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Space Exploration Initiative
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Gravity is the anchor of all existences on earth, pulling the chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even ...
A chemistry, design, and R&D collaboration with International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.
What would daily life be like on the Red Planet?
Danielle Wood's TED Talk
Structurally, zero gravity means that we do not have to contend with architecture's greatest arch-nemesis, gravity. This opens up a new w...
Biomimicry looks to living organisms to create the future of sustainable engineering.
Ekblaw, Ariel, and Joseph Paradiso. "Self-assembling Space Structures: Buckminsterfullerene Sensor Nodes." In 2018 AIAA SciTech / AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, p. 0565. 2018.
The future of human habitation in space, from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to planetary systems far beyond, lies in self-assembling, adaptive, a...
The Scratch Team invited young people from around the world to create Scratch projects designed specifically to be played in zero gr...
Reimagining research for life in space
The widespread synthesis of common organic building blocks in space could have biased life beyond Earth towards chemical similarities to ...
The future of human life outside of Earth will heavily depend on the ability to fabricate and manufacture things. Yet fabrication in spac...
This project seeks to examine the effects of altered gravity on an individual’s physiology during parabolic flight. Specifically, we will...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Can we enable social connectivity between astronauts and people on Earth through an embodied agent?Astronauts actively communicate with t...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and durin...
Can a modified snap bracelet be used to land infrastructure on an asteroid? It is notoriously difficult to stick a landing on a low ...
Each new technology forces us to confront who we are as humans. As technological innovations in deep space exploration keep advanci...
Expansion microscopy (ExM) is a new imaging modality developed by MIT Media Lab's Synthetic Neurobiology group. ExM allows biomolecules t...
The brain uses space to index, organize, and retrieve memories. However, our sense of space depends on our perception of gravity. We...
There will be space makers and tinkerers, space theorists and humanists, space artists and athletes.
Lisa Nip's TED Talk