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Designing for, with, and by nature
How Canan Dagdeviren is going about setting up a new research group at the Media Lab.
Brain circuits are large, 3D structures. However, the building blocks—proteins, signaling complexes, synapses—are or...
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
The gram-positive cocci Streptococcus pneumoniae causes pneumonia, otitis media, meningitis, and bacteremia in pediatric, elderly, and im...
We collaborated with NIAS (National Institute of Agricultural Science) to genetically engineer silkworms to develop new kinds of silk for...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
The reproductive organs of the female body have long been a site of contention, where opposing ideologies in religion, politics, and cult...
"Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and m...
The Synthetic Apiary proposes a new kind of environment, bridging urban and organismic scales by exploring one of the most important orga...
Space Exploration Initiative
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Enhancing human physical capability
Recent advancements in orthopedic implants have made way for a new generation of bionic limbs that attach directly to the skeleton. Lever...
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
Lower-extremity amputation surgery has not seen significant change since the Civil War. This research is focused on the development of no...
Today’s health sensors (which monitor breathing, heartbeats, steps, etc.) require their users to wear them on their bodies. In contrast, ...
Humanity's desire to capture and understand motion started in 1878 and has continually evolved to this day. Today, the best-of-breed tec