Massachusetts Institute of Technology Posts

Ford Motor Company (F) has partnered with MIT and Stanford on autonomous car projects

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has announced that they are partnering withStanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to work on autonomous car project. The MIT team will look at how a car can predict the actions of pedestrians and cars around them.
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HackMIT: A Plant That Tweets Weather Updates, Bank Account Watches, 3D Shapes Drawn With Smartphone Flashlight

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Last week, over 1,000 student programmers met at HackMIT.  The students worked for 30 hours nonstop for $10,000 in prizes.  Free food and caffeine was provided to the student hackers.  Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted the event.  Undergraduates from over 250 universities attended the event.
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The U.S. Army Is Working With MIT To Build A Real Life “Iron Man” Suit

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Anyone that has seen an Iron Man movie will be excited to hear that the U.S. Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.  The person wearing the suit would have night vision, enhanced strength, and would be bulletproof.  The suit would have a computer built-in, which would allow the person to instantly respond to situations.  The suit will likely use liquid armor, which is being developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  The material can be turned from liquid to solid in milliseconds when a magnetic field or electrical current is applied.  The goal for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit is to allow the person wearing the suit having the ability to walk through a wide variety of bullets.  The suit could also provide heat, air, and oxygen.
[Source: U.S. Army]

Wi-Vi Developed At MIT Will Let You See Humans Behind Walls

You know how Superman has the ability to see bad guys behind walls using X-ray vision?  The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing a similar technology for us mere mortals.

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LiquiGlide Helps You Get The Last Drop Out Of Every Bottle

LiquiGlide is a product that was created by five students at M.I.T. and their professor.  Professor Kripa Varanasi worked with students Dave Smith, Rajeev Dhiman, Adam Paxson, Brian Solomon, and Chris Love to create an edible plant-based coating that can be placed into any surface like glass, plastic, or ceramics.

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Akamai To Announce Tom Leighton As CEO

Akamai Technologies is a CDN company that is announcing today that they are naming Tom Leighton as the CEO of the company.  Leighton is a professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT and co-founded Akamai with Daniel Lewin in 1998.  Lewin had served four years in the Israel Defense Forces before he passed away on September 11, 2001 (9/11) when he was fatally stabbed aboard American Airlines Flight 11 by a terrorist when trying to foil the hijacking.  Leighton is the chief scientist of the company and he will be replacing Paul Sagan as the CEO.  Sagan announced plans to step down from the company by the end of 2013.

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REPORT: Foxconn To Set Up Plants In The U.S.

Apple supplier Foxconn Electronics is planning to establish manufacturing plants in the United States.  The company is looking at locations in Detroit and Los Angeles according to people in the industry.  Supposedly these plants would focus on LCD TV production, which would be highly automated and easier than the production of the iPhone 5.

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MIT Students Parody Gangnam Style

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have done a parody of the song “Gangnam Style” by Psy.  Professor Noam Chomsky made an appearance in the video too.  “MIT Gangnam Style” has hit 3.9 million views since being uploaded on October 27.  Check out the video below:
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