Posts Tagged 'MIT'

Is This 23 Year-Old The Next Einstein?

According to secondnexus.com –

Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us — and she’s a millennial. At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is already one of the most well-known and accomplished physicists in the U.S. The Cuban-American Chicago native graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in just three years with a 5.0-grade point average, the highest possible, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard with full academic freedom — meaning she can pursue her own study on her own terms without staff interference.

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Fonts Influence Driving Safety – MIT Study

Wired reports –

New research out of MIT shows that small changes to in-vehicle technology, such as the font automakers choose for an infotainment system, can have a significant effect on just how much a driver is distracted. The research adds nuance to the debate on distracted driving, and it could forever change the look of your dashboard. The study was a collaboration between MIT’s AgeLab and Monotype, a font designer and holding company whose portfolio includes some of the most commonly used typefaces, and who first suggested the link between font and driver distraction.

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Super Slippery Coating For Food Bottles

MIT has developed a food save coating intended for such things as bottles of condiments which supports the old adage that it is indeed ‘all about the little things’. Ketchup or mayo that doesn’t stick to the inside of the bottle, is not a game changer, but it is an idea that appeals to almost everyone. I wonder if this product will ever see production.

LiquiGlide, a “super slippery” coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied to all sorts of food packaging–though ketchup and mayonnaise bottles might just be the substance’s first targets. Condiments may sound like a narrow focus for a group of MIT engineers, but not when you consider the impact it could have on food waste and the packaging industry. “It’s funny: Everyone is always like, ‘Why bottles? What’s the big deal?’ But then you tell them the market for bottles–just the sauces alone is a $17 billion market,” Smith says. “And if all those bottles had our coating, we estimate that we could save about one million tons of food from being thrown out every year.”

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Trillion Frames Per Second Camera Is Able To Capture Light Waves

According to BBC –

A camera capable of visualising the movement of light has been unveiled by a team of scientists in the US. The equipment captures images at a rate of roughly a trillion frames per second – or about 40 billion times faster than a UK television camera. Direct recording of light is impossible at that speed, so the camera takes millions of repeated scans to recreate each image. The team said the technique could be used to understand ultrafast processes. The process has been dubbed femto-photography and has been detailed on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab’s website. “There’s nothing in the universe that looks fast to this camera,” said Andrea Velten, one of the researchers involved in the project.

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Food Printer – Still Needs Work

According to PhysOrg.com –

The food printer is at the concept design stage, and would work by storing and refrigerating ingredients and then mixing them, cooking layers of the mixture and printing them onto a serving tray. The food printing process begins with selecting the required food canisters in which ingredients are stored and kept refrigerated. Ingredients are then fed into a mixing chamber and the mixture is extruded and deposited in layers of various and complex combinations of ingredients. During deposition of the layers onto the serving tray the ingredients are either cooked or cooled in the chamber or by heating/cooling tubes attached to the printing head.

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