banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
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.
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
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
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
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...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
How will gene drive systems evolve once released into the wild? Can they be reliably overwritten and blocked by immunizing reversal drive...
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
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.
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
The metaphor of the frog in water that is heated slowly has long been used to describe the potential risk of climate change.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
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.
Assisting physicians and patients by novel computational processes at the point-of-care.
General overview:Sepsis, a life-threatening complication of bacterial infection, leads to millions of worldwide deaths requires significa...
General OverviewStaining of tissues sections using chemical and biological dyes has been used for over a century for visualizing various ...
Sareen is a research affiliate within the Fluid Interfaces group, and worked with lab founder Pattie Maes to develop the project.
iBiology features two introductory classes from CRISPR expert Kevin Esvelt, head of the Media Lab's Sculpting Evolution group.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
A Parsons and MIT researcher hooked up electrodes to a plant’s leaves to turn it into a robotic sensor.
Introducing Elowan, a robot-plant hybrid designed by Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes, both from MIT Media Lab.
The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes at least three members of the Media Lab community.
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Cryptography techniques to screen synthetic DNA could help prevent the creation of dangerous pathogens, argues Professor Kevin Esvelt
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
Cells’ biomechanical responses to external stimuli have been intensively studied but rarely implemented into devices that interact w...
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...