The lightsabers themselves are still a little way off, but at least now there's hope.
The best way to get water in the middle of a desert is to suck it straight out of the air, and MIT has managed to make doing this a practical reality.
Using behavior analysis software and a 3D character, MIT has developed a system that may help the socially awkward become a little more people friendly.
MIT's Media Lab unleashed 6,500 silkworms to study how they build structures.
At school world-renowned for technical excellence, MIT students have a surprising obsession.
MIT researchers create an elastic touchscreen with a 2D display.
Most of us don't even have access to 3D printing technology, but that's not stopping MIT from finding a way to add a whole extra D to the mix.
A group at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms has created a robot that could point the way toward toy robots that can fold into different configurations.
15-year-old Kelvin Doe lives in Sierra Leone. Electricity in his area is erratic, only turning on a handful of times each month. What can you do? Well, this very clever teen went about finding a solution and he ended up building a battery to power his family home.
For all our advances in science and technology, the inner workings of the human brain remain largely a mystery when it comes to some of our habits and addictions. But a new research study from MIT has offered new insight into how we might be able to directly control those habits with simple bursts of light.