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
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Designing systems for cognitive support
Looking beyond smart cities
Enhancing human physical capability
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of th...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
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
The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.
Ever wish you could toss your folded up tent and have it self-assemble mid-air? Well...you can. In a zero gravity environment.Self ...
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gra...
As space agencies prepare for a new era of space exploration, and long duration missions to the Moon or Mars, they’ll need to address the...
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food ...
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surv...
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Ante...
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propell...
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar ...
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activitie...
A proof of concept demonstration for a voxel-based reconfigurable space structure based on electromagnetically actuated picosatellites. I...
By Rachel BellisleThe Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronauts that has ...
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to exp...
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both ref...
It is known that prolonged exposure to micro and hyper-gravity induces various acute health risks, such as osteoporosis, skeletal muscle ...
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.
Research finds Covid-19-related lockdowns led to a marked reduction in walking in lower-income areas of major metropolises.
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Ariel Ekblaw spoke at the Chautauqua Institution about her novel space architecture ideas and a call for more dialogue on space ethics.
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.
Forbes highlights spinoff Figur8 and its most recent funding round, which raised $12 million.
Pattie Maes talks about optimizing technology to be used by people, through fluid, interactive, immersive, and wearable systems.
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Hugh Herr discusses the implications of the technology behind his work, from regenerative medicine and surgery to elderly mobility.
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial...
Exploring the essence of code as a creative medium
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
The Interplanetary Gastronomy research aims to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with eating in...
In this project we invite MIT students and students from other international universities to address the tensions between long-standing t...
The Guardians Project aims to use the same game design principles used in mobile games to help people form beneficial long-term habits an...
We are leveraging current Wireless Sensor Network technology to develop an easily deployable, and inexpensive wireless sensor (LunarWSN) ...
Virtual Beyond the Cradle
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
The Space Exploration Initiative and Space Enabled research group are participating in this year's Virtual MIT Space Week.
The rapid advancement of electronic devices and fabrication technologies has further promoted the field of wearables and smart textiles. ...
Code.org interviews Lifelong Kindergarten PhD student Jaleesa Trapp in honor of Women’s History Month.
Americans who share fake news on social media might not lack media literacy skills. Chances are they don’t stop to check accuracy.
Researchers + artists reflect on the partnerships that have created career opportunities and forged a deeper public understanding of science
New research shows that subtly nudging people to think about accuracy increases the quality of the news they share
In recent years, there has been a great deal of concern about the proliferation of false and misleading news on social media . Acade...
Study: On social media, most people do care about accurate news but need reminders not to spread misinformation.
Watch the interviews conducted by Career Girls with Labbers Randi Williams, Jaleesa Trapp, Marian Muthui, and Alexis Hope.
Alexis Hope talks about her work that focuses on broadening the participation of women in designing technology for women’s health.
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
Engaging students on and off the screen and the magic of being a lifelong kindergartner.
Read the new MIT Space Policy Compendium led by Dava Newman with co-authors including Ariel Ekblaw and Danielle Wood.
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Olivia Arthur explores the ways technology can transform the human body, and vice-versa, from robotics to work in the Biomechatronics group.