banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
MIT received two Convergence Accelerator grants from the NSF—one of which is for the Smart Oceans 2020 conference co-hosted by the Media Lab
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these poten...
The aim of this project is to create an open source digital library with open data sets that cross link phenotypic response in plant...
TransparenSea is an AI system that uses video from tuna longline vessels as input to identify dangerous fishing practices while at sea.Co...
Tidmarsh is a 600-acre former cranberry farm near Plymouth, MA that has undergone a restoration to wetland. We have instrumented the site...
Drawing inspiration from the notion of cognitive incongruence associated with Stroop's famous experiment, from musical principles, and fr...
New generative AI technologies (such as the Generative Adversarial Network, or GAN) can allow us to imagine new species. Hidden within th...
Two of the most important traits of environmental hazards today are their invisibility and the fact that they are experienced by communit...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Aguahoja—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—rethinks the paradigm of recycling.
Sound and space are fundamentally intertwined, at both a physical and perceptual level. Sound radiates from vibrating materials, fillin...
"Space belongs to all countries—every country deserves equal opportunities to pursue scientific achievement for societal benefit."
Team Pulse of the Ocean becomes an Explorer Prize winner in the DISCOVER Competition—the first stage of the Ocean Observing Prize.
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.
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
The following Media Lab students joined the MIT India Initiative in Mumbai for this workshop.
Who needs best-by labels when your package is sensing the food inside it?
Danielle Wood's official testimony from the congressional hearing for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to
We already have all the tools we need to fix climate change. We just need to use them.
Kevin Esvelt and other experts discuss potential technological approaches to combating mosquito-borne diseases.
Produced by Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs, AIR-INK was developed by Fluid Interfaces alum Anirudh Sharma.
How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
Congratulations to Fluid Interfaces alum Anirudh Sharma and his spinoff Graviky Labs!
Neri Oxman, Abrima Erwiah, Tracy Reese, Gabriela Hearst, Eileen Fisher, Karina Givargisoff addressed the issue at UN Women USA event.
Ufuoma Ovienmhada discusses her work using satellite data to help manage invasive water hyacinth in Benin.
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
Danielle Wood discusses the satellite technology research and other work underway in her Space Enabled research group.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Noah Wilson-Rich suggests that urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.
Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving?
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
Summer’s great indoor-temperature debate rages on.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Joi Ito calls for responsible stewardship of the commons beyond our planet.
Anirudh Sharma was at a conference in India when he noticed black particles accumulating on his white shirt.
About 45 minutes of diesel car pollution reaps 30 milliliters of AIR-INK, now on display at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
Doppelmarsh is a cross-reality sensor data browser built for experimenting with presence and multimodal sensory experiences. Built on evo...
TurboTrack is a 3D localization system for fine-grained robotic tasks, with unique capability to localize backscatter nodes with sub-cent...
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. ...
In-Vivo Networking (IVN) is the new technology that can wirelessly power and communicate with tiny devices implanted deep within the...
Descending into the dark sea is like exploring deep space.
EEEeb Spring 2019: Urban OceansMarch 24, April 7 and 21, May 19, June 2 To register, please visit this lin...
We now have more challenging choices to make than simply whether to be vegan, pescatarian or carnivore, thanks to technology.
The 2017 and 2018 fires in California were the air quality equivalent of the Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Global climate change is projected to change our planet this century and beyond.
Creating sociotechnical systems that shape our urban environments
The deep sea is the common heritage of all of humankind and we must all share in the responsibility to be good stewards of it.
OpenAg is committed to changing the way the world thinks about farming and food—and we need your help! As an open source project, we beli...
View the main City Science Andorra project profile.
Tree is a virtual experience that transforms you into a rainforest tree. With your arms as branches and body as the trunk, you experience...
Climate change presents a grave threat to overall human well-being, including mental health.
Add deadly car crashes and food safety risks — and the officials overseeing them — to the list of things affected by climate change.
Effects of environmental stressors on daily governance, Nick Obradovich, Dustin Tingley, Iyad Rahwan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug 2018, 201803765; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1803765115
If we are unable to adapt to climate change, it may amplify the marginal gap between citizen need and government assistance.
An Alternative Autonomous Revolution System design for emerging urban contexts and societal aspirationsThe Persuasive Electric Vehic...
Mission Wildlife is a research collaboration between San Diego Zoo Global and the MIT Center for Civic Media to explore the pot...