Why Do We Judge Some Areas as Being Safer Than Others?

This interesting project, borne from MIT's Media Labs, juxtaposes two images from Google Streetview, and asks subjective questions such as "which place looks safer?" and "which place looks more upper-class?" But why does MIT want to know? » 8/17/11 5:40am 8/17/11 5:40am

Prototype Toothpaste Changes Flavors According to the Weather

The toothpaste industry is in need of a shakeup! Whitening strips aren't enough. MIT's Media Lab has developed a prototype toothpaste that spits out different flavors according to the weather and temperature outside. » 1/04/11 7:20pm 1/04/11 7:20pm