banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
point of care
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Digital Learning & Collaboration Studio
Designed for mass manufacture and rapid deployment, we are building an open hardware, reusable, sterilizable, modular, and filter-media a...
The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has elicited a global health crisis of catastrophic proportions. With ...
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the lif...
Chatterjee, P., Ponnapati, M., Kramme, C. et al. Targeted intracellular degradation of SARS-CoV-2 via computationally optimized peptide fusions. Commun Biol 3, 715 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-01470-7
Computational modeling yields a protein fragment that could bind to coronavirus spike proteins and destroy them.
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Regular disinfection of hands and frequently touched surfaces is a critical factor in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and di...
It was believed that functionalities of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) require full-length sequences which are negated by residue de...
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
Unexpected findings in chemokine receptors once believed to be non-functional open up new fields of scientific inquiry.
Expert panelists discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 and progress made to better prepare our public health systems.
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
Vida OverviewThe Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab is leading a US-based team of innovators from East Carolina University...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
Enhancing human physical capability
An inventor of CRISPR-based gene drive has some advice to improve science, ethics, and the life-saving potential of these technologies.
Space Exploration Initiative
Three most promising PPE solutions selected by expert judges on MIT Pandemic Response CoLab.
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Countries and cities around the world have resorted to unprecedented mobility restrictions to combat Covid-19 transmission. We exploit a ...
Tulle-like DefeXtiles can be 3D printed with no custom software or hardware.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
OverviewDefeXtiles are thin, flexible textiles of many materials that can quickly be printed into a variety of 3D forms using an inexpens...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Papers from SafePaths: https://github.com/PrivateKit/PrivacyDocumentsSafe Paths is an MIT-led, free, open source technology tha...
Split Learning: Distributed deep learning without sharing raw data Project Page: https://splitlearning.github.io/Abstract: ...
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
“We have standard operating procedures for emergencies, and everyone knew what to do,” Dagdeviren says.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Meeting up with holographic versions of distant colleagues is a great change from flat, boring video calls
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Website created as a rapid response to Covid-19 yields unexpected insights into what’s possible for reaching learners at a distance.
MIT students on a mission to tackle the education crisis created by Covid-19The US school system is struggling to support all of its stud...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Read the FAQ that accompanies the op-ed by Kevin Esvelt and Carolyn P. Neuhaus, which answers questions about the research they're proposing
We don’t know, but the idea is hardly crazy—and if the answer is yes, we could save many lives long before a vaccine arrives
The Suggestion Box offers schools a toolkit for framing decisions in two simple sentences and using these sentences to involve teachers, ...
While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing exper...
The purpose of the studio is to design and launch new online learning programs for the Lab itself and the communities we work with.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
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
“Don’t touch your face” is seemingly simple advice. Since coronaviruses are stable for days on many surfaces, a person can get COVID-19 b...
Creating technology for social change
Neil Gaikwad from the Space Enabled research group is co-organizing the KDD Workshop on Humanitarian Mapping.
CabildoxLatAm: A space for digital participation in Latin AmericaIn the face of the challenges that have emerged and been exacerbate...
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.
Donald Trump and the coronavirus are all-consuming topics. What will happen to the rest of the world’s issues?
Grounded in science, #BeatTheVirus aims to raise awareness of the behaviors we all must adopt to collectively defeat COVID-19.T...
The Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab is seeking participants for a paid study on the impacts of social distancing polici...
The startup Spatial uses an augmented reality platform to make people feel like they’re working side by side.
Jaleesa Trapp talks to Brittney Gallagher about how she works to create equitable spaces for STEM learning experiences.
Pandemic Response CoLab will help individuals and groups work together to solve practical problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic. By l...
The Pandemic Supermind Activation brings together leaders in the biosciences and beyond, harnessing the power of ...
Contact tracing, isolation, and testing are some of the most powerful public health interventions available, but they haven't been optimi...
COVID-19 has over only a few short months resulted in the deaths of >400,000 people worldwide (as of mid-June 2020) and has forced man...
A world in which thousands of people can construct and release autonomous biological agents is unlikely to flourishProfessor Kevin Esvelt...