banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Designing systems for cognitive support
Looking beyond smart cities
Enhancing human physical capability
Space Exploration Initiative
Wax-based hybrid rocket propellants, including paraffin (common candlewax) and beeswax show promise as high-performing hybrid rocket prop...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizen...
The Space Sustainability RatingNews Updates!The Space Sustainability Rating design team—comprised of the World Economic Forum, the Europe...
Space Enabled director Danielle Wood talks about applying space technologies to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Ariel Ekblaw spoke at the Chautauqua Institution about her novel space architecture ideas and a call for more dialogue on space ethics.
How data from Access MIT informs flexible, sustainable commutes as staff returns to campus.
An astronaut's ability to leverage the sense of touch is substantially reduced when wearing a protective, pressurized spacesuit. We imagi...
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
Designing for, with, and by nature
MIT researchers are co-leading the design of a global Space Sustainability Rating system that will soon be operational.
Therms-Up! is a DIY method of creating inflatables and prototyping interactive materials from wasted thermoplastic bags that easily found...
A team led by the Space Enabled group, ESA, and the World Economic Forum will address waste in Earth’s orbit
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design spac...
The Synthetic Apiary proposes a new kind of environment, bridging urban and organismic scales by exploring one of the most important orga...
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
Vogue reports on the collaboration between Pangaia and Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs.
Pangaia is the first fashion label to print graphics using ink made out of toxic air pollution.
Kent Larson considers the societal stressors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and those that the world will face post-pandemic.
Read about a collaboration between Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs and materials science company Pangaia, both founded by Media Lab alums.
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Virtual Beyond the Cradle
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financ...
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
The LEGO Wayfinder project combines LEGO, robotics, and seawater into a playground of project-based learning and citizen science for budd...
Prof Dava Newman fields listeners' questions about climate change and introduces EarthDNA, a platform for climate advocacy and action.
Read the new MIT Space Policy Compendium led by Dava Newman with co-authors including Ariel Ekblaw and Danielle Wood.
RF-EATS is a new system that can verify the authenticity of food and liquids in closed containers without opening them or requiring ...
Signal Kinetics head Fadel Adib and other junior faculty members talk about the ways the J-WAFS’ seed grant program has catalyzed their work
Awards honor young professors in the Media Lab and departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, EECS, + Math
Read the preliminary report from the Living Observatory at Tidmarsh on the benefits of restoration projects on four cranberry farms in MA.
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Can we build a battery-free underwater GPS? While underwater localization is a long-studied problem, we seek to bring it to ba...
Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we s...
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
Project Captivate have been designed to serve as an easy and reliable platform to measure physiology in the real world. We've des...
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Space research, led by a diverse team of women scientists, will be presented at this year's AIAA Ascend Conference.
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu.&nb...
The environmental conditions of prolonged spaceflight pose significant psychological risks for astronauts. In particular, crews of future...
An inventor of CRISPR-based gene drive has some advice to improve science, ethics, and the life-saving potential of these technologies.
Kevin Esvelt and other experts talk about the risks and possible benefits of using gene drives to eliminate diseases and invasive species.
To oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, the seas’ uncharted depths are full of opportunities to engage women and people of color in science.
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of 𝑈2𝐵, a technology that enables scalable ad ultra-low power ocean IoT. At t...
A new device extracts energy from ambient noise
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
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
Biological Carbon Pump (BCP), which refers to the transport of particulate organic carbon (POC) from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, d...
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...
Regenerative agriculture, or “carbon farming,” is the use of agricultural practices and crops that draw down excess atmospheric carbon th...
TransparenSea is an AI system that uses video from tuna longline vessels as input to identify dangerous fishing practices while at sea.Co...