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entanglement

Ancient Starlight Just Helped Confirm the Reality of Quantum Entanglement

“The real estate left over for the skeptics of quantum mechanics has shrunk considerably."
Daniel Oberhaus
8.21.18
noodle physics

Finally, We Know How to Break Dry Spaghetti Noodles Perfectly In Half

A bend and a twist make dry noodles break in half, instead of shattering all over the kitchen.
Samantha Cole
8.15.18
Space Jams

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
X-Ray Vision

MIT Device Uses Wi-Fi to ‘See’ Through Walls and Track Your Movements

Researchers have been working on this technology since the 70s, and it’s getting more precise.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.13.18
Artificial Intelligence

We Asked MIT Researchers Why They Made a ‘Psychotic AI' That Only Sees Death

People have begun writing letters directly to the AI, pleading with it to seek a more positive outlook on life.
Jason Koebler
6.7.18
Moveable

MIT Invented a Tool That Allows Driverless Cars to Navigate Rural Roads Without a Map

Mapping rural areas is a barrier to autonomous vehicles operating in those areas, but cars might not need maps at all.
Tracey Lindeman
5.7.18
Moveable

After 'Flawed' MIT Paper, Uber Drivers Can't Agree On How Poorly They're Paid

Uber CEO said MIT was 'mathematically incompetent' for saying drivers earn a net $3.37 an hour.
Tracey Lindeman
3.6.18
Lightsabers

Physicists Created a New Form of Light

Researchers at MIT and Harvard made groups of three photons interact.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.15.18
HOTY2017

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.
Becky Ferreira
1.18.18
Moveable

Car Sensors Will Help Solve Traffic Jams

Stop tailgating already, say MIT researchers.
Tracey Lindeman
12.14.17
nanobionics

Researchers Are Working on Plants That Could Glow Bright Enough to Replace Lamps

Firefly-like leaves are a big step forward in the field of plant nanobionics.
Samantha Cole
12.13.17
quantum computer

Physicists Made an Unprecedented 53 Qubit Quantum Simulator

These special quantum computers are able to model physical interactions that are too complex for conventional supercomputers.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17