For researchers at the outside-the-box Media Lab brain trust, the future can be seen even in a sprinkling of sensors and video game software.
Changing the shape of water might seem silly at first, but these researchers have a few clever ideas for their new water-harnessing device.
Virgin Galactic unveils a new spacecraft in its journey toward commercial space travel; also, MIT's Media Lab unveils a way to manipulate water into various shapes.
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab built a free tool that lets you know if your mug is memorable or forgettable.
All we can say is, "Robot snakes. Why did it have to be robot snakes?"
Jeff describes MIT's new (and creepy) shapeshifting robo-snake, Ford's attempt to show young drivers how dangerous drugged driving is and why powdered glue could be the next frontier for adhesives.
The robotic cheetah MIT has been working on can now autonomously detect and jump over obstacles while running at 5 miles per hour.
Technically Incorrect: MIT's David Mindell says NASA moon missions weren't self-driving, so why should cars be? He describes handing over power to an "opaque" corporation like Google very troubling.
This drone from the University of Virginia has a Nexus 5 brain, and costs $800 in materials to create. Of course, you'll need some other items to complete it (including a 3D printer), but there's no denying we're inching closer to a sky filled with UAVs.
On today's show, we jump on the hype train for THAW, MIT's seamless multiscreen project, watch a 3D-printing robot get omnidirectional wheels, and check out a drone that can be printed for just $800.