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Anonymous Hacks, Defaces MIT Site On Aaron Swartz’s First Anniversary

Anonymous Hacks, Defaces MIT Site On Aaron Swartz’s First Anniversary

Aaron Swartz, the notable internet luminary and the co-founder of Reddit, committed suicide last year on Jan 11, 2014. In his memory, Anonymous recently hacked and defaced MIT’s site since the university was involved in litigation against Swartz.

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MIT Created A Camera That Can Take 3D Photos In The Dark

MIT Created A Camera That Can Take 3D Photos In The Dark

One of the most basic rules for taking a picture is light. The more light is available to record an object or a landscape, the higher the chances of the photo turning out to be very good. But seems like the advanced technology in present world is about to change the basic rules of everything. Lately, a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created such a camera that can take 3D photos in the dark.

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Wristify Thermoelectric Bracelet Offers Personal Heating And Cooling Options

Wristify Thermoelectric Bracelet Offers Personal Heating And Cooling Options

Every year, numerous organizations around the globe spend hefty amounts of money, trying to maintain a steady temperature through the winters and summers. MIT’s Wristify, a new thermoelectric bracelet, now aims to change this by making heating and cooling as personal as a wristwatch.

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MIT’s Motion-Tracking Kinect Technology Can Track People Through Walls

MIT’s Motion-Tracking Kinect Technology Can Track People Through Walls

Microsoft’s Kinect is currently considered the most successful commercial motion-tracking hardware. But researchers at MIT have devised a motion-tracking technology that is able to track people through walls and hence may defeat Kinect.

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[Video] MIT Scientists Created Self-Assembling Robotic Cubes

[Video] MIT Scientists Created Self-Assembling Robotic Cubes

Now a days, robots are being used in almost all sectors of life. But the common lacking of them is they can’t self-assemble themselves. But lately, MIT scientists have created modular robot cubes/blocks that can self-assemble and reconfigure.

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MIT Students Design ‘Sesame Ring’ To Resolve Transit Issues

MIT Students Design ‘Sesame Ring’ To Resolve Transit Issues

The problem with students taking public transportation from one place to another is that they may often end up losing their transit card. And even if they don’t lose it, it frequently becomes misplaced. Two MIT students have resolved this issue by designing a new ‘Sesame ring.’

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OMG! Electric Shocks To Reduce Facebook Usage?

OMG! Electric Shocks To Reduce Facebook Usage?

Numerous methods have been devised over the years to counter the sourge of overusing Facebook. However, nearly none has proved fruitful. Now, two students at MIT have come up with ‘Pavlov Poke’ which is a genius invention. It essentially gives you electric shocks if you are found wasting a lot of time at one site.

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Secret Service Releases First 100 Pages Of Aaron Swartz Files

Secret Service Releases First 100 Pages Of Aaron Swartz Files

The U.S. Secret Police has released the first 100 pages of the file on Aaron Swartz, the notable activist who committed suicide recently. The pages released so far divulge how the Secret Service had been on the case against Swartz since the very start.

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MIT App Connects The Dots Of Your Life From Your Gmail Data

MIT App Connects The Dots Of Your Life From Your Gmail Data

Many of us have been using email accounts for ages. Given such extensive associations, a significant portion of our lives is reflected by the contents of our inbox, through the emails received and sent. The MIT Media Lab has now created a web app called ‘Immersion’ which gathers metadata from your email account and then presents a people-centric view of your email life.

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MIT Trying To Enable Smartphone Cameras To Detect Heart Abnormalities And Pulse

MIT Trying To Enable Smartphone Cameras To Detect Heart Abnormalities And Pulse

Last year, a group of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) showed how easy it is to “see” a human heartbeat in ordinary video footage. However, some scientists at CSAIL, MIT have shown that a smartphone’s camera can measure a human’s pulse and can even detect heart abnormalities.

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MIT Cheetah: The Second Fastest Robot On Earth

MIT Cheetah: The Second Fastest Robot On Earth

Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah is undoubtedly the fastest robot on Earth. But which one is the second fastest robot in Earth? It’s the MIT Cheetah.

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Cryptography Researchers Win ACM Turing Award 2012

Cryptography Researchers Win ACM Turing Award 2012

This year’s ACM Turing Award has been bestowed to two cryptography researchers from MIT – Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali. The duo has awarded this recognition for pioneering modern cryptography and devising mechanisms to secure internet communications.

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MIT Researcher Makes LED Ice Cubes To Prevent Alcohol Induced Blackouts

MIT Researcher Makes LED Ice Cubes To Prevent Alcohol Induced Blackouts

A MIT Media Labs Researcher Dhairya Dand has made a glowing, alcohol tracking Ice Cube that will help drunk persons not to check his/her resistant limit while drinking.

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Anonymous Protests Aaron Swartz’s Suicide By Hacking MIT Website

Anonymous Protests Aaron Swartz’s Suicide By Hacking MIT Website

Aaron Swartz, the gifted Internet prodigy who was a co-founder of Reddit and a very active part of the Creative Commons team committed suicide on Saturday. The federal prosecutors and MIT had collaborated to try and put him behind bars. Anonymous has defaced MIT’s website as a display of its retaliation against MIT’s involvement in the entire saga.

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MIT Invents Polymer Film That Generate Electricity From Water Vapor

MIT Invents Polymer Film That Generate Electricity From Water Vapor

If salt can generate electricity, then why not “water vapor?” Yes my friend, you heard me right. Some MIT engineers are claiming they have created a polymer film that changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water and later
can generate electricity using those water vapor. Details inside.

By On January 12, 2013 Respond
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