If you have ever walked past the unremarkable brick frontage at 80 Broadway close to the MIT campus, it is very unlikely that you will even have a hint of the massive activities underway in the basement. In fact, the basement of the building houses a busy laboratory packed with bioengineers, nutritionists, students, and farmers engrossed in testing major ideas related to the future of food.
Selfies are mostly perceived as vanity and fluff. However, selfies are in fact an exercise in the science of self-promotion where each contestant is vying in a large-scale - even global - arena for attention. Selfies have in fact become such an incredible phenomenon that researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) came up with an algorithm called 'MemNet', which is designed determine the success rate that an image might enjoy.
Right in the middle of the year 2015, life isn't everything "The Jetsons" said it would be back in the 60s, as world users are still driving regular cars that don't fly around the city; however, the latest invention from Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers, the robot bartender 2015, might be bringing the world one step closer to what we've imagined the "future" would be.