‘Don’t buy electric!’ — car dealerships dismiss electric vehicles, study finds

Car dealers in Scandinavia have something against electric vehicles. That is the conclusion of an investigative study conducted by researchers, who visited car dealerships and found agents actively discouraging them...

No map, no problem: MIT’s self-driving system takes on unpaved roads

Developed by researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the MapLite self-driving system is designed to successfully navigate unpaved roads by using basic GPS data and sensors technology. The...

MIST paints your walls so you don’t have to

If you’ve ever painted a room you know that getting every nook and cranny is pretty difficult and Tim Allen help you if you have hardwood or carpet. The tarp...

Graphene-reinforced concrete offers a stronger, more durable option

Concrete isn’t the sexiest building material, made up of little more than cement, water, and rocks. It’s neither as strong as steel nor as flexible as wood, but without it...

3D-printed wearable monitors gastrointestinal activity, if you can stomach it

Using a 3D-printed portable box hooked up to ten electrodes, the stomach-based wearable can monitor the electrical activity inside a patient's stomach to offer noninvasive insight into their gastrointestinal health. The...

Scientists mimic odd leaf structure for potential use in cleaning up oil spills

To tackle some of today’s most pressing man-made disasters, a team of researchers from the University of Southern California has now turned to the leaves of a floating fern, which...

Alibaba Group will invest $15B into a new global research and development program

Alibaba Group announced today that it plans to invest more than $15 billion over the next three years into a global research and development initiative...

IBM and MIT pen 10-year, $240M AI research partnership

IBM and MIT came together today to sign a 10-year, $240 million partnership agreement that establishes the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at the prestigious Cambridge,...

Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad AI researchers are dedicating time to it

OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck...

To err is human, and apparently that’s why we love watching robots fail

A new study suggests that people prefer faulty robots over flawless ones, even when they’re intended to be functional. Now researchers are developing robots to intentionally make mistakes in the...

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Personalized 3D-printed organ models show pre-op patients what they’re facing

3D printing giant WhiteCloud has launched a new medical 3D printing service -- offering personalized full color pre-surgery educational models based on a...

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