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MIT Technolgy Review: This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper

Sila Nanotechnologies has pulled off double-digit performance gains for lithium-ion batteries, promising to lower costs or add capabilities for cars and phones.

For the last seven years, a startup based in Alameda, California, has quietly worked on a novel anode material that promises to significantly boost the performance of lithium-ion batteries. 875 more words


MIT researchers invented a way to use water droplets as a computer interface

Water and computing don’t normally mix — unless you’ve got a water cooling system in your wicked sweet gaming PC, but I digress — but researchers from MIT are toying with an entirely new way to use tiny water droplets as an interface for everything from interactive data to gaming. 293 more words


MIT created a glove that controls how deeply you sleep

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MIT Develop Dream Control

A team of researchers at MIT have been working on DORMIO — a system designed to aid with the induction of hypnagogic states.  It works by preventing the percipient from transitioning from consciousness to sleep, holding them in the ‘dar dream’ state from which bursts of inspired creativity and intuition so often arise.  42 more words


MIT wants to control your dreams with a glove

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Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a device that allows a person to maintain a semi-conscious state between wakefulness and sleeping. 198 more words


Scientists grow diamonds that can bend and stretch like rubber

Diamond is one of the hardest materials on the planet. Created under extreme pressure, the crystals are used in all manner of applications where rigidity is the top priority. 324 more words


MIT's 'AlterEgo' is a wearable system that transcibes the thoughts in your head

AlterEgo is a closed-loop, non-invasive, wearable system that allows humans to converse in high-bandwidth natural language with machines, artificial intelligence assistants, services, and other people without any voice—without opening their mouth, and without externally observable movements—simply by vocalizing internally. 119 more words