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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...
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
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 ...
Living in space could have significant physical and mental impacts on astronauts. Wearables have the potential to play a critical role in...
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...
Designing systems for cognitive support
Looking beyond smart cities
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
A significant number of college students suffer from mental health issues that impact their physical, social, and occu...
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Anyone who is age 60+, speaks English, lives in the US, and has access to Wi-Fi is eligible.
OverviewPAL is a wearable platform for personalized, context-aware, and always-present user change. PAL has mu...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Kevin Esvelt, master's student Anika Ullah, and other experts talk about bi-directional contact tracing, privacy, and halting Covid-19.
Appropriate and adaptive treatment plans are challenging in Parkinson’s disease for several reasons. parkinsAI models drug response...
Peoples' mindsets, meaning their beliefs about their own intellectual abilities, affect their effort and thereby their performance on tas...
The Interplanetary Cookbook, developed by Maggie Coblentz, presents thought-provoking recipes and zero-g kitchenware for the future of li...
The Interplanetary Gastronomy research aims to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with eating in...
The Guardians Project aims to use the same game design principles used in mobile games to help people form beneficial long-term habits an...
The Huggable is a new type of robotic companion for health care, education, and social communication applications. The Huggable is much m...
MIT biologist Kevin Esvelt discusses the biology of the pandemic and how gain-of-function research jeopardizes public safety.
Alexis Hope talks about her work that focuses on broadening the participation of women in designing technology for women’s health.
Spinoff Figur8 and member company Toppan Printing have developed a new service using musculoskeletal sensors to assess body misalignment.
Taking a taste of the sensory research of Space Exploration Initiative’s Maggie Coblentz
A multi-course tasting menu was flown on a zero gravity flight in August 2019. Five specially crafted dishes were consum...
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
Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.
There are currently UROP openings for this project. All the details available via the link: https://www.braini.io/j...
An MIT-developed vaccination card aims to cut through vaccine distribution chaos while preserving patient privacy.
Enhancing human physical capability
Anastasia Ostrowski talks to the Digital Future Society about her work in this Q+A.
How Canan Dagdeviren helped her students and members of the Conformable Decoders group adjust to working remotely
Esvelt and Lipsitch lay out a path for slowing the spread of B.1.1.7, and ensuring that we're better prepared for future pandemics.
Human-computer interaction (HCI) has traditionally focused on designing and investigating interfaces that provide explicit visual, audito...
dementAI is an open-source platform for modeling risk stratification of Alzheimer's dementia using spontaneous speech through ...
Johnson, K.T. & Picard, R.W. (2020). Advancing Neuroscience through Wearable Devices. Neuron 108(1), 8-12.
Academic research groups, especially the ones directed by new junior faculty, are under pressure to produce high-quality work timely whil...
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...
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the lif...
It was believed that functionalities of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) require full-length sequences which are negated by residue de...
Unexpected findings in chemokine receptors once believed to be non-functional open up new fields of scientific inquiry.
Expert panelists discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 and progress made to better prepare our public health systems.
Overview: The outermost skin of a space-based structure is designed using materials known to protect against the harsh elements of space....
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...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation