banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Enhancing human physical capability
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Andrea Ling, an alum of the Mediated Matter group, has won the Grand Prize in Artistic Exploration at this year's festival.
Canadian architect and installation artist Andrea Ling has received the 2020 STARTS Grand Prize in the category of Artistic Exploration.
Designing for, with, and by nature
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
MAS.S64 Real-world Evaluation of Artificial Intelligence and Genome Editing Technologies - Fall 2020 Online CourseWhen: Tuesdays, 3-...
www.ajl.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. This f...
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
The exhibition has now become a part of the MoMA's ‘Virtual Views’ program due to the pandemic.
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
The research described here has been published on a preprint server but has not yet been peer-reviewed by scientific or medical experts.T...
Computational modeling yields a protein fragment that could bind to coronavirus spike proteins and destroy them.
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
Center for Extreme Bionics
Cells’ biomechanical responses to external stimuli have been intensively studied but rarely implemented into devices that interact w...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Aguahoja—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—rethinks the paradigm of recycling.
In April 2019, Shuguang Zhang's lab started to use the QTY code to design a class of water-soluble cytokine receptors, including interfer...
In collaboration with Prof. Tao Fei’s lab (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)In addition to a large number of membrane proteins that co...
In collaboration with Prof. Horst Vogel and Dr. Horst Pick (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland).G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are vital fo...
Structure and function studies of membrane proteins, particularly G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and multipass transmembrane protein...
Team designs antibody-like receptor proteins that can bind to cytokines, as possible strategy for treating coronavirus and other infections.
An MIT research team is using supercomputers to help develop a drug to treat the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Esvelt's career has gone from straight science into ethics and safety.
How biologist Kevin Esvelt came to know the planet, in his own words.
Congratulations to Pat Pataranutaporn, Angela Vujic, David Kong, Pattie Maes, and Misha Sra!
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
“My team and I stand in the crossroads, challenging some of the processes that designers face at the intersection of biology and technology"
A major concern for manned missions is space radiation. Ionizing radiation is known to pose both acute and chronic risks to many organism...
The venturesome Oxman talks experimental materials and lunar habitation with the renowned architect.
To build a new pavilion in midtown Manhattan, the architect Neri Oxman employed 17,000 silkworms.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
Vespers is a collection of masks exploring what it means to design (with) life. From the relic of the death mask to a contemporary living...
Novel technologies for additive manufacturing are enabling design and production at nature’s scale. We can seamlessly vary the physical p...
Raycounting is a method for generating customized light-shading constructions by registering the intensity and orientation of light rays ...
French for "single shell," Monocoque stands for a construction technique that supports structural load using an object's external skin. C...
Optically transparent and structurally sound, glass has played a significant role in the evolution of product and architectural design ac...
Ancient yet modern, enclosing yet invisible, glass was first created in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt 4,500 years ago. Precise recipes f...
Beast is an organic-like entity created synthetically by the incorporation of physical parameters into digital form-generation protocols....
Sculpting Evolution head Kevin Esvelt shares how emerging technologies can help us fight the new coronavirus.
“[The wild boars] look at me like I am a visitor. It's like they’re the owners and I’m the guest. Wild animals that normally live in natu...
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Core77 reports on the Fluid Interfaces group’s work in cyborg botany.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Caleb Harper discusses how machine learning-enabled "food computers" were used to find the optimal conditions to grow basil.
A group at MIT created polymers derived from organic matter, printed by a robot, and shaped by water.
Plants can sense the environment, other living entities and regenerate, actuate or grow in response. Our interaction and communicati...
On Should This Exist?, Sculpting Evolution head Kevin Esvelt grapples with the potential benefits and consequences of gene drive.
Vegas, A., et al. Combinatorial hydrogel library enables identification of materials that mitigate the foreign body response in primates., Nature Biotechnology, 34: 345-352, 2016. PMCID: PMC4904301
More ocean data has been collected in the last two years than in all previous years combined, and we are on a path to continue to break t...
How will gene drive systems evolve once released into the wild? Can they be reliably overwritten and blocked by immunizing reversal drive...
Who should decide whether, when, and how to alter the environment? These are hard questions, especially when the decisions will impact pe...
Because old-school surgical amputation hasn’t kept up with modern-day medicine.
How the Mediated Matter group’s Aguahoja project transforms some of the most abundant materials on the planet into structural art.
The metaphor of the frog in water that is heated slowly has long been used to describe the potential risk of climate change.
Cummings School and MIT are working with Massachusetts citizens to deploy immune mice as frontline soldiers in the war against the disease.
Descending into the dark sea is like exploring deep space.