learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Looking beyond smart cities
A Distance Learning Model for Global Laboratory-Based Synthetic Biology Education Synthetic Biology ( SynBio) tools hold the…
Enhancing human physical capability
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
The SeedLabs MicroPET, which began as a Media Lab collaboration, was selected to TIME's 200 Best Inventions of 2023.
We present the "MicroPET" mission, consisting of an autonomous payload for enzymatic reactions and microbial cultivation with fully program…
Programmable Water-Based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication across ScalesAguahoja is an exploration of nature’s design space.…
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Space Exploration Initiative
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Nanoelectronics has the potential to enable radica…
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically infe…
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/We are developing nano-devices using meta-mat…
Catch David S. Kong on Joe Blair's Epic Human Podcast, as he discusses his mission to empower communities through biotechnology.
The MAD Fellowship is an opportunity for MIT grad students to propose a research-oriented or personal design project.
Beyond the Cradle
A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course "How to Grow (Almost) Anything" leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology
Transforming data into knowledge
Dr. Shah was an invited speaker and a contributor at The National Cancer Policy Forum developed workshop series at the The National Academi…
Research studies led by Dr. Shah, in collaboration with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have develope…
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/For understanding the brain structure, it is neces…
Separating densely packed molecules before imaging allows them to become visible for the first time.
Designing for, with, and by nature
David Sun Kong speaks with NEO.LIFE about science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
The Wanderers were unveiled as part of the exhibition: ‘The Sixth Element: Exploring the Natural Beauty of 3D Printing' on display a…
Gemini—an acoustical “twin chaise"—spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches of…
Biodiversity on planet Earth is under momentous threat, with extinction rates estimated between 100 and 1,000 times their pre-human level. …
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Sensors, especially biosensors, are indispensable …
Spinoff Volta Labs was co-founded by Media Lab alum Udayan Umapathi and Center for Bits and Atoms alum Will Langford.
DropletIO proposes aqueous droplets as a programmable material for biology, art, and design. The DropletIO system can actuate and sense mac…
City Science researcher Andres Rico reflects on his time participating in this past year's "How To Grow (Almost) Anything" (HTGAA) class.
What are radically sustainable methods for knitting, making and building in the age of the Anthropocene? How can humankind and members of o…
Hybrid Living Materials (HLMs) are formed by combining living and non-living materials such that the resulting composites take on the funct…
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductive …
This research presents water-based robotic fabrication as a design approach and enabling technology for additive manufacturing (AM) of biod…
The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales.The primary st…
How can we design relationships between the most primitive and the most sophisticated life forms? Can we design wearables embedded with s…
For more details and recent updates visit: https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/Electronics are ubiquitous in today’s world, with …
Olivia Arthur explores the ways technology can transform the human body, and vice-versa, from robotics to work in the Biomechatronics group.
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
The brain is a three-dimensional, densely-wired circuit that computes via large sets of widely distributed neurons interacting at fast time…
New technologies for recording neural activity, controlling neural activity, or building brain circuits, may be capable someday of serving …
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNAs,…
Living Bits : Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Living Microorganisms in Human-Computer InteractionThere are trillions of living…
"We, as architects of the built environment, are entering an era where we’re designing for survival.”
There are 20 chemokine receptors that bind their respective chemokines. It is not currently understood how these structurally similar recep…
Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.
By Kevin EsveltResearchers should hold themselves morally accountable for all of the consequences of their work. That can require publ…
New research group aims to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology.
A 3D printing system that controls the behavior of live bacteria could someday enable medical devices with therapeutic agents built in.
Lab on Body, Synthetic Biology, and Bio-Digital Systems for Health and Human Enhancement
Mediated Matter head Neri Oxman talks to ELLE about her work.
Technological advances in the past decade have allowed us to take a close look at the proteomes of living organisms. As a result, more than…
Who should decide whether, when, and how to alter the environment? These are hard questions, especially when the decisions will impact peop…
In a paper published in PNAS, researchers at MIT and Harvard University describe a self-limiting gene drive system.