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Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017

According to the MIT Technology Review, these 10 breakthrough technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop.

Meet Baxter – robot that reads your mind to know when it screws up

Meet Baxter, a humanoid robot that can recognize and respond to a thought we probably all have about others all the time: "You're doing that wrong", Joinfo.com reports with reference to Cnet. The system out of MIT requires a human participant to

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

Created by researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge, the system, called DeepCoder, solved basic challenges of the kind set by programming competitions. This kind of approach could make it much easier for people to build simple programs without knowing

MIT Develops Super Batteries Of The Future

MIT researchers believe they have taken the first steps forward in the development of all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries, according to new research published in Advanced Energy Materials, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Mashable. In non-nerd speak, that basically means batteries that could store more energy—meaning

MIT created new plastic muscles just like in ‘Westworld’

Artificial muscles aren’t a new idea. Developed decades ago they replicate how the muscles in humans and animals work to facilitate movement, by simply expanding and contracting. But the exotic materials needed to make artificial muscles work are expensive, and nowhere near

MIT scientists designed spinach to detect explosives

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Michael Strano, said the goal of the plant engineering is to “introduce nanoparticles into the plant to give it non-native functions.” To that end, Strano and the team have designed the plant to detect chemical compounds known as nitroaromatics