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MIT’s Gooey New 3D Printer Is a Game Changer

The Self-Assembly Lab teamed up with an Michigan-based furniture company to develop a gel-based machine that can print pretty much anything—in minutes.


MIT’s Future Shoe Can Transform Itself

Watch designers Christophe Guberan and Skylar Tabbits’ Minimal Shoe change on its own.


[Exclusive] Inside MIT's Self-Replicating Objects

When we can make objects that reproduce, what does that mean for the definition of life itself?


"Reversible Concrete" Is Ready to Revolutionise Temporary Architecture

Working with Gramazio Kohler Research, these guys are changing how we think about infrastructure.


[Premiere] MIT Made a Chair That Builds Itself

We talked to MIT Self-Assembly Lab Director Skylar Tibbits about how "evolutionary fabrication" could radically change how things are made.