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The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Aguahoja—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—rethinks the paradigm of recycling.
Sound and space are fundamentally intertwined, at both a physical and perceptual level. Sound radiates from vibrating materials, fillin...
"Space belongs to all countries—every country deserves equal opportunities to pursue scientific achievement for societal benefit."
Team Pulse of the Ocean becomes an Explorer Prize winner in the DISCOVER Competition—the first stage of the Ocean Observing Prize.
Esvelt's career has gone from straight science into ethics and safety.
How biologist Kevin Esvelt came to know the planet, in his own words.
The Māori of Aotearoa (New Zealand) have a long and deep connection to their island and ocean ecosystem. Concepts such as ...
Microbes are the foundation upon which life on Earth depends: they set the boundaries of habitability for all plants and animals and crea...
A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood.
The following Media Lab students joined the MIT India Initiative in Mumbai for this workshop.
Who needs best-by labels when your package is sensing the food inside it?
Danielle Wood's official testimony from the congressional hearing for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.
A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to
We already have all the tools we need to fix climate change. We just need to use them.
Kevin Esvelt and other experts discuss potential technological approaches to combating mosquito-borne diseases.
Produced by Media Lab spinoff Graviky Labs, AIR-INK was developed by Fluid Interfaces alum Anirudh Sharma.
How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
Congratulations to Fluid Interfaces alum Anirudh Sharma and his spinoff Graviky Labs!
Neri Oxman, Abrima Erwiah, Tracy Reese, Gabriela Hearst, Eileen Fisher, Karina Givargisoff addressed the issue at UN Women USA event.
Ufuoma Ovienmhada discusses her work using satellite data to help manage invasive water hyacinth in Benin.
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
Danielle Wood discusses the satellite technology research and other work underway in her Space Enabled research group.
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Noah Wilson-Rich suggests that urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.
Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving?
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
Summer’s great indoor-temperature debate rages on.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
Joi Ito calls for responsible stewardship of the commons beyond our planet.
Anirudh Sharma was at a conference in India when he noticed black particles accumulating on his white shirt.
About 45 minutes of diesel car pollution reaps 30 milliliters of AIR-INK, now on display at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
More ocean data has been collected in the last two years than in all previous years combined, and we are on a path to continue to break t...
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
Doppelmarsh is a cross-reality sensor data browser built for experimenting with presence and multimodal sensory experiences. Built on evo...
TurboTrack is a 3D localization system for fine-grained robotic tasks, with unique capability to localize backscatter nodes with sub-cent...
ArtBoat is a tool for communities to make collaborative light paintings in public spaces and reimagine the future of their cities. ...
In-Vivo Networking (IVN) is the new technology that can wirelessly power and communicate with tiny devices implanted deep within the...
Descending into the dark sea is like exploring deep space.
EEEeb Spring 2019: Urban OceansMarch 24, April 7 and 21, May 19, June 2 To register, please visit this lin...
We now have more challenging choices to make than simply whether to be vegan, pescatarian or carnivore, thanks to technology.
The 2017 and 2018 fires in California were the air quality equivalent of the Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Global climate change is projected to change our planet this century and beyond.
Creating sociotechnical systems that shape our urban environments
The deep sea is the common heritage of all of humankind and we must all share in the responsibility to be good stewards of it.
OpenAg is committed to changing the way the world thinks about farming and food—and we need your help! As an open source project, we beli...
View the main City Science Andorra project profile.
Seventy percent of nations have deep-sea environments within their maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), yet only 16 percent of them ...
Tree is a virtual experience that transforms you into a rainforest tree. With your arms as branches and body as the trunk, you experience...
Climate change presents a grave threat to overall human well-being, including mental health.
Add deadly car crashes and food safety risks — and the officials overseeing them — to the list of things affected by climate change.
Effects of environmental stressors on daily governance, Nick Obradovich, Dustin Tingley, Iyad Rahwan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug 2018, 201803765; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1803765115
If we are unable to adapt to climate change, it may amplify the marginal gap between citizen need and government assistance.
An Alternative Autonomous Revolution System design for emerging urban contexts and societal aspirationsThe Persuasive Electric Vehic...
Mission Wildlife is a research collaboration between San Diego Zoo Global and the MIT Center for Civic Media to explore the pot...
The Safecast has revolutionized citizen science.
SCHOOL, ENERGY AWARENESSUsing TerMITes in the Santa Coloma School in Andorra we want to help students understand the relation between the...
What counts here—first and last—is not so-called knowledge of so-called facts, but vision—seeing. Seeing here implies Schauen [to see] (a...
Move aside, smiley faces, clapping hands and dancing ladies. Emoji are finally ready to tackle serious issues....The project may be the f...
How well have humans adapted to the current climate, and how will we adapt to new climate complexities?This week, the Climate Conversatio...
TreeSense, a sensory VR experience that allows users to experience the full lifecycle of a tree, was featured in the Global Grad Sh...
The Synthetic Apiary proposes a new kind of environment, bridging urban and organismic scales by exploring one of the most important orga...
The Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV) is an agile, on-demand, shared, and functionally hybrid tricycle.
Responsive Science is a way of conducting research that invites openness and community involvement from the earliest stages of each proje...
The CityCar electric automobile, developed and prototyped by Smart Cities, is designed to meet the demand for enclosed personal mobility ...