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On the Technically Optimistic podcast, Prof. Rosalind Picard and others discuss the challenges of accountability and responsibility in AI.
Prolonged exposure to microgravity is known to cause various acute health risks, including muscle atrophy, bone loss, cardiovascular decon…
"The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week" dives into research by alum Rébecca Kleinberger showing that parrots seem to enjoy video chats.
On "The Loh Down on Science," host Sandra Tsing Loh reports on research from the Conformable Decoders group.
Enhancing human physical capability
The 27 finalists will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
David Nuñez, an alum of the Media Lab’s Personal Robots research group, takes MIT Technology Review on a tour of the re-imagined Museum.
The NIH reports on research from the Fluid Interfaces group and Harvard Medical School investigating the effect of naps on creativity.
In a recent profile, Ganit Goldstein talks about her work at the intersection of fashion, engineering, and tech, and her experience at MIT.
The iconic sci-fi opera VALIS reboots for a new generation
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Looking beyond smart cities
MIT Technology Review reports on transdermal drug delivery research from the Conformable Decoders group, led by Professor Canan Dagdeviren.
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
The Washington Post reports on research from the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces group & Harvard Medical School that naps could aid creativity.
Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist at the Media Lab, explores personal robot technology that explains emotions in English and Arabic.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Space Exploration Initiative
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the wo…
Recent advances in medications for neurodegenerative disorders are expanding opportunities for improving the debilitating symptoms suffered…
Opera of the Future PhD candidate Nicole L'Huillier discusses her multimedia artwork with WBUR.
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket propel…
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. Ho…
We build technologies that interface with the sleeping mind. We track different sleep-stages using brain activity, muscle tensio…
Voyage Viewer is an online, open source interactive tool especially designed to visualize and study human mobility and migration.
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will enscon…
The Space Sustainability RatingThe Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the European Space Agency…
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically infe…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
Ultrasound-induced transdermal drug delivery (sonophoresis) has long lingered in the by-lanes of academic and industrial research, and has …
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizens,…
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will genera…
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu. …
The Interplanetary Gastronomy research aims to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with eating in s…
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both refle…
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food pr…
Rapid prototyping platforms such as 3D printers used for digital fabrication are today able to manufacture custom objects for specific task…
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
Ever wish you could toss your folded up tent and have it self-assemble mid-air? Well...you can. In a zero gravity environment.Self As…
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to explo…
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Antenn…
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propellan…
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar me…
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activities …
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surviv…
In an interview recorded at VivaTech, Media Lab Director Dava Newman talks about the Media Lab's mission to enhance the human experience.
In Discovery Magazine, Media Lab postdoc Adam Haar Horowitz and other researchers discuss the possible ethical issues of influencing dreams.
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratizati…
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transform …
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial G…
A molecular gastronomy experiment was flown on a zero gravity flight in August 2019, using spherification techniques to create recipes in z…
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is everywh…
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with Xi…
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and during …
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
These five women at the MIT Media Lab are advancing aerospace science and research, driven by a love of our home planet.
Dreaming through Code Designing creative learning workshops for local organizations committed to introducing technology to kids in a n…
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Media Lab PhD student Isabella Loaiza is building data-driven tools to help people all over the world navigate the future of work.
Critical thinking is an essential human skill. Despite the importance of critical thinking, research reveals that our reasoning ability suf…
Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are changing how many people play, work, learn, and govern themselves. Due to this rapid …