banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
natural language processing
sports and fitness
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
The Space Exploration Initiative’s latest research flight explores work and play in zero gravity
Kevin Esvelt and other experts discuss potential technological approaches to combating mosquito-borne diseases.
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler joined other experts to explore the potential impacts of digital currencies on national and global security.
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
Mechanical actuators for deployable systems on satellites are often complex, expensive, only designed for a single use, and too large or ...
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial...
In microgravity, the removal of constant loading on the skeleton leads to loss of bone density and muscle mass. In order to counteract th...
“Molecular Gastronomy in Zero G” explores the artistic and technical aspect of preparing food in space. Studying how food is created...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Here are proven thought starters for creating a business culture that nurtures disruptive change
Unnatural Selection tackles tough questions about CRISPR gene editing, designer babies, and more.
Space Exploration Initiative
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
New adjunct associate professor combines fine arts and coding.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Looking beyond smart cities
How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
[Update 11/22/2019: This project has two open positions for UROPs/visiting students or interns. One position focuses around electrical en...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler participated in a simulated “digital currency war” at Harvard’s Belfer Center.
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
Ufuoma Ovienmhada discusses her work using satellite data to help manage invasive water hyacinth in Benin.
Enhancing human physical capability
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
All over Africa, experts use satellite Earth Observation (EO) data for applications such as monitoring crop health or assessing the risk ...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the ...
The PhD student and former high school teacher aims to study the ways young people of color interact with technology.
Researchers have come up with an innovation that will delight the fashion industry and people concerned about animal welfare: 3D-printed fur
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Beyond the Cradle
ML Learning head Philipp Schmidt talks about learning, innovation, and collaboration.
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 2...
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Danielle Wood discusses the satellite technology research and other work underway in her Space Enabled research group.
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow Prathima Muniyappa uses the transformative power of design to empower marginalized indigenous communities.
Joy Buolamwini talks to Frontline about bias in AI, and what can be done about it.
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Envisioning the future (and challenges) of designing affordable technology-enabled mobility devices.
These 50 women made bold moves, raised major capital, and wowed us with their fearless vision.
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information with the aspiration to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a...
Opinion: The push to ban unwanted “dark patterns” from apps and sites may also take away certain features users want.
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a th...
A new method for sequencing the genome of an intact single cell may help researchers understand how key autism genes are regulated.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve ...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
The extremely dextrous robot features a 24-joint human-hand-like design and took only four minutes to complete the task.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Joe Paradiso talks about making music, collaborating with students (and with the internet), and his massive modular synthesizer.
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Blockchain technology is changing the nature of money and organizations. We should probably start pondering the potential consequences.
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks to biohacker Josiah Zayner, Alex Pearlman, and Ling Ling Chang about norms, ethics, and regulation.