MIT wants to publish design of cheap ventilator based on breathing bag

Scientists at the American MIT want to publish a design for a cheap, relatively easy to make respirator. This design assumes automatic control of resuscitators, which are normally used manually. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology team recently put a website about his design online. Simply put, it is a motorized device that automatically compresses the … Read more

Covid-19 HPC Consortium gives science access to most powerful supercomputer

A consortium consisting of IBM, Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud, Microsoft and the US Department of Energy, among others, will give scientists access to supercomputers and cloud services for research into the new coronavirus and the Covid-19 disease. Collectively, the consortium’s sixteen supercomputers provide access to 330 petaflops, 775,000 CPU cores and 34,000 GPUs, the … Read more

MIT scientists show smart diaper with RFID sensor

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a smart diaper. The diaper uses a cheap rfid chip to let parents or carers know when it needs to be changed. MIT reports that the diaper consists of a passive RFID sensor, which is located under a layer of polymer. Polymer is a type of … Read more

Inventor of Compatible Time-Sharing System has passed away

American computer scientist Fernando “Corby” Corbató has died at the age of 93. He worked at MIT on the Compatible Time-Sharing System, laying the foundation for many current OS features, including privacy. Corbató was co-author of the 1961 document An experimental time-sharing system. He then worked as a research assistant at the Computation Center at … Read more

Mathematicians discover how you can break uncooked spaghetti into two pieces

And thus solve a decades-old mystery Anyone who has ever tried to break up uncooked spaghetti twigs in two will have noticed that this is almost impossible. Almost always three or more pieces arise. In 2005, French physicists discovered how that came about. Experiments showed that when you bend the ends of a spaghetti cord … Read more

This mask can change your mood …

From the outside it looks like a kind of cord running down the face, the mask developed by a scientist at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The mask can influence how someone experiences his or her breathing. And this again influences how you feel. The Masque The Masque, as it is called, has a sensor … Read more

Looking through walls?

Researchers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology have succeeded. They developed artificial intelligence software that can be looked through walls. How is that even possible? Radio waves The system uses radio waves that reflect people and also pass through walls. A neural network is trained to make simple dynamic skeletons of seated, walking and talking … Read more

Researchers create technology that can ‘see’ around a corner via camera images

Computer scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technology that can map moving objects or people hidden behind a wall around the corner by analyzing light and shadow information on camera images. The technology works by analyzing the light information on the floor near a corner, such as a corridor with a … Read more

IBM and MIT start research program for ‘machine vision’

IBM and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have announced a partnership in the field of machine vision. The research focuses on developing artificial intelligence that can interpret sounds and images just like a human being. The collaboration should last for several years and is known as Laboratory for Brain-inspired Multimedia Machine Comprehension, or BM3C. IBM … Read more

IBM and MIT start ‘machine vision’ research program

IBM and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have announced a partnership in the field of machine vision. The research focuses on developing artificial intelligence that can interpret sounds and images just like a human being. The collaboration should last for several years and is known as Laboratory for Brain-inspired Multimedia Machine Comprehension, or BM3C. IBM … Read more