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Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
The MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) talks to Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes
We are working on communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological s...
Everett Lawson and Matt Carney worked with Biomechatronics group head Hugh Herr to fit Everett with a bionic prosthesis.
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, ba...
A lightweight research platform to develop autonomous technology Designed to transform bicycle-sharing systems into an on-demand mob...
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In ...
Listen to Danielle Wood speak in a new episode of the Stories of Transformation podcast.
Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.
Among other experts, Ethan Zuckerman reminisces about human-curated web directories and the mule-powered web browser.
The United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter is the Arab world’s first interplanetary spacecraft — and has jump-started science in the country.
Thom Kubli, in collaboration with the Tangible Media group, on the development of a machine that can 3D print objects light enough to float.
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under...
The startup Spatial uses an augmented reality platform to make people feel like they’re working side by side.
When contemplating the future of life in space, we dream not only of rockets and off-world societies, but also of art, of leisure, and fr...
How to Train Your Robot Companion is a curriculum for students in 5-8th grade to explore artificial intelligence and ethics. In this cour...
Want the best Caprese salad or pesto you ever tasted? MIT researchers say they may be able to help.
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler joined other experts to explore the potential impacts of digital currencies on national and global security.
As we move towards an increasingly IoT-enabled ecosystem, we find that it is easier than ever before to capture vast amounts of audio dat...
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ...
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratiza...
Knitting is an established textile manufacturing technique that has been pervasive in the garment and technical fabrics industry. In comp...
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
Like too many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the aerospace sector in the US is populated mainly by white people.
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
Center for Extreme Bionics
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will gene...
We are working to build technology that interfaces with the sleeping mind. As the dreamer descends into sleep, we track different sl...
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
A recent focus of our lab has been making use of Tangible Displays and Body Object Space to develop new assistive technologies. As a test...
Digital Currency Initiative
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Bringing project-based work online in two very different contexts: a middle school robotics course and a university product design studio.
Joe Paradiso shares his experience running the Responsive Environments group, teaching classes, among other things during the Covid-19 era.
Alex Berke and Kent Larson, City Science group, MIT Media Lab (2020).
The Mediated Atmosphere project envisions a smart office that is capable of dynamically transforming itself to enhance occupants' work ex...
Homes and offices are being filled with sensor networks to answer specific queries and solve pre-determined problems, but no comprehensiv...
Maggie Coblentz leads research and design on interplanetary gastronomy at the Space Exploration Initiative, where she is developing ...
Developed by a team of Media Lab researchers, SpaceHuman is a seahorse-inspired additive prosthetic for use in microgravity environments.
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Study cautions against using static org charts during COVID-19 crisis.
Kevin Esvelt and other experts talk to Axios about the risk of, and potential defenses against, engineered pathogens.
New website offers a combination of learning units, hands-on activities, and mentor guides to foster AI literacy.
Matt Carney discusses his interest in humanoid robots and the importance of design aesthetics and user experience in developing prostheses.
Wonder Stories is always free for teachers, but for the duration of COVID-19, Wonder Stories is free to anyone.
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
The Guardians Project aims to use the same game design principles used in mobile games to help people form beneficial long-term habits an...
New issues in privacy debate with technology and contact-tracing.
Biomechatronics head Hugh Herr discusses his research with the No Barriers USA podcast.
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
Mitch Resnick and other experts talk about designing an educational system fit for the future.
Collect cute monsters and make your brain feel better.
This is a unique time to engage and teach children about the benefits and limitations of technology.
Your phone soon might know if you have spent time near someone with the COVID-19 virus.
The LEGO Papert Fellowship program was officially launched in 2017.
2018 marks the second cohort of the LEGO Papert Fellowship program, which honors the legacy of educational-technology pioneer Seymour Papert
The new LEGO Papert Fellows will spend one week at LEGO headquarters in Denmark to share ideas and collaborate on projects.
The University of San Francisco Museum Blog highlights the Museums and Technology course taught by Opera of the Future alum Eyal Shahar
From improving your mood to focusing your creativity, scientists at MIT’s Dream Lab want to prove the power of dreams.
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information with the aspiration to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a...
Researchers are racing to achieve the benefits of location-tracking without the surveillance.
“Data scientists and visualization designers need to take their civic role very seriously in a pandemic,” says the MIT assistant professor.
Here's my take on the future of textiles, as well as the connection between research and manufacturing.
To help explain how this works is Ramesh Raskar, an associate professor at MIT’s Media Lab.