banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Beyond the Cradle
David Sun Kong speaks with NEO.LIFE about science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/We are developing nano-devices using meta-m...
Transforming data into knowledge
The Wanderers were unveiled as part of the exhibition: ‘The Sixth Element: Exploring the Natural Beauty of 3D Printing' on display ...
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches ...
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Enhancing human physical capability
Research studies led by Dr. Shah, in collaboration with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have develo...
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Sensors, especially biosensors, are indispensabl...
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Spinoff Volta Labs was co-founded by Media Lab alum Udayan Umapathi and Center for Bits and Atoms alum Will Langford.
DropletIO proposes aqueous droplets as a programmable material for biology, art, and design. The DropletIO system can actuate and sense m...
City Science researcher Andres Rico reflects on his time participating in this past year's "How To Grow (Almost) Anything" (HTGAA) class.
Designing for, with, and by nature
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of...
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the fun...
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
This research presents water-based robotic fabrication as a design approach and enabling technology for additive manufacturing (AM) of bi...
The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.The primary ...
How can we design relationships between the most primitive and the most sophisticated life forms? Can we design wearables embedded with ...
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Electronics are ubiquitous in today’s world, wit...
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radi...
Olivia Arthur explores the ways technology can transform the human body, and vice-versa, from robotics to work in the Biomechatronics group.
Dr. Shah was an invited speaker and a contributor at The National Cancer Policy Forum developed workshop series at the The National Acade...
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
The brain is a three-dimensional, densely-wired circuit that computes via large sets of widely distributed neurons interacting at fast ti...
New technologies for recording neural activity, controlling neural activity, or building brain circuits, may be capable someday of servin...
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of livi...
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/For understanding the brain structure, it is nec...
"We, as architects of the built environment, are entering an era where we’re designing for survival.”
There are 20 chemokine receptors that bind their respective chemokines. It is not currently understood how these structurally similar rec...
Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.
By Kevin EsveltResearchers should hold themselves morally accountable for all of the consequences of their work. That can require pu...
New research group aims to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology.
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.
Lab on Body, Synthetic Biology, and Bio-Digital Systems for Health and Human Enhancement
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Mediated Matter head Neri Oxman talks to ELLE about her work.
Technological advances in the past decade have allowed us to take a close look at the proteomes of living organisms. As a result, more th...
Who should decide whether, when, and how to alter the environment? These are hard questions, especially when the decisions will impact pe...
In a paper published in PNAS, researchers at MIT and Harvard University describe a self-limiting gene drive system.
We now have more challenging choices to make than simply whether to be vegan, pescatarian or carnivore, thanks to technology.
We'd like to introduce you to a very special neuroscience project that we are currently conducting in the setting of a traditional fine a...
Given the power to alter the workings of the natural world, are we morally obligated to use it?
eLife 2018;7:e33423 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.33423
I'm a strong advocate of more open science, and my group tries to carefully consider our moral obligations and publicly admit mistakes.
Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks and rewards.
There’s a huge opportunity to improve agriculture with gene editing. But we need to give CRISPR a chance.
Neri Oxman and a group of researchers from the MIT Mediated Matter group have developed a water-based digital fabrication platform.
A revolution in gene editing enables scientists to create and edit DNA like never before.
Fluorescent sensor allows imaging of neurons' electrical communications, without electrodes
Ed Boyden advances on his goal of understanding how the brain works.
Innovations are looming in food, medicine, brain-machine interfaces, sex, sleep, and do-it-yourself biology. That’s the picture we got fr...
Noah Jakimo, Pranam Chatterjee, Joseph M. Jacobson. Chimeric CRISPR guides enhance Cas9 target specificity, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/147686