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Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically infe…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
In recent years, there has been an increase in low-cost and open-source electronic and chemical sensors that hobbyists, concerned citizens,…
The Tidmarsh Living Observatory Portal is a research project that focuses on the design and fabrication of a pavilion that will genera…
Building an open, shared, and collaborative future of lunar exploration.Explore the Lunar Open Architecture (LOA) at loa.mit.edu. …
The Interplanetary Gastronomy research aims to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with eating in s…
When imagining human life in space, how will we express our humanity and creativity in an alien environment? Can the art we make both refle…
By Larissa Zhou and Adam ZacharFood is crucial to maintaining the physical and psychological health of humans in space. Eating food pr…
Rapid prototyping platforms such as 3D printers used for digital fabrication are today able to manufacture custom objects for specific task…
On Earth, morning, noon, and night have their own specific meanings. The feeling of a second or a minute passing by, the shortening of the …
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 As…
By Po-Hao ChiHow could microgravity/hypergravity shape our perceptual experience of listening with weightlessness? How can we seek to explo…
The Miniature Optical Steered Antenna for Intersatellite Communications (MOSAIC)By Shreeyam KackerThe Miniature Optical Steered Antenn…
Solid-state microfrabricated devices are in development to replace contemporary heavy mechanical components for use in spacecraft propellan…
How did life originate? Nobody knows. Life might not even be native to our Earth - it might have come from asteroids or the interstellar me…
By Somayajulu Dhulipala and Manwei ChanAs humanity explores deeper into space, long-duration missions will require horticulture activities …
By Nancy Valladares and Rae Yuping HsuThis project is an art performance that seeks to rethink imaginaries of multispecies surviv…
In an interview recorded at VivaTech, Media Lab Director Dava Newman talks about the Media Lab's mission to enhance the human experience.
In Discovery Magazine, Media Lab postdoc Adam Haar Horowitz and other researchers discuss the possible ethical issues of influencing dreams.
SpaceHuman is a soft robotics device designed to facilitate the exploration of environments with reduced gravity in a view of democratizati…
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transform …
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial G…
A molecular gastronomy experiment was flown on a zero gravity flight in August 2019, using spherification techniques to create recipes in z…
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is everywh…
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with Xi…
Today, the environments that humans occupy in space are designed for survival. Humans are carefully shuttled to and from space, and during …
More than 95% of the ocean has never been observed by humans, even though the ocean plays the largest role in the world's climate system, h…
X-AR is an augmented reality (AR) system that gives humans "X-Ray Vision" X-AR is a new AR headset that enables users to see things th…
Our Oceans IoT technologies enable new applications in climate and ecological monitoring, aquaculture, energy, and robotic navigation. …
These five women at the MIT Media Lab are advancing aerospace science and research, driven by a love of our home planet.
Dreaming through Code Designing creative learning workshops for local organizations committed to introducing technology to kids in a n…
Media Lab PhD student Isabella Loaiza is building data-driven tools to help people all over the world navigate the future of work.
Critical thinking is an essential human skill. Despite the importance of critical thinking, research reveals that our reasoning ability suf…
Using ultrasonic waves that propel drug molecules into the skin, the patch could be used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Press: - MIT News: Using reflections to see the world from new points of view- TechXplore, EuropaPress, La Nacion …
Tod Machover’s first opera (he has now composed many more groundbreaking ones) was VALIS, and it made history when it premiered for the 10t…
The new device, which can be incorporated into a bra, could allow more frequent monitoring of patients at high risk for breast cancer.
A modular, membrane protein design based biomimetic sensing system named RESENSA (Receptor S-layer Electrical Nano Sens…
Created by Media Lab PhD students Shruti Dhariwal and Manuj Dhariwal, CoCo is a digital learning platform that fosters collaboration.
On BBC’s The Forum, host Iszi Lawrence tries a tool developed by Media Lab researchers that tests users' ability to detect deepfakes.
Former Media Lab Professor John Maeda talks to Danielle Newnham about computational thinking and what it takes to cultivate curiosity.
On an episode of the Unpacking Education podcast, Randi Williams (a PhD student in the Personal Robots research group) talks Day of AI.
Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots research group, talks to Education Week about early opportunities for AI literacy.
Former Media Lab Professor Ethan Zuckerman speaks with The New York Times about the future of social media.
Randi Williams, who is a PhD student in the Media Lab’s Personal Robots group, joins other talented scientists to talk about their careers.
CoCo is a new live co-creative learning platform designed to empower educators to support young people in both physical and remote set…
TRANSFORM fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by a stream of data …
Digital Currency Initiative
The device detects the same molecules that cell receptors do, and may enable routine early screening for cancers and other diseases.
Traditional additive manufacturing processes, especially those that make use of liquid resin as the feedstock, are constrained by the gravi…
By Rachel BellisleOverview:The Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS or “Skinsuit”) is an intravehicular activity suit for astronau…
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Global participation in MIT RAISE’s free K-12 program more than doubles in its second year.
MIT Media Lab postdoc Ziv Epstein discusses issues arising from the use of generative AI to make art and other media.
Media Lab PhD students Manuj Dhariwal + Shruti Dhariwal introduce a new paradigm of creative collaboration in digital learning environments
Participate in the experiment at https://detectfakes.media.mit.eduCheck out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-pri…
Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio
Targeted dream incubation (TDI) is a methodology for guiding (or “incubating”) dreams towards specific themes. Please read the FAQ below to…
A new computer vision system turns any shiny object into a camera of sorts, enabling an observer to see around corners or beyond obstruction
Researchers from Fluid Interfaces presented this research at the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
🚨Application to the 2022 Co-Design Experience here bit.ly/codesign2022 🚨Historically, technology transfer has been associate…
Supported by the Space Exploration Initiative, the student-run HUMANS project aims to increase global representation in space.
Emily Anthes reports on research by Media Lab alum Rébecca Kleinberger and colleagues showing that parrots enjoy videochatting.
Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes and five other experts talk about emerging health and wellness technologies.
Cocoon is our vision of a programmable dream machine from the future. This device would be enabled by the synthesis of many devices under d…
The Road to 2050, a six-part docuseries from The Franklin Institute, examines the ways that today's technology will shape the future.
Artificial intelligence can make adults nervous, but experts say exploring it as a family is the best way to understand its pros and cons.
Beyond the Cradle
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily fo…
An MIT-led study reveals a core tension between the impulse to share news and to think about whether it is true.