way to create nanoscale emulsions, of oil and water, stable enough to last indefinitely, and with no mixing required. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2017/new-way-mix-oil-and-water-1108) Wa

  • 00:42 Neutron stars collide

    Neutron stars collide

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    For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves – ripples in space-time – in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitation

  • 03:27 The language of color

    The language of color

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    Cognitive scientists from MIT and elsewhere have found that people can more easily communicate warmer colors than cool ones. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2017/analyzing-language-color-0918) Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNe

  • 01:52 Blood testing via sound waves

    Blood testing via sound waves

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    A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from MIT, Duke University, Magee-Women's Research Institute, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed a novel way to analyze blood, for signatures of cancer and other diseases, using sound wa

  • 02:10 Self-folding printable structures

    Self-folding printable structures

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    A team of researchers from MIT and Umass Amherst have designed 3-D printed structures that can fold themselves up without any outside stimulus, and the folding begins the instant it is peeled off the printing platform. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/201

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  • 03:27 Tunnel Vision: The Borderline Mural Project at MIT

    Tunnel Vision: The Borderline Mural Project at MIT

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    During the 2017 spring semester a group of students organized to design and paint interactive murals covering a 200-foot long stretch of wall in the tunnel system located under the campus of MIT. The interactive portion comes in the form of augmented real

  • 03:08 Making Medallions at MIT

    Making Medallions at MIT

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    Each year, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering gives its graduating students a bronze medallion of the MIT seal. These medallions are entirely prepared, cast, and finished by students in the Merton C. Flemings Materials Processing Laborato

  • 02:05 Secrets of the conch shell and its toughness

    Secrets of the conch shell and its toughness

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    The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has demonstrated, one type of shell stands out above all the others in its toughness: the conch. Now, res

  • 01:57 New method removes micropollutants from water

    New method removes micropollutants from water

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    A team of MIT researchers has developed a new way to clear pollutants from water, even when present in extremely low concentrations. (Learn more about their novel method: http://news.mit.edu/2017/electrochemical-clear-pollutants-water-0510) Watch more vid

  • 01:31 System can 3-D print an entire building

    System can 3-D print an entire building

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    The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure

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  • 02:48 New coating could prevent pipeline clogging

    New coating could prevent pipeline clogging

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    Researchers at MIT have developed a coating that could stop the buildup of hydrate ices that slow or block oil and gas flow. These hydrates are potentially explosive and are largely responsible for the initial failure to contain the oil spill that rocked

  • 02:17 A light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide

    A light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide

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    Using high-resolution imaging, researchers from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering observed the effect of raindrops falling on dry soil laden with bacteria. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2017/light-rain-spread-soil-bacteria-0307) Watch more vid

  • 02:12 Ingestible origami robot

    Ingestible origami robot

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    Researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove

  • 01:31 Soft autonomous earthworm robot at MIT

    Soft autonomous earthworm robot at MIT

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    Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, inching forward with each wave of contractions. Snails and sea cucumbers also use this mechanism, called peristalsis, to get around, and ou

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  • 01:01 Building a soft robotic cube

    Building a soft robotic cube

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    Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a soft robotic cube that uses a series of spring-loaded metal tongues to jump, bounce, and roll. In this video, we watch the process of building a

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  • 02:15 LIGO again detects gravitational waves

    LIGO again detects gravitational waves

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    For the second time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples through the fabric of space-time, created by extreme, cataclysmic events in the distant universe (Learn more: http://mitsha.re/7qYU301i1L1). The team has determined that

  • 02:39 Furry Wetsuits

    Furry Wetsuits

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    Inspired by hairy, semiaquatic mammals such as beavers and sea otters, a group of MIT engineers are fabricating fur-like rubbery pelts learn how these mammals stay warm and even dry while diving underwater. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2016/beaver-ins

  • 01:52 Plant-to-human communication

    Plant-to-human communication

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    MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2016/nanobionic-spinach-plants-detect-explosives-103

  • 01:55 Muscles made of nylon

    Muscles made of nylon

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    MIT researchers have come up with one of the simplest and lowest-cost systems yet for developing artificial muscles, in which a material reproduces some of the bending motions that natural muscle tissues perform. The key ingredient? Nylon fiber. (Learn mo

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  • 04:45 Light-based therapy for Alzheimer's disease

    Light-based therapy for Alzheimer's disease

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    Researchers in Li-Huei Tsai's laboratory at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have shown that disrupted gamma waves in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease can be corrected by a unique non-invasive technique using flickering light. (Lea

  • 01:57 Movable microplatform floating on droplets

    Movable microplatform floating on droplets

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    A new approach to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), developed by a team of researchers at MIT, could offer a new way of making movable parts with no solid connections between the pieces, potentially eliminating a major source of wear and failure. (Le

  • 02:17 One of the strongest lightweight materials known

    One of the strongest lightweight materials known

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    A team of MIT engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making it one of the strongest lightweight materials known. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2017/3-d-graphene-stronges

  • 01:20 Fast and forceful gel robots

    Fast and forceful gel robots

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    Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent gel robots that can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, and grabbing and releasing a live fish. (Learn more:https://news.mit.edu/2017/transparent-gel-robots-catch-rele


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