October 20, 2020

Neural pathway crucial to successful rapid object recognition in primates

MIT researchers have identified a brain pathway critical in enabling primates to effortlessly identify objects in their field of vision. The findings enrich existing models of the neural circuitry involved in visual perception and help to further unravel the computational code for solving object recognition in the primate brain. Led by Kohitij Kar, a postdoc at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the study looked at an area called the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex […]
October 20, 2020

Eight Lincoln Laboratory technologies named 2020 R&D 100 Award winners

Eight technologies developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers, either wholly or in collaboration with researchers from other organizations, were among the winners of the 2020 R&D 100 Awards. Annually since 1963, these international R&D awards recognize 100 technologies that a panel of expert judges selects as the most revolutionary of the past year. Six of the laboratory’s winning technologies are software systems, a number of which take advantage of artificial intelligence techniques. The software technologies are solutions to difficulties inherent […]
October 20, 2020

iPhone 12 review: One of our highest rated phones of all time – CNET

5G support, a new striking design, improved cameras and four different models all add up to make the iPhone 12 an absolute unit. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
October 20, 2020

A gecko-adhesive gripper for the Astrobee free-flying robot

Robots that can fly autonomously in space, also known as free-flying robots, could soon assist humans in a variety of settings. However, most existing free-flying robots are limited in their ability to grasp and manipulate objects in their surroundings, which may prevent them from being applied on a large-scale. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
October 20, 2020

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review: Apple enters the 5G era

At the risk of sounding a little dramatic, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro aren’t just this year’s phones — they’re the beginning of a new era at Apple. After all, the company did more than announce a boatload of new hardware earlier this month. It… Source: Reviews – https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml
October 20, 2020

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review: Simply extraordinary – CNET

5G support, a new striking design, improved cameras and four different models all add up to make the iPhone 12 an absolute unit. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
October 20, 2020

Robotics Leads the Way For Space Exploration

Motiv Space Systems made several contributions to the Mars 2020 Mission. The Perseverance Robotic Arm was the highest visibility subsystem development. This role required a close relationship with the JPL systems engineering team responsible for the sample and caching efforts. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
October 20, 2020

Truth Seekers review: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back with spooky fun – CNET

The Shaun of the Dead pair return to seek the truth behind haunted dwellings in the UK. But the Amazon show’s horror and comedy only sometimes work. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
October 20, 2020

Rebecca review: In 2020 Netflix adaptation, marriage is the real horror – CNET

There aren’t any ghosts, but the schadenfreude will chill you to the bone. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/
October 19, 2020

Beats Flex review: Not true wireless earbuds, but a good $50 AirPods alternative – CNET

While they’re “wired-wireless” headphones, the second-gen BeatsX sound better than the AirPods and have better headset performance for voice calls. Source: Reviews – https://www.cnet.com/rss/