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12.16.15
An algorithm can tell if your face is forgettable
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An algorithm can tell if your face is forgettable

A team of researchers at MIT has trained software to predict your memorability.

By M. Lalwani,   12.16.15
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12.14.15
Researchers hide messages in a sea of spam
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Researchers hide messages in a sea of spam

The system mimics Tor by bouncing messages around servers, but shields metadata with fake 'noise.'

By S. Dent,   12.14.15
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11.22.15
Many of your Android apps send unnecessary hidden data
11.22.15

Many of your Android apps send unnecessary hidden data

Popular Android apps send data that isn't strictly necessary, and don't really tell you about it.

By J. Fingas,   11.22.15
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11.18.15
NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college
11.18.15

NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college

Let's hope it's not on the five year plan.

By M. Moon,   11.18.15
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11.04.15
ICYMI: Obstacle-avoiding UAV, smartwatch whys and more
11.04.15

ICYMI: Obstacle-avoiding UAV, smartwatch whys and more

MIT's smart drone won't let it run into obstacles, so that's good.

By K. Davis,   11.04.15
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11.03.15
Autonomous drone can avoid obstacles even in unfamiliar environments
11.03.15

Autonomous drone can avoid obstacles even in unfamiliar environments

An MIT CSAIL student developed an algorithm that gives UAVs the power to avoid objects on their own.

By M. Moon,   11.03.15
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08.16.15
Digital pens help spot early signs of brain conditions
08.16.15

Digital pens help spot early signs of brain conditions

MIT researchers are using digital pens to predict the onset of brain conditions like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

By J. Fingas,   08.16.15
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09.25.14
Computers are learning to size up neighborhoods using photos
09.25.14

Computers are learning to size up neighborhoods using photos

Us humans are normally good at making quick judgments about neighborhoods. We can figure out wheth...

By J. Fingas,   09.25.14
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09.15.14
MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)
09.15.14

MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) has been developing different types of soft robo...

By M. Moon,   09.15.14
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