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If your idea of a modern kitchen in Baltimore is one with a dishwasher and a tiny television on the avocado-colored countertop, perhaps you need to get out of the past and over to MIT. The bright folks at the Institute's Media Lab have an ongoing research project called Counter Intelligence, whose goal is "developing the framework for the next 100 years of change and innovation in the home" - specifically kitchens, which the researchers say are now "dangerous and messy places."

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If your idea of a modern kitchen is one with a dishwasher and a tiny television on the avocado-colored countertop, perhaps you need to get out of the past and over to MIT. The bright folks at the Institute's Media Lab have an ongoing research project called Counter Intelligence, whose goal is "developing the framework for the next 100 years of change and innovation in the home" - specifically kitchens, which the researchers say are now "dangerous and messy places." Their goal: "To make the kitchen the center of family life by providing technologies that improve functionality and engage us cognitively and socially."

How do they hope to do that? By creating "smart utensils" and appliances that can "sense, infer and react." Here are a few of the 20 active projects the lab is working on: .An in-the-oven camera that "allows the cooks to see the things they are cooking anywhere in the house." The oven can be controlled remotely, and the camera "can read the temperature of the oven walls and the food separately. These features make a more efficient oven, which can better control the cooking of its contents while making it easier to view oven contents." .A chameleon mug. Using small computers, LCDs and thermal sensors, the researchers are developing a container that "changes color, displays safety messages and/or springs a handle to demonstrate whether the fluid in it is hot or cold." Though their first thought was to create a tumbler that could turn into a mug for hot drinks, "our researchers have uncovered many more uses for sensors in a drinking vessel. For example, to detect the concentration of sugar or lactose in a beverage, warn of bad milk or to mix the fluid ultrasonically." .The Talking Trivet informs you out loud of the temperature of the food or dish you're holding.

If the onboard sensors detect that your tuna-noodle casserole is a less-than-satisfactory temperature, for instance, the trivet barks out "Needs rewarming." If it's just right, you get a reassuring "Hot and ready to eat!" And if you've forgotten about the dish because the game's gone into overtime, it will scream out "Fire!" when you pick it up. .Kitchen knives equipped with sophisticated sensors that can warn against bacteria, or spoons "that can sense the sweetness of cookie batter or the saltiness of a salad dressing. The cutlery takes in the information via saline, pH, temperature and conductivity sensors. The knives and spoons can then provide commentary or advice via sound output hardware." When will these products of the future make it to Williams Sonoma? Hard to say. Will you really need this kind of wizardry to make a cup of hot chocolate? No, but toys are always fun to play with.

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