In what could be an isolated incident or related to the Boston Marathon bombing, a campus police officer was shot and killed at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was then followed by two guys jacking a car and shooting and throwing grenades at police. At least that’s the report right now.
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In Iron Man and the Avengers, there were all kinds of crazy futuristic floating 3D displays that could be moved, thrown around and assembled in mid-air. That kind of technology may be a long way away, but some guys at MIT developed a hovering orb UI that could be the future of shit to come.
Injecting stuff into your body via a needle is messy and old fashioned. For years, researchers around the world have been looking at new ways to get medicine under the skin without actually puncturing the skin. The latest from MIT is based on Star Trek’s hypospray technology.
Glass has been used by humans for thousands and thousands of years, and we just keep figuring out how to make it better. Researchers at MIT recently developed a glass that doesn’t fog, doesn’t have glare and doesn’t get spots or dirt stuck to it.
Using nanotechnology, it may be possible to slow down the speed of light and collect the energy lost, almost like a windmill or water mill for light. There’s always some sort of light around, so if you could steal some of its energy, you’d have a pretty damn good source of power.
MIT figures out optical computing, using light to transmit data without converting it to electricity
MIT researchers have taken an important step toward building next-generation computers that use light to transmit data without having to convert it to an electronic signal first. This is an obvious huge leap in computing technology that would increase the speed of computing by however much faster light is than electricity. A lot.